Area Information for Buckwood Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8JE

Buckwood Road in Markyate is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Watling ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hemel Hempstead. This page combines information for the address Buckwood Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8JE, 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 8JE.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Dacorum
Ward Watling
Constituency Hemel Hempstead
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 Buckwood Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8JE:

Buckwood Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8JB
Parkfield, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8RD
Becks Close, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8HX
Park Field, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8RB
Cowper Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8PP
Becks Close, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8HU

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 Buckwood Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8JE 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 18 property sales in Buckwood 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 Buckwood Road, Markyate, 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 9
Semi-Detached 76
Terraced 31
Flat (Purpose-Built) 9
Flat (Converted) 7
Total 132
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Buckwood Road, Markyate, St. Albans contains a higher than average level of social housing - 55% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 15
Owned with Mortgage 35
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 72
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 132

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 43
Two People 46
Three People 15
Four People 23
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 132

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 10
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 33
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 31
Total 102

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 Hemel Hempstead constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Gender
Male 142
Female 158
Total 300

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 32
5-7 9
8-9 9
10-14 16
15 4
16-17 8
18-19 9
20-24 10
25-29 30
30-44 69
45-59 61
60-64 6
65-74 11
75-84 19
85-89 5
90+ 2
Total 300

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in AL3 8JE is high - 5% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 92
Married 79
Divorced 24
Separated 16
Widowed 17
Same Sex 2
Total 230

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 142
Good 101
Fair 41
Bad 13
Very Bad 3
Total 300

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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) 32
Apprenticeship 15
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 48
No GCSEs or Equivalent 58
Other 11
Total 230

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 280
Mixed Ethnicity 16
Other Asian 1
Black African 1
Other 2
Total 300

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 281
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 6
Other 5
Total 300

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 8JE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 203
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 86

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 184
No Religion 95
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 20
Total 300

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 92
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 29
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 2
Total 204

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 2
Manufacturing 17
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 23
RetailInc. Wholesale 31
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 158

Buckwood Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8JE is within the Hemel Hempstead North Rural, West and Central 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 Buckwood Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Hemel Hempstead North Rural, West and Central
Combe Street
HP1 1HL
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 Markyate. 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 8JE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Buckwood Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8JE. The nearest railway station is Luton, approximately 3.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Luton 3.9 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 3.9 miles
Leagrave 4.8 miles
Harpenden 5.1 miles
Berkhamsted 6.5 miles
Hemel Hempstead 6.5 miles
Tring 7.1 miles
Apsley 7.1 miles
St Albans Abbey 8.2 miles
St Albans City 8.3 miles
Cheddington 8.5 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 8.8 miles
Kings Langley 9 miles
Park Street 9.3 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 9.7 miles
Bricket Wood 11 miles
Leighton Buzzard 11 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 11 miles
Welwyn Garden City 12 miles
Watford North 12 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Buckwood Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8JE. The nearest Tube station is Chesham, approximately 11 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Chesham Tube Station 11 miles
Watford Junction Overground Station 13 miles
Chalfont & Latimer Tube Station 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Buckwood Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8JE. The nearest is Markyate Village School and Nursery, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Markyate Village School and Nursery 310 yards
    
Kensworth Church of England Academy 1.6 miles
    
Slip End Village School 1.8 miles
    
Flamstead Village School 1.8 miles
    
Caddington Village School 2.1 miles
    
Gaddesden Row JMI School 2.1 miles
    
Studham Village CofE Academy 2.4 miles  
St Margaret of Scotland Catholic Primary School 2.7 miles
    
St Mary's Catholic Primary School 3 miles
    
Farley Junior School 3 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Buckwood Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8JE. The nearest is The Stockwood Park Academy, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Stockwood Park Academy 2.7 miles
    
Manshead CofE Academy 3 miles
    
Bury Park Educational Institute (Al - Hikmah Secondary School) 3.8 miles  
Chiltern Academy 3.8 miles  
Queensbury Academy 4 miles
    
Challney High School for Boys 4.1 miles
    
Roundwood Park School 4.1 miles
    
The Astley Cooper School 4.2 miles
    
Denbigh High School 4.2 miles
    
Challney High School for Girls 4.3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Buckwood Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8JE. The nearest is Markyate Surgery, part of Rothschild House Group, approximately 550 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 Buckwood Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8JE. The nearest is mydentist, ashburnham road, luton, approximately 3.5 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 8 closest hospitals to Buckwood Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8JE. The nearest is L&d Bowel Cancer Screening, approximately 4.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Buckwood Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8JE. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 3.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Allders Opticians 3.6 miles
Elcott Opticians 3.7 miles
Direkt Optik 3.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.7 miles
Boots-Luton - Arndale Centre (in Boots UK) 3.7 miles
Luton Vision Express 3.7 miles
Brown & White Opticians 3.7 miles
Allders Opticians 3.8 miles
iCareCentre Opticians 3.8 miles
Kanzaria Opticians 3.8 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 8JE

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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 15 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 23.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 39.1Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 9.8Mbps
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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