Area Information for Long Spring, Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6PE

Long Spring 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 Long Spring, Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6PE, 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 6PE.

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 Long Spring, Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6PE:

Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6HU
Long Spring, Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6EN
Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6PZ
Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6NQ
Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6PQ
Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6EP

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 Long Spring, Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6PE 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 one property sale in Long Spring 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 Long Spring, Porters Wood, St. Albans consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 77
Semi-Detached 22
Terraced 29
Flat (Purpose-Built) 20
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 149
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 42
Owned with Mortgage 73
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 8
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 19
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 149

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 21
Two People 52
Three People 28
Four People 32
Five People 14
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 149

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 69
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 36
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 127

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 50% male.

Male 209
Female 210
Total 419

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 23
5-7 13
8-9 13
10-14 36
15 7
16-17 16
18-19 9
20-24 19
25-29 25
30-44 100
45-59 103
60-64 24
65-74 15
75-84 9
85-89 5
90+ 2
Total 419

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL3 6PE 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 101
Married 195
Divorced 11
Separated 9
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 327

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 91% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 263
Good 117
Fair 28
Bad 8
Very Bad 3
Total 419

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Long Spring and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 57% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 186
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 56
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 32
No GCSEs or Equivalent 19
Other 7
Total 327

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 90% 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 379
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 6
Bangladeshi 1
Other Asian 15
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 419

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 357
Wales 2
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 16
Other 32
Total 419

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 6PE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 347
Republic of Ireland 13
Europe (including European Union) 17
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 12
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 25

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 275
No Religion 100
Buddhist 1
Hindu 5
Jewish 5
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 30
Total 419

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 146
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 42
Self Employed 34
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 30
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 5
Total 311

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 9
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 20
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 20
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 19
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 24
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 13
Education 34
HealthInc. Social Work 34
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 229

Long Spring, Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6PE 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. In November 2020, 16 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL3 6PE.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 16 crimes committed near Long Spring
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 6PE. 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 6PE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Long Spring, Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6PE. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans City 1.5 miles
St Albans Abbey 2 miles
Harpenden 3.2 miles
Park Street 3.2 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 3.8 miles
Bricket Wood 4.8 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 4.8 miles
Welham Green 5.5 miles
Welwyn Garden City 5.6 miles
Radlett 6 miles
Brookmans Park 6.3 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 6.3 miles
Apsley 6.4 miles
Kings Langley 6.6 miles
Welwyn North 6.8 miles
Watford North 7.2 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7.3 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 7.6 miles
Potters Bar 7.7 miles
Watford Junction 8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Long Spring, Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6PE. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 8 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Long Spring, Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6PE. The nearest is Bernards Heath Junior School, approximately 850 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bernards Heath Junior School 850 yards
Wheatfields Infants' and Nursery School 0.7 miles
Wheatfields Junior Mixed School 0.7 miles
Margaret Wix Primary School 0.7 miles
Garden Fields Junior Mixed and Infant School 0.7 miles
Bernards Heath Infant and Nursery School 0.7 miles
Skyswood Primary & Nursery School 1.1 miles
St John Fisher Roman Catholic Primary School 1.1 miles
Maple Primary School 1.1 miles
Alban City School 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Long Spring, Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6PE. The nearest is St Albans Girls' School, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Albans Girls' School 420 yards
Townsend Church of England 0.7 miles
Sandringham School 0.8 miles
St Albans High School for Girls 1 mile  
Verulam School 1.2 miles
Loreto College 1.3 miles
Beaumont School 1.6 miles
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 2.3 miles
The Marlborough Science Academy 2.5 miles
Sir John Lawes School 3.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Long Spring, Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6PE. The nearest is Parkbury Surgery, approximately 1 mile 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 Long Spring, Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6PE. 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.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Long Spring, Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6PE. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Long Spring, Porters Wood, St. Albans, AL3 6PE. The nearest is Charrington, Cross, Liversidge & Partners, 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.