Area Information for Lower Luton Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HU

Lower Luton Road 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 Lower Luton Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HU, 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 Village
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 Lower Luton Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HU 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 60
Semi-Detached 59
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 124
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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.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 56
Owned with Mortgage 61
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 1
Total 123

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 30
Two People 48
Three People 17
Four People 16
Five People 8
Six People 3
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 123

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 36
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4
Total 84

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 48% male.

Gender
Male 146
Female 160
Total 306

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 22
5-7 10
8-9 10
10-14 19
15 5
16-17 12
18-19 4
20-24 4
25-29 5
30-44 65
45-59 64
60-64 25
65-74 33
75-84 23
85-89 5
90+ 0
Total 306

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL4 8HU 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 45
Married 169
Divorced 7
Separated 2
Widowed 14
Same Sex 3
Total 240

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.

Health
Very Good 177
Good 96
Fair 27
Bad 6
Very Bad 0
Total 306

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) 106
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 23
No GCSEs or Equivalent 36
Other 4
Total 240

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Lower Luton Road, 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 97% 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 298
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Other Asian 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 306

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 288
Wales 5
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 1
Other 7
Total 306

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 8HU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 278
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 22

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 192
No Religion 84
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 28
Total 306

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Wheathampstead 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 72
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 42
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 38
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 212

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
Manufacturing 9
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 20
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 148

Lower Luton Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HU 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 Lower Luton Road
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 8HU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Lower Luton Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HU. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 1.3 miles
St Albans City 4.8 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 4.9 miles
Welwyn Garden City 5.2 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.2 miles
Welwyn North 5.5 miles
Luton 5.9 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 5.9 miles
Park Street 6.5 miles
Knebworth 6.6 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.1 miles
Welham Green 7.5 miles
Stevenage 7.5 miles
Bricket Wood 8 miles
Leagrave 8.3 miles
Brookmans Park 8.4 miles
Apsley 8.5 miles
Hemel Hempstead 9 miles
Watton-at-Stone 9 miles
Kings Langley 9.3 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 4 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Lower Luton Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HU. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 12 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lower Luton Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HU. The nearest is High Beeches Primary School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
High Beeches Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Crabtree Junior School 0.8 miles
    
Sauncey Wood Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Crabtree Infants' School 0.9 miles
    
The Grove Infant and Nursery School 1 mile
    
The Grove Junior School 1 mile
    
Manland Primary School 1.2 miles
    
St Helen's Church of England Primary School 1.3 miles
    
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 1.4 miles
    
Harpenden Academy 1.4 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Lower Luton Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HU. The nearest is Sir John Lawes School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sir John Lawes School 1.1 miles
    
Katherine Warington School 1.1 miles  
St George's School 1.4 miles
    
Roundwood Park School 2.2 miles
    
Townsend Church of England 3.3 miles
    
Sandringham School 3.4 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 3.4 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 4.3 miles  
Verulam School 4.4 miles
    
Beaumont School 4.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lower Luton Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HU. The nearest is THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE, approximately 1.3 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 Lower Luton Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HU. The nearest is Wheathampstead Dental Surgery, approximately 1.3 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 10 closest hospitals to Lower Luton Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HU. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lower Luton Road, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8HU. The nearest is 20/20 Eyecare, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
20/20 Eyecare 1.4 miles
Allders Opticians 1.4 miles
Skye Opticians 1.5 miles
Harpenden Eye Centre 1.5 miles
Redbourn Eyecare 3.5 miles
Charrington, Cross, Liversidge & Partners 3.9 miles
Vision Express 4.6 miles
David Clulow Opticians 4.6 miles
Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care 4.7 miles
John Snelgrove 4.7 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.