Area Information for Firs Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LB
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Firs Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LB 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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We have found 9 property sales in Firs 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 Firs Drive, 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 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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||50|
|Rented: From Council||1|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||0|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||5|
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||57|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||22|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||3|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||0|
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.
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
In the immediate vicinity of AL4 8LB there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 60% of the resident population. On average, around 47% of census respondents were single. Areas with large married populations are often in suburban settings. They may have a larger number of children if they are couples start families, but this is also often an indicator of an area popular with retirees, particularly where the amount of widowed people is also high. Residents of these areas tend to be more affluent and settled than areas with high concentrations of single people.
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
Firs 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)||172|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||29|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||44|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||19|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||24|
Ethnic Group Embed This
This address (Firs Drive, 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 99% 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.
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||0|
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 8LB
|Republic of Ireland||0|
|Europe (including European Union)||5|
|Middle East or Asia||0|
|North America or Caribbean||5|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||2|
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 Wheathampstead ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% 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)||22|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||13|
|Looking After Home or Family||12|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||5|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||2|
|Accommodation and Food||2|
|Information and Communication||13|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||19|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||36|
|Public Administration and Defence||9|
|HealthInc. Social Work||7|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||5|
Firs Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LB 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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near Firs Drive|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Harpenden and Rural
St Peters Street
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 8LB.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Firs Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LB. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 2.6 miles away.
|Welwyn North||4.7 miles|
|Welwyn Garden City||4.7 miles|
|Luton Airport Parkway||4.9 miles|
|St Albans City||5.9 miles|
|Hatfield (Herts)||6.1 miles|
|St Albans Abbey||6.5 miles|
|Park Street||7.7 miles|
|Welham Green||7.8 miles|
|How Wood (Hertfordshire)||8.3 miles|
|Brookmans Park||8.9 miles|
|Bricket Wood||9.3 miles|
|Hertford North||9.3 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Firs Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LB. The nearest is Kimpton Primary School, approximately 1.1 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Kimpton Primary School||1.1 miles||
|Sauncey Wood Primary School||1.6 miles||
|St Helen's Church of England Primary School||1.7 miles||
|Beech Hyde Primary School and Nursery||2 miles||
|High Beeches Primary School||2.1 miles||
|Crabtree Junior School||2.1 miles||
|Manland Primary School||2.1 miles||
|Crabtree Infants' School||2.1 miles||
|The Lea Primary School and Nursery||2.3 miles||
|The Grove Infant and Nursery School||2.4 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Firs Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LB. The nearest is Katherine Warington School, approximately 1.9 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Katherine Warington School||1.9 miles|
|Sir John Lawes School||2.1 miles||
|St George's School||2.4 miles||
|Roundwood Park School||3.2 miles||
|Monk's Walk School||4 miles||
|Sandringham School||4.4 miles||
|Townsend Church of England||4.6 miles||
|Stanborough School||4.6 miles||
|St Albans Girls' School||4.6 miles||
|Chiltern Academy||5 miles|
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Firs Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LB. The nearest is The Kimpton Surgery, approximately 1.2 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|The Kimpton Surgery||1.2 miles|
|Village Surgery||1.7 miles|
|THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE||2.4 miles|
|Davenport House Surgery||2.6 miles|
|The Village Surgery||2.8 miles|
|Dr Rajpreet Millan||3 miles|
|BRIDGE COTTAGE SURGERY||3.6 miles|
|Parkbury Surgery||3.8 miles|
|Jersey Farm Surgery||4.5 miles|
|Parkway Surgery||4.5 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Firs Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LB. The nearest is Wheathampstead Dental Surgery, approximately 1.5 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Wheathampstead Dental Surgery||1.5 miles|
|Marford Road Dental Practice||1.7 miles|
|Herts Community NHS Trust||2.5 miles|
|Bowers Way Dental Surgery||2.6 miles|
|Mbrace Orthodontics||2.6 miles|
|Southdown Dental Clinic||2.6 miles|
|Bramwell Dental Practice||2.6 miles|
|Harpenden Orthodontics||2.7 miles|
|Knightsfield Dental Practice||4.3 miles|
|Handside Lane Surgery||4.4 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Firs Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LB. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 2.5 miles away.
|Harpenden Memorial Hospital||2.5 miles|
|Spire Harpenden Hospital||2.6 miles|
|Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital||3.4 miles|
|One Hatfield Hospital||5.2 miles|
|St Albans City Hospital||5.5 miles|
|New QEII Hospital||6 miles|
|Qe11 Hospital||6 miles|
|Lister Hospital||7.2 miles|
|Lister Hospital||7.3 miles|
|Mental Health Service (Lister Hospital)||7.3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Firs Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LB. The nearest is 20/20 Eyecare, approximately 2.6 miles away.
|20/20 Eyecare||2.6 miles|
|Allders Opticians||2.6 miles|
|Skye Opticians||2.7 miles|
|Harpenden Eye Centre||2.7 miles|
|Dollond & Aitchison||4.6 miles|
|Scrivens Opticians||4.6 miles|
|Boots-Welwyn Garden City - Howard Gate||4.7 miles|
|Jeremy Solomon Opticians||4.7 miles|
|Bayfields Opticians||4.7 miles|
|Boots-Welwyn Garden City - Howard Centre||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.
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Broadband in AL4 8LB
This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.
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 2 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||20.9Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||40Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||3.7Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||8.7Mbps|
|Superfast Broadband Available||Yes|
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