Area Information for Osprey Drive, St. Albans, AL4 0LU

Osprey Drive in St. Albans is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Marshalswick North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address Osprey Drive, St. Albans, AL4 0LU, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for AL4 0LU.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Marshalswick North
Constituency St Albans
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 Osprey Drive, St. Albans, AL4 0LU:

Harrier End, St. Albans, AL4 0LD
Osprey Drive, St. Albans, AL4 0LT
Kestrel Way, St. Albans, AL4 0NT
Milvus Road, St. Albans, AL4 0LJ
Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL4 0BT
Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL4 0BS

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AL4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Osprey Drive, St. Albans, AL4 0LU 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 10 property sales in Osprey Drive 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 Osprey Drive, 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 92
Semi-Detached 20
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 114
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 61
Owned with Mortgage 47
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 114

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 11
Two People 35
Three People 14
Four People 42
Five People 9
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 114

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 61
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 17
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
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 St Albans constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 179
Female 175
Total 354

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 18
5-7 14
8-9 14
10-14 40
15 10
16-17 19
18-19 11
20-24 9
25-29 3
30-44 57
45-59 98
60-64 15
65-74 20
75-84 23
85-89 1
90+ 2
Total 354

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL4 0LU 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 52
Married 190
Divorced 5
Separated 2
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 258

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 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 235
Good 92
Fair 21
Bad 4
Very Bad 2
Total 354

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Osprey Drive and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 58% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 150
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 42
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 20
No GCSEs or Equivalent 12
Other 4
Total 258

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Osprey Drive, 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 338
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 9
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 1
Other 1
Total 354

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 311
Wales 7
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 7
Other 19
Total 354

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 0LU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 330
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 11

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 237
No Religion 69
Buddhist 0
Hindu 8
Jewish 13
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 24
Total 354

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Marshalswick North ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 93
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 41
Self Employed 29
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 28
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 3
Total 232

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 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 18
Professional, Scientific and Technical 33
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 33
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 172

Osprey Drive, St. Albans, AL4 0LU is within the St Albans Central, North and West policing neighbourhood, under the Hertfordshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2020, 36 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL4 0LU.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 36 crimes committed near Osprey Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address St Albans Central, North and West
Civic Centre
St Peters Street
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to AL4 0LU. 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 0LU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Osprey Drive, St. Albans, AL4 0LU. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans City 1.4 miles
St Albans Abbey 2.1 miles
Park Street 3 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 3.5 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 3.6 miles
Welham Green 4.2 miles
Harpenden 4.4 miles
Bricket Wood 4.6 miles
Brookmans Park 4.9 miles
Welwyn Garden City 5 miles
Radlett 5.2 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 6.2 miles
Potters Bar 6.3 miles
Welwyn North 6.3 miles
Watford North 7 miles
Kings Langley 7 miles
Apsley 7.2 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 7.5 miles
Watford Junction 7.9 miles
Hadley Wood 8.3 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Osprey Drive, St. Albans, AL4 0LU. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 7.8 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Osprey Drive, St. Albans, AL4 0LU. The nearest is Oakwood Primary School, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Oakwood Primary School 400 yards
St John Fisher Roman Catholic Primary School 740 yards
Skyswood Primary & Nursery School 0.5 miles
Fleetville Infant and Nursery School 0.7 miles
Fleetville Junior School 0.9 miles
Wheatfields Infants' and Nursery School 0.9 miles
Wheatfields Junior Mixed School 0.9 miles
Camp Primary and Nursery School 1 mile
Ss Alban & Stephen Catholic Primary School 1.1 miles
Bernards Heath Infant and Nursery School 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Osprey Drive, St. Albans, AL4 0LU. The nearest is Beaumont School, approximately 640 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Beaumont School 640 yards
Verulam School 0.8 miles
Sandringham School 0.8 miles
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 1 mile
Loreto College 1.4 miles
St Albans High School for Girls 1.4 miles  
St Albans Girls' School 1.5 miles
Townsend Church of England 2.1 miles
The Marlborough Science Academy 2.6 miles
Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School 3.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Osprey Drive, St. Albans, AL4 0LU. The nearest is Jersey Farm Surgery, 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 Osprey Drive, St. Albans, AL4 0LU. The nearest is Rabin Mr GK & Associate, approximately 620 yards 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 Osprey Drive, St. Albans, AL4 0LU. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Osprey Drive, St. Albans, AL4 0LU. The nearest is Charrington, Cross, Liversidge & Partners, approximately 720 yards 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.