Area Information for The Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LE

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

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority North Hertfordshire
Ward Kimpton
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 The Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LE 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 5 property sales in The 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 The 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 Types
Detached 152
Semi-Detached 18
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 173
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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 89
Owned with Mortgage 74
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rent Free 0
Total 170

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 14
Two People 74
Three People 26
Four People 35
Five People 20
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 170

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 76
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2
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 50% male.

Gender
Male 242
Female 244
Total 486

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 27
5-7 12
8-9 18
10-14 34
15 8
16-17 18
18-19 12
20-24 24
25-29 5
30-44 56
45-59 133
60-64 39
65-74 74
75-84 24
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 486

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL4 8LE 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 84
Married 271
Divorced 18
Separated 3
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 387

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 94% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 326
Good 130
Fair 23
Bad 6
Very Bad 1
Total 486

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

The Drive and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 54% 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) 208
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 49
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 62
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 33
No GCSEs or Equivalent 19
Other 6
Total 387

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (The 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 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 472
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 7
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 1
Total 486

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 437
Wales 6
Scotland 11
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 8
Other 18
Total 486

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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 8LE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 471
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 7

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 360
No Religion 93
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 3
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 28
Total 486

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Kimpton ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 16% 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 108
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 58
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 35
Retired 82
Looking After Home or Family 30
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 5
Total 361

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 1
Manufacturing 6
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 25
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 49
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 218

The Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LE is within the Hitchin 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 The Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address Hitchin Rural
College Road
SG5 1JX
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 8LE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to The Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LE. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 2.7 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 4.6 miles
Welwyn North 4.9 miles
Welwyn Garden City 5 miles
Knebworth 5.3 miles
Luton 5.6 miles
Stevenage 6 miles
St Albans City 6.2 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 6.4 miles
St Albans Abbey 6.7 miles
Watton-at-Stone 8 miles
Leagrave 8 miles
Park Street 8 miles
Hitchin 8.1 miles
Welham Green 8.2 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 8.6 miles
Brookmans Park 9.2 miles
Hertford North 9.5 miles
Bricket Wood 9.6 miles
Apsley 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to The Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LE. The nearest is Kimpton Primary School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Kimpton Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Sauncey Wood Primary School 1.6 miles
    
St Helen's Church of England Primary School 2 miles
    
Manland Primary School 2.2 miles
    
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 2.2 miles
    
Crabtree Junior School 2.2 miles
    
High Beeches Primary School 2.3 miles
    
Crabtree Infants' School 2.3 miles
    
Beech Hyde Primary School and Nursery 2.3 miles
    
The Grove Infant and Nursery School 2.6 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to The Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LE. 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 4.2 miles
    
Sandringham School 4.7 miles
    
Chiltern Academy 4.8 miles  
Townsend Church of England 4.8 miles
    
Ashcroft High School 4.9 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 4.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to The Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LE. The nearest is The Kimpton Surgery, approximately 0.9 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Kimpton Surgery 0.9 miles
Village Surgery 2 miles
THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE 2.5 miles
Davenport House Surgery 2.7 miles
Dr Rajpreet Millan 2.7 miles
The Village Surgery 2.9 miles
BRIDGE COTTAGE SURGERY 3.8 miles
Parkbury Surgery 4.1 miles
Churchfield Medical Centre 4.6 miles
Larkside Practice 4.6 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to The Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LE. The nearest is Wheathampstead Dental Surgery, approximately 1.9 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 The Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LE. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to The Drive, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8LE. The nearest is 20/20 Eyecare, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
20/20 Eyecare 2.7 miles
Allders Opticians 2.7 miles
Skye Opticians 2.7 miles
Harpenden Eye Centre 2.8 miles
Redbourn Eyecare 4.8 miles
Dollond & Aitchison 4.9 miles
Scrivens Opticians 4.9 miles
Boots-Welwyn Garden City - Howard Gate 4.9 miles
Jeremy Solomon Opticians 5 miles
Bayfields Opticians 5 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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Average Download Speed 21.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 46.8Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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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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