Area Information for Old Watling Street, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LT

Old Watling Street 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 Old Watling Street, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LT, 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 8LT.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
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 Old Watling Street, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LT:

London Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8NL
London Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8HH
Old Watling Street, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LS
Green Lane, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LR
London Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8JR
Old Watling Street, Flamstead, St. Albans, AL3 8HL

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 Old Watling Street, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LT 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 3 property sales in Old Watling Street 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 Old Watling Street, Markyate, 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 34
Semi-Detached 25
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 66
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Old Watling Street, Markyate, St. Albans contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 20% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 25
Owned with Mortgage 23
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 64

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 16
Two People 20
Three People 12
Four People 8
Five People 5
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 64

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 19
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 46

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around AL3 8LT however is predominantly male (55%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 92
Female 75
Total 167

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 7
5-7 5
8-9 5
10-14 13
15 3
16-17 4
18-19 2
20-24 6
25-29 8
30-44 29
45-59 44
60-64 11
65-74 20
75-84 9
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 167

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL3 8LT 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 29
Married 77
Divorced 11
Separated 4
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 134

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 87
Good 58
Fair 16
Bad 5
Very Bad 1
Total 167

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) 39
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 22
Other 6
Total 134

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 155
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Other Asian 4
Black Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 167

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 144
Wales 1
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 4
Other 8
Total 167

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 8LT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 134
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 20

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 117
No Religion 33
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 16
Total 167

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Watling ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 20% 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 53
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 1
Total 124

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 4
Manufacturing 2
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 10
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 5
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 93

Old Watling Street, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LT 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 Old Watling Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Hemel Hempstead North Rural, West and Central
Combe Street
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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 8LT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Old Watling Street, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LT. The nearest railway station is Luton Airport Parkway, approximately 3.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Luton Airport Parkway 3.7 miles
Luton 3.9 miles
Harpenden 4.2 miles
Leagrave 5.2 miles
Hemel Hempstead 6.3 miles
Berkhamsted 6.8 miles
Apsley 6.8 miles
St Albans Abbey 7.4 miles
St Albans City 7.5 miles
Tring 7.8 miles
Park Street 8.5 miles
Kings Langley 8.6 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 8.9 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 9.4 miles
Bricket Wood 9.4 miles
Cheddington 9.4 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 11 miles
Welwyn Garden City 11 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 11 miles
Welwyn North 11 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 4 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Old Watling Street, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LT. The nearest Tube station is Chesham, approximately 12 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Old Watling Street, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LT. The nearest is Markyate Village School and Nursery, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Markyate Village School and Nursery 1 mile
Flamstead Village School 1 mile
Slip End Village School 1.6 miles
Gaddesden Row JMI School 2.1 miles
Caddington Village School 2.4 miles
Kensworth Church of England Academy 2.4 miles
Redbourn Primary School 2.7 miles
Wood End School 2.8 miles
St Margaret of Scotland Catholic Primary School 2.9 miles
Farley Junior School 3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Old Watling Street, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LT. The nearest is The Stockwood Park Academy, approximately 2.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Stockwood Park Academy 2.8 miles
Roundwood Park School 3.2 miles
Chiltern Academy 3.5 miles  
Manshead CofE Academy 3.7 miles
The Astley Cooper School 3.7 miles
Bury Park Educational Institute (Al - Hikmah Secondary School) 3.9 miles  
St George's School 4 miles
Sir John Lawes School 4.3 miles
Denbigh High School 4.3 miles
Katherine Warington School 4.4 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Old Watling Street, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LT. The nearest is Markyate Surgery, part of Rothschild House Group, approximately 0.7 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 Old Watling Street, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LT. The nearest is Redbourn Dental Practice, approximately 3 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 9 closest hospitals to Old Watling Street, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LT. The nearest is Spire Harpenden Hospital, approximately 3.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Old Watling Street, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LT. The nearest is Redbourn Eyecare, approximately 3.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Redbourn Eyecare 3.1 miles
Allders Opticians 3.5 miles
Elcott Opticians 3.6 miles
Direkt Optik 3.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.6 miles
Boots-Luton - Arndale Centre (in Boots UK) 3.7 miles
Luton Vision Express 3.7 miles
Brown & White Opticians 3.7 miles
iCareCentre Opticians 3.7 miles
Luton Optical Centre 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.