Area Information for East Drive, Oaklands, St. Albans, AL4 0HX

East Drive in Oaklands is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Colney Heath ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address East Drive, Oaklands, St. Albans, AL4 0HX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AL4 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Colney Heath
Constituency St Albans
Region Eastern
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about East Drive, Oaklands, St. Albans, AL4 0HX 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 East Drive, Oaklands, 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 70
Semi-Detached 25
Terraced 8
Flat (Purpose-Built) 14
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 122
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing East Drive, Oaklands, St. Albans contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 22% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 29
Owned with Mortgage 59
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rented: Other 10
Rent Free 1
Total 120

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 35
Two People 18
Three People 20
Four People 32
Five People 13
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 120

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 64
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 108

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 St Albans constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Male 176
Female 194
Total 370

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around AL4 0HX has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 29% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 19
5-7 31
8-9 20
10-14 32
15 4
16-17 34
18-19 16
20-24 12
25-29 7
30-44 96
45-59 77
60-64 7
65-74 6
75-84 7
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 370

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL4 0HX 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 92
Married 137
Divorced 19
Separated 7
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 264

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 91% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 227
Good 108
Fair 29
Bad 4
Very Bad 2
Total 370

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) 125
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 42
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 21
Other 9
Total 264

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 87% 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 322
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 9
Pakistani 8
Chinese 2
Other Asian 7
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 1
Total 370

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 314
Wales 3
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 5
Other 33
Total 370

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 AL4 0HX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 327
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 11
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 24

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 243
No Religion 69
Buddhist 0
Hindu 8
Jewish 4
Muslim 12
Sikh 5
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 29
Total 370

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Colney Heath ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 110
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 56
Retired 4
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 1
Total 255

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
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 8
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 14
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 23
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 37
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 172

East Drive, Oaklands, St. Albans, AL4 0HX is within the London Colney, St Stephens and St Albans East 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 East Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address London Colney, St Stephens and St Albans East
Civic Centre
St Peters Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to Oaklands. 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 AL4 0HX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to East Drive, Oaklands, St. Albans, AL4 0HX. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans City 2.2 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 2.7 miles
St Albans Abbey 2.9 miles
Welham Green 3.2 miles
Park Street 3.4 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 3.9 miles
Brookmans Park 4 miles
Welwyn Garden City 4.4 miles
Bricket Wood 5 miles
Harpenden 5.1 miles
Radlett 5.2 miles
Potters Bar 5.5 miles
Welwyn North 5.9 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 6.6 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 7.2 miles
Watford North 7.4 miles
Hadley Wood 7.5 miles
Kings Langley 7.7 miles
Bayford 7.8 miles
Cuffley 7.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to East Drive, Oaklands, St. Albans, AL4 0HX. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 8.2 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to East Drive, Oaklands, St. Albans, AL4 0HX. The nearest is Oakwood Primary School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Oakwood Primary School 0.9 miles
St John Fisher Roman Catholic Primary School 1.3 miles
Colney Heath Junior Mixed Infant and Nursery School 1.3 miles
Skyswood Primary & Nursery School 1.3 miles
Fleetville Infant and Nursery School 1.5 miles
Camp Primary and Nursery School 1.5 miles
Howe Dell Primary School 1.5 miles
Windermere Primary School 1.6 miles
Fleetville Junior School 1.6 miles
Wheatfields Infants' and Nursery School 1.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to East Drive, Oaklands, St. Albans, AL4 0HX. The nearest is Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 0.8 miles
Beaumont School 0.9 miles
Sandringham School 1.6 miles
Verulam School 1.6 miles
Loreto College 2.2 miles
Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School 2.2 miles
St Albans High School for Girls 2.3 miles  
Onslow St Audreys School 2.5 miles
St Albans Girls' School 2.5 miles
Townsend Church of England 3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to East Drive, Oaklands, St. Albans, AL4 0HX. The nearest is Jersey Farm Surgery, approximately 1.2 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 East Drive, Oaklands, St. Albans, AL4 0HX. The nearest is Jersey Farm Dental Practice, approximately 1.2 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 10 closest hospitals to East Drive, Oaklands, St. Albans, AL4 0HX. The nearest is One Hatfield Hospital, approximately 2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to East Drive, Oaklands, St. Albans, AL4 0HX. The nearest is Charrington, Cross, Liversidge & Partners, approximately 1.3 miles away.

* 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.