Area Information for Firbank Road, St. Albans, AL3 6LZ

Firbank Road in St. Albans is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Marshalswick South ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address Firbank Road, St. Albans, AL3 6LZ, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for AL3 6LZ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Marshalswick South
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 Firbank Road, St. Albans, AL3 6LZ:

Firbank Road, St. Albans, AL3 6NA
Hobart Walk, St. Albans, AL3 6LS
Valley Road, St. Albans, AL3 6NB
Melbourne Close, St. Albans, AL3 6LY
Melbourne Close, St. Albans, AL3 6LU
Canberra Close, St. Albans, AL3 6LT

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 Firbank Road, St. Albans, AL3 6LZ 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

We have found 9 property sales in Firbank Road since the beginning of 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 Firbank Road, St. Albans consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 31
Semi-Detached 31
Terraced 65
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 130
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 53% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 45
Owned with Mortgage 69
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 10
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 130

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 23
Two People 39
Three People 24
Four People 22
Five People 18
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 130

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 43
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 17
Total 103

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 49% male.

Male 185
Female 195
Total 380

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around AL3 6LZ has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 28% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 38
5-7 20
8-9 13
10-14 27
15 9
16-17 8
18-19 6
20-24 20
25-29 18
30-44 89
45-59 73
60-64 15
65-74 20
75-84 21
85-89 1
90+ 2
Total 380

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL3 6LZ 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 69
Married 172
Divorced 19
Separated 2
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 273

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 230
Good 108
Fair 29
Bad 8
Very Bad 5
Total 380

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) 102
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 31
No GCSEs or Equivalent 40
Other 11
Total 273

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 81% 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 306
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 4
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 36
Chinese 1
Other Asian 4
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 380

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 313
Wales 0
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 14
Other 44
Total 380

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 6LZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 316
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 15
African Countries 10
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 37

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 219
No Religion 92
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 6
Muslim 41
Sikh 4
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 17
Total 380

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 114
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 39
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 24
Looking After Home or Family 17
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 249

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
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 22
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 185

Firbank Road, St. Albans, AL3 6LZ 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 Firbank Road
Neighbourhood Team Address St Albans Central, North and West
Civic Centre
St Peters Street
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to AL3 6LZ. 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 6LZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Firbank Road, St. Albans, AL3 6LZ. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans City 1.2 miles
St Albans Abbey 1.8 miles
Park Street 3 miles
Harpenden 3.4 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 3.6 miles
Bricket Wood 4.6 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 4.7 miles
Welham Green 5.4 miles
Welwyn Garden City 5.7 miles
Radlett 5.7 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 6.1 miles
Brookmans Park 6.1 miles
Apsley 6.3 miles
Kings Langley 6.4 miles
Welwyn North 6.9 miles
Watford North 6.9 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7.3 miles
Potters Bar 7.5 miles
Watford Junction 7.8 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 7.8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Firbank Road, St. Albans, AL3 6LZ. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 7.8 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Firbank Road, St. Albans, AL3 6LZ. The nearest is Bernards Heath Junior School, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bernards Heath Junior School 440 yards
Bernards Heath Infant and Nursery School 820 yards
Garden Fields Junior Mixed and Infant School 0.5 miles
Wheatfields Infants' and Nursery School 0.7 miles
Wheatfields Junior Mixed School 0.7 miles
Margaret Wix Primary School 0.7 miles
Maple Primary School 0.9 miles
St John Fisher Roman Catholic Primary School 1 mile
Skyswood Primary & Nursery School 1 mile
Alban City School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Firbank Road, St. Albans, AL3 6LZ. The nearest is St Albans Girls' School, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Albans Girls' School 500 yards
St Albans High School for Girls 0.8 miles  
Sandringham School 0.8 miles
Townsend Church of England 0.8 miles
Verulam School 1 mile
Loreto College 1.1 miles
Beaumont School 1.5 miles
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 2.1 miles
The Marlborough Science Academy 2.3 miles
Sir John Lawes School 3.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Firbank Road, St. Albans, AL3 6LZ. The nearest is Parkbury House Surgery, approximately 0.8 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 Firbank Road, St. Albans, AL3 6LZ. The nearest is High Oaks Dental Practice, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
High Oaks Dental Practice 0.6 miles
Grange Street Dental Practice 0.8 miles
Bupa Dental Care, St Albans 0.8 miles
St Peters Lodge 0.9 miles
Alexander House 0.9 miles
Rabin Mr GK & Associate 0.9 miles
Herts Community NHS Trust 0.9 miles
St Albans Orthodontics 1 mile
Ellerdale 1.1 miles
21 Dental 1.1 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Firbank Road, St. Albans, AL3 6LZ. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Firbank Road, St. Albans, AL3 6LZ. The nearest is Charrington, Cross, Liversidge & Partners, approximately 0.9 miles 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.