Area Information for Marshalls Heath Lane, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HS

Marshalls Heath Lane in Wheathampstead is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Wheathampstead ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address Marshalls Heath Lane, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HS, 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 8HS.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Wheathampstead
Constituency Hitchin and Harpenden
Region Eastern
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Marshalls Heath Lane, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HS 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 6 property sales in Marshalls Heath Lane 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 Marshalls Heath Lane, Wheathampstead, 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 101
Semi-Detached 28
Terraced 17
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 156
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Marshalls Heath Lane, Wheathampstead, 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 60
Owned with Mortgage 53
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 27
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 4
Total 154

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 29
Two People 62
Three People 24
Four People 27
Five People 10
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 154

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 63
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 114

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 Hitchin and Harpenden constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Gender
Male 193
Female 203
Total 396

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 20
5-7 13
8-9 8
10-14 30
15 9
16-17 14
18-19 9
20-24 12
25-29 11
30-44 55
45-59 121
60-64 31
65-74 49
75-84 12
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 396

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL4 8HS 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 67
Married 196
Divorced 35
Separated 8
Widowed 8
Same Sex 2
Total 316

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 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 270
Good 99
Fair 19
Bad 5
Very Bad 3
Total 396

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Marshalls Heath Lane and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 53% 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) 168
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 47
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 25
No GCSEs or Equivalent 29
Other 4
Total 316

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Marshalls Heath Lane, Wheathampstead, 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 377
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Pakistani 1
Chinese 2
Other Asian 7
Black Caribbean 2
Other 1
Total 396

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 350
Wales 4
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 8
Other 26
Total 396

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to AL4 8HS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 374
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
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.

Religion
Christian 286
No Religion 78
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 11
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 17
Total 396

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Wheathampstead ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 19% 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 96
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 57
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 59
Looking After Home or Family 21
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 5
Total 302

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 6
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 17
Real Estate 12
Professional, Scientific and Technical 33
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 196

Marshalls Heath Lane, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HS is within the Harpenden and Rural 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 Marshalls Heath Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Harpenden and Rural
Civic Centre
St Peters Street
AL1 3JE
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 Wheathampstead. 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 8HS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Marshalls Heath Lane, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HS. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 1.7 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 4.8 miles
Welwyn Garden City 5 miles
St Albans City 5.1 miles
Welwyn North 5.3 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.6 miles
Luton 5.8 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 5.9 miles
Knebworth 6.2 miles
Park Street 6.9 miles
Stevenage 7.1 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.4 miles
Welham Green 7.5 miles
Leagrave 8.3 miles
Bricket Wood 8.4 miles
Brookmans Park 8.5 miles
Watton-at-Stone 8.7 miles
Apsley 8.9 miles
Hitchin 9.2 miles
Hemel Hempstead 9.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Marshalls Heath Lane, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HS. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 12 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Marshalls Heath Lane, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HS. The nearest is Sauncey Wood Primary School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sauncey Wood Primary School 1 mile
    
High Beeches Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Crabtree Junior School 1.2 miles
    
Crabtree Infants' School 1.2 miles
    
St Helen's Church of England Primary School 1.3 miles
    
Manland Primary School 1.4 miles
    
The Grove Infant and Nursery School 1.4 miles
    
The Grove Junior School 1.4 miles
    
Beech Hyde Primary School and Nursery 1.6 miles
    
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 1.7 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Marshalls Heath Lane, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HS. The nearest is Katherine Warington School, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Katherine Warington School 1.2 miles  
Sir John Lawes School 1.3 miles
    
St George's School 1.6 miles
    
Roundwood Park School 2.5 miles
    
Townsend Church of England 3.6 miles
    
Sandringham School 3.7 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 3.8 miles
    
Monk's Walk School 4.5 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 4.7 miles  
Stanborough School 4.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Marshalls Heath Lane, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HS. The nearest is Village Surgery, approximately 1.4 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Village Surgery 1.4 miles
THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE 1.6 miles
Davenport House Surgery 1.8 miles
The Village Surgery 1.9 miles
The Kimpton Surgery 2.1 miles
Parkbury Surgery 3.1 miles
Jersey Farm Surgery 3.8 miles
The Lodge Health Partnership 3.9 miles
Dr Rajpreet Millan 3.9 miles
BRIDGE COTTAGE SURGERY 4.3 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Marshalls Heath Lane, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HS. The nearest is Wheathampstead Dental Surgery, 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 Marshalls Heath Lane, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HS. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Marshalls Heath Lane, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HS. The nearest is 20/20 Eyecare, approximately 1.7 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.


 

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Broadband in AL4 8HS

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is 5-10Mbps. This is at the lower end of broadband speeds. While it is sufficient for internet browsing, and some light video and gaming use, users are likely to experience issues when streaming high definition videos, playing multiplayer online games, or using multiple internet connected devices at the same time.

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 7 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 5.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 7.5Mbps
Average Upload Speed 0.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1Mbps
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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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