Area Information for Avocet Close, St. Albans, AL3 6BT

Avocet Close in St. Albans is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Batchwood ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address Avocet Close, St. Albans, AL3 6BT, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AL3 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Batchwood
Constituency St Albans
Region Eastern
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Avocet Close, St. Albans, AL3 6BT:

Green Lane, St. Albans, AL3 6EZ
Green Lane, St. Albans, AL3 6HD
Birchmead Close, St. Albans, AL3 6BS
Francis Avenue, St. Albans, AL3 6BW
Green Lane, St. Albans, AL3 6HA
Toulmin Drive, St. Albans, AL3 6EG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AL3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Avocet Close, St. Albans, AL3 6BT is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Avocet Close, St. Albans consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 17
Semi-Detached 78
Terraced 29
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 128
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Avocet Close, St. Albans contains a higher than average level of social housing - 28% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 40
Owned with Mortgage 41
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 26
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rent Free 0
Total 124

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 26
Two People 39
Three People 26
Four People 22
Five People 6
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 124

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 31
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 83

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in St Albans constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 45% male.

Male 152
Female 184
Total 336

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 15
5-7 18
8-9 11
10-14 25
15 7
16-17 6
18-19 10
20-24 15
25-29 24
30-44 71
45-59 53
60-64 17
65-74 32
75-84 27
85-89 5
90+ 0
Total 336

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL3 6BT does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 76
Married 139
Divorced 13
Separated 5
Widowed 23
Same Sex 4
Total 260

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 174
Good 101
Fair 45
Bad 13
Very Bad 3
Total 336

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 91
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 30
No GCSEs or Equivalent 51
Other 11
Total 260

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 84% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 282
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Pakistani 2
Bangladeshi 24
Other Asian 10
Black Caribbean 5
Total 336

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 286
Wales 5
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 9
Other 21
Total 336

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to AL3 6BT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 277
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 44

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 208
No Religion 64
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 35
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 28
Total 336

Economic Activity Embed This

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 94
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 29
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 37
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 7
Total 228

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 8
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 17
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 29
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 157

Avocet Close, St. Albans, AL3 6BT is within the St Albans Central, North and West policing neighbourhood, under the Hertfordshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Avocet Close
Neighbourhood Team Address St Albans Central, North and West
Civic Centre
St Peters Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to AL3 6BT. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for AL3 6BT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Avocet Close, St. Albans, AL3 6BT. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans City 1.3 miles
St Albans Abbey 1.6 miles
Park Street 2.9 miles
Harpenden 3.3 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 3.4 miles
Bricket Wood 4.3 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 5.4 miles
Apsley 5.7 miles
Radlett 5.8 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 5.8 miles
Kings Langley 5.9 miles
Welham Green 6 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.4 miles
Hemel Hempstead 6.6 miles
Watford North 6.7 miles
Brookmans Park 6.7 miles
Welwyn North 7.5 miles
Watford Junction 7.5 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 7.7 miles
Potters Bar 8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Avocet Close, St. Albans, AL3 6BT. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 7.5 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Avocet Close, St. Albans, AL3 6BT. The nearest is Margaret Wix Primary School, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Margaret Wix Primary School 440 yards
Garden Fields Junior Mixed and Infant School 520 yards
Bernards Heath Junior School 0.6 miles
Bernards Heath Infant and Nursery School 0.8 miles
Aboyne Lodge Junior Mixed and Infant School 0.9 miles
Maple Primary School 0.9 miles
Alban City School 0.9 miles
St Michael's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, St Albans 1.1 miles
Wheatfields Infants' and Nursery School 1.3 miles
Wheatfields Junior Mixed School 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Avocet Close, St. Albans, AL3 6BT. The nearest is Townsend Church of England, approximately 820 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Townsend Church of England 820 yards
St Albans Girls' School half a mile
St Albans High School for Girls 0.8 miles  
Loreto College 1.1 miles
Verulam School 1.4 miles
Sandringham School 1.5 miles
The Marlborough Science Academy 2 miles
Beaumont School 2 miles
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 2.7 miles
Sir John Lawes School 3.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Avocet Close, St. Albans, AL3 6BT. The nearest is The Lodge Health Partnership, approximately 0.5 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Avocet Close, St. Albans, AL3 6BT. The nearest is High Oaks Dental Practice, approximately 450 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Avocet Close, St. Albans, AL3 6BT. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately half a mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Avocet Close, St. Albans, AL3 6BT. The nearest is Vision Express, approximately 1 mile away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.