Area Information for Hicks Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LW
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Hicks Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LW 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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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 Hicks Road, 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 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.
|Owned with Mortgage||37|
|Rented: From Council||3|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||0|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||13|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||20|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||20|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||12|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||6|
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 48% male.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode AL3 8LW 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.
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.
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)||67|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||20|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||33|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||17|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||45|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||5|
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 8LW
|Republic of Ireland||7|
|Europe (including European Union)||5|
|Middle East or Asia||0|
|North America or Caribbean||1|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||1|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Watling ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 26% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||14|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||7|
|Looking After Home or Family||8|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||1|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing||5|
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||5|
|Accommodation and Food||6|
|Information and Communication||6|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||8|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||24|
|Public Administration and Defence||3|
|HealthInc. Social Work||6|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||6|
Hicks Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LW 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. In September 2020, 5 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL3 8LW.
|Crime:||Click here to view 5 crimes committed near Hicks Road|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Hemel Hempstead North Rural, West and Central
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 8LW.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Hicks Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LW. The nearest railway station is Luton Airport Parkway, approximately 3.3 miles away.
|Luton Airport Parkway||3.3 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead||6.9 miles|
|St Albans Abbey||8 miles|
|St Albans City||8.1 miles|
|Harlington (Bedfordshire)||8.7 miles|
|Park Street||9.1 miles|
|Kings Langley||9.2 miles|
|How Wood (Hertfordshire)||9.5 miles|
|Bricket Wood||11 miles|
|Welwyn Garden City||11 miles|
|Garston (Hertfordshire)||11 miles|
|Leighton Buzzard||12 miles|
|Welwyn North||12 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 2 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Hicks Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LW. The nearest Tube station is Chesham, approximately 12 miles away.
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Hicks Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LW. The nearest is Markyate Village School and Nursery, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Markyate Village School and Nursery||0.7 miles||
|Slip End Village School||1.2 miles||
|Flamstead Village School||1.7 miles||
|Caddington Village School||1.7 miles||
|Kensworth Church of England Academy||2 miles||
|St Margaret of Scotland Catholic Primary School||2.3 miles||
|Farley Junior School||2.5 miles||
|Gaddesden Row JMI School||2.6 miles||
|Hillborough Infant School||2.6 miles||
|Hillborough Junior School||2.6 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Hicks Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LW. The nearest is The Stockwood Park Academy, approximately 2.2 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|The Stockwood Park Academy||2.2 miles||
|Manshead CofE Academy||3.1 miles||
|Chiltern Academy||3.2 miles|
|Bury Park Educational Institute (Al - Hikmah Secondary School)||3.3 miles|
|Roundwood Park School||3.6 miles||
|Denbigh High School||3.8 miles||
|Challney High School for Boys||3.9 miles||
|Challney High School for Girls||4.2 miles||
|Queensbury Academy||4.3 miles||
|St George's School||4.3 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Hicks Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LW. The nearest is Markyate Surgery, part of Rothschild House Group, approximately 670 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Markyate Surgery, part of Rothschild House Group||670 yards|
|Caddington Surgery||1.8 miles|
|Lea Vale Medical Group||2.7 miles|
|The Medici Medical Practice||2.8 miles|
|Castle Street Surgery||3 miles|
|Cardiff Road Surgery||3 miles|
|Town Centre GP Surgery||3.1 miles|
|Bute House Medical Centre||3.1 miles|
|Lea Vale Medical Group||3.2 miles|
|Bell House Medical Centre||3.3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Hicks Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LW. The nearest is mydentist, ashburnham road, luton, approximately 3 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|mydentist, ashburnham road, luton||3 miles|
|Luton Dental Practice||3.1 miles|
|mydentist, Dunstable Road, Luton||3.1 miles|
|MR SS BHANDAL||3.1 miles|
|Maple Dental Clinic||3.1 miles|
|Luton House Dental Practice||3.1 miles|
|Sharing Smiles||3.2 miles|
|Liverpool Road Health Centre Dental Department||3.2 miles|
|Mr J S Mandair||3.4 miles|
|Beech Hill Dental Practice||3.4 miles|
Listed here are the 8 closest hospitals to Hicks Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LW. The nearest is Spire Harpenden Hospital, approximately 3.9 miles away.
|Spire Harpenden Hospital||3.9 miles|
|L&d Bowel Cancer Screening||4 miles|
|Luton and Dunstable Hospital||4 miles|
|Luton And Dunstable University Hospital||4 miles|
|Harpenden Memorial Hospital||4.4 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead General Hospital||6.1 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead Hospital||6.1 miles|
|St Albans City Hospital||7.1 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Hicks Road, Markyate, St. Albans, AL3 8LW. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 3.1 miles away.
|Allders Opticians||3.1 miles|
|Elcott Opticians||3.1 miles|
|Direkt Optik||3.1 miles|
|Specsavers Opticians||3.2 miles|
|Boots-Luton - Arndale Centre (in Boots UK)||3.2 miles|
|Luton Vision Express||3.2 miles|
|Brown & White Opticians||3.2 miles|
|iCareCentre Opticians||3.2 miles|
|Luton Optical Centre||3.3 miles|
|Allders Opticians||3.3 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.