Area Information for Down Edge, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7JR

Down Edge in Redbourn 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 Down Edge, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7JR, 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 7JR.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Redbourn
Constituency Hitchin and Harpenden
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 Down Edge, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7JR:

Down Edge, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7JP
Lybury Lane, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7JW
Nicholls Close, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7HZ
Lybury Lane, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7JN
Lybury Lane, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7HY
Stephens Way, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7DZ

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 Down Edge, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7JR 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 29 property sales in Down Edge 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 18
Terraced 44
Flat (Purpose-Built) 31
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 125
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Down Edge, Redbourn, St. Albans contains a higher than average level of social housing - 26% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 43
Owned with Mortgage 45
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 29
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rent Free 0
Total 123

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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 30
Two People 49
Three People 11
Four People 25
Five People 5
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 123

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 25
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 24
Total 86

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 52% male.

Gender
Male 158
Female 146
Total 304

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 21
5-7 11
8-9 7
10-14 20
15 1
16-17 5
18-19 7
20-24 18
25-29 12
30-44 57
45-59 62
60-64 22
65-74 46
75-84 14
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 304

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL3 7JR 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 68
Married 126
Divorced 28
Separated 4
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 244

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.

Health
Very Good 151
Good 96
Fair 46
Bad 10
Very Bad 1
Total 304

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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) 78
Apprenticeship 11
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 31
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 52
Other 8
Total 244

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Down Edge, Redbourn, St. Albans) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 95% so.

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 289
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 7
Other Asian 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 1
Total 304

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 270
Wales 3
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 10
Other 13
Total 304

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to AL3 7JR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 235
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 13
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 51

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 216
No Religion 61
Buddhist 0
Hindu 7
Jewish 1
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 304

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Redbourn ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 76
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 50
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 6
Total 229

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 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 25
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 147

Down Edge, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7JR 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 Down Edge
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 Redbourn. 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 7JR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Down Edge, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7JR. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 2.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 2.6 miles
St Albans Abbey 4.6 miles
St Albans City 4.8 miles
Apsley 5.1 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 5.2 miles
Hemel Hempstead 5.3 miles
Park Street 5.8 miles
Luton 5.8 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 6.2 miles
Kings Langley 6.5 miles
Bricket Wood 6.7 miles
Berkhamsted 7 miles
Leagrave 7.7 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 7.8 miles
Watford North 8.5 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 8.5 miles
Welwyn Garden City 8.7 miles
Radlett 8.7 miles
Tring 9.2 miles
Watford Junction 9.3 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 12 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Down Edge, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7JR. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 9.3 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Down Edge, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7JR. The nearest is Redbourn Primary School, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Redbourn Primary School 420 yards
    
Flamstead Village School 1.8 miles
    
Brockswood Primary School 1.8 miles
    
Holtsmere End Junior School 2.1 miles
    
Holtsmere End Infant and Nursery School 2.1 miles
    
Roundwood Primary School 2.1 miles
    
Wood End School 2.3 miles
    
Maple Grove Primary School 2.4 miles
    
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 2.5 miles
    
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 2.6 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Down Edge, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7JR. The nearest is Roundwood Park School, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Roundwood Park School 2.1 miles
    
The Astley Cooper School 2.3 miles
    
St George's School 2.8 miles
    
Sir John Lawes School 3.1 miles
    
Townsend Church of England 3.2 miles
    
Katherine Warington School 3.4 miles  
The Adeyfield Academy 3.6 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 3.8 miles
    
Longdean School 4.2 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 4.3 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Down Edge, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7JR. The nearest is The Lodge Health Partnership, approximately 840 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 Down Edge, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7JR. The nearest is Redbourn Dental Practice, approximately half a mile 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 Down Edge, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7JR. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Down Edge, Redbourn, St. Albans, AL3 7JR. The nearest is Redbourn Eyecare, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Redbourn Eyecare half a mile
Harpenden Eye Centre 2.5 miles
Skye Opticians 2.5 miles
Allders Opticians 2.6 miles
20/20 Eyecare 2.6 miles
Adeyfield Eyecare 3.5 miles
Adeyfield Eyecare 3.5 miles
Boots-Hemel Hempstead - Marlowes (in BUK) 4.3 miles
Hemel Opticians 4.3 miles
Robert Roope 4.3 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.


 

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Broadband in AL3 7JR

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 29 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 94.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 14Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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