Area Information for St Albans, AL3 7EF

This postcode in St Albans is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Redbourn ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address St Albans, AL3 7EF, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in March 2004. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Redbourn
Constituency Hitchin and Harpenden
Region Eastern
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about St Albans, AL3 7EF 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 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 126
Semi-Detached 27
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 8
Flat (Converted) 8
Total 174
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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 71
Owned with Mortgage 78
Shared Ownership 6
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 168

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 37
Two People 50
Three People 31
Four People 40
Five People 9
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 168

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 63
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 44
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 132

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 Hitchin and Harpenden constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 225
Female 216
Total 441

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 38
5-7 23
8-9 6
10-14 27
15 5
16-17 9
18-19 7
20-24 18
25-29 14
30-44 104
45-59 97
60-64 33
65-74 34
75-84 18
85-89 7
90+ 1
Total 441

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL3 7EF 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 73
Married 218
Divorced 31
Separated 6
Widowed 12
Same Sex 2
Total 342

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 90% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 254
Good 143
Fair 34
Bad 10
Very Bad 0
Total 441

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

AL3 7EF and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 53% 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) 180
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 47
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 25
No GCSEs or Equivalent 33
Other 12
Total 342

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% 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 411
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 9
Other Asian 2
Black African 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 5
Total 441

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 390
Wales 2
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 7
Other 28
Total 441

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 7EF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 398
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 9
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 23

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.

Religion
Christian 279
No Religion 117
Buddhist 0
Hindu 7
Jewish 4
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 27
Total 441

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Redbourn ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 16% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 126
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 51
Self Employed 51
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 40
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 9
Total 316

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 18
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 31
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 17
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 18
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 30
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 31
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 234

St Albans, AL3 7EF is within the Harpenden and Rural 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 AL3 7EF
Neighbourhood Team Address Harpenden and Rural
Civic Centre
St Peters Street
AL1 3JE
Force Website: http://www.herts.police.uk/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to AL3 7EF. 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 7EF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to St Albans, AL3 7EF. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 2.3 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 4.8 miles
St Albans Abbey 4.8 miles
St Albans City 4.9 miles
Luton 5.5 miles
Apsley 5.5 miles
Hemel Hempstead 5.6 miles
Park Street 6 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 6.4 miles
Kings Langley 6.9 miles
Bricket Wood 7 miles
Berkhamsted 7.3 miles
Leagrave 7.4 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 8.1 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 8.5 miles
Welwyn Garden City 8.5 miles
Watford North 8.9 miles
Radlett 9 miles
Welwyn North 9.1 miles
Tring 9.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to St Albans, AL3 7EF. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 9.7 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to St Albans, AL3 7EF. The nearest is Redbourn Primary School, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Redbourn Primary School 310 yards
    
Flamstead Village School 1.7 miles
    
Roundwood Primary School 1.8 miles
    
Wood End School 1.9 miles
    
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 2.1 miles
    
Brockswood Primary School 2.2 miles
    
Harpenden Academy 2.3 miles
    
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 2.3 miles
    
Holtsmere End Junior School 2.4 miles
    
Holtsmere End Infant and Nursery School 2.5 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to St Albans, AL3 7EF. The nearest is Roundwood Park School, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Roundwood Park School 1.7 miles
    
St George's School 2.5 miles
    
The Astley Cooper School 2.7 miles
    
Sir John Lawes School 2.8 miles
    
Katherine Warington School 3 miles  
Townsend Church of England 3.3 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 3.8 miles
    
The Adeyfield Academy 4 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 4.4 miles  
Longdean School 4.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St Albans, AL3 7EF. The nearest is The Lodge Health Partnership, approximately 810 yards 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 St Albans, AL3 7EF. The nearest is Redbourn Dental Practice, approximately 770 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 St Albans, AL3 7EF. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to St Albans, AL3 7EF. The nearest is Redbourn Eyecare, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Redbourn Eyecare 810 yards
Harpenden Eye Centre 2.2 miles
Skye Opticians 2.2 miles
Allders Opticians 2.3 miles
20/20 Eyecare 2.3 miles
Adeyfield Eyecare 3.9 miles
Adeyfield Eyecare 3.9 miles
Robert Roope 4.4 miles
Vision Express 4.5 miles
Boots-St Albans - St Peters St 4.5 miles

* 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.