Area Information for St Albans, AL4 8QN

This postcode in St Albans 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 St Albans, AL4 8QN, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1994. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
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 St Albans, AL4 8QN 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 49
Semi-Detached 42
Terraced 37
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 131
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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 53
Owned with Mortgage 55
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 9
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 2
Total 127

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 16
Two People 50
Three People 21
Four People 25
Five People 12
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 127

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 54
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 98

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 176
Female 181
Total 357

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 15
8-9 16
10-14 33
15 10
16-17 10
18-19 6
20-24 12
25-29 8
30-44 83
45-59 76
60-64 20
65-74 21
75-84 17
85-89 3
90+ 5
Total 357

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL4 8QN 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 59
Married 161
Divorced 22
Separated 4
Widowed 13
Same Sex 2
Total 261

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 202
Good 116
Fair 32
Bad 6
Very Bad 1
Total 357

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) 130
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 25
No GCSEs or Equivalent 37
Other 3
Total 261

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (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 98% 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 350
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Chinese 1
Other Asian 1
Black Caribbean 2
Total 357

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 323
Wales 5
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 8
Other 10
Total 357

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 8QN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 328
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 7
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) 1
None 17

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 212
No Religion 94
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 4
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 44
Total 357

Economic Activity Embed This

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 116
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 26
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 1
Total 236

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 15
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 17
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 14
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 27
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 182

St Albans, AL4 8QN 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 AL4 8QN
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 AL4 8QN. 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 8QN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to St Albans, AL4 8QN. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 2.4 miles
Welwyn Garden City 4 miles
St Albans City 4.4 miles
Welwyn North 4.5 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 4.7 miles
St Albans Abbey 5 miles
Knebworth 6.1 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 6.1 miles
Park Street 6.2 miles
Welham Green 6.3 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 6.7 miles
Luton 7.1 miles
Brookmans Park 7.3 miles
Stevenage 7.4 miles
Bricket Wood 7.8 miles
Watton-at-Stone 8.2 miles
Radlett 8.7 miles
Hertford North 8.8 miles
Apsley 9 miles
Potters Bar 9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 5 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to St Albans, AL4 8QN. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 12 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to St Albans, AL4 8QN. The nearest is St Helen's Church of England Primary School, approximately 90 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Helen's Church of England Primary School 90 yards
    
Beech Hyde Primary School and Nursery 600 yards
    
The Grove Infant and Nursery School 1.8 miles
    
High Beeches Primary School 1.8 miles
    
The Grove Junior School 1.8 miles
    
Crabtree Junior School 2 miles
    
Crabtree Infants' School 2 miles
    
Sandridge School 2.1 miles
    
Sauncey Wood Primary School 2.1 miles
    
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 2.4 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to St Albans, AL4 8QN. The nearest is Sir John Lawes School, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sir John Lawes School 2.3 miles
    
Katherine Warington School 2.3 miles  
St George's School 2.6 miles
    
Sandringham School 2.8 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 3.2 miles
    
Townsend Church of England 3.2 miles
    
Roundwood Park School 3.4 miles
    
Stanborough School 3.5 miles
    
Monk's Walk School 3.7 miles
    
Beaumont School 3.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St Albans, AL4 8QN. The nearest is Village Surgery, approximately 490 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Village Surgery 490 yards
Parkbury Surgery 2.2 miles
THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE 2.5 miles
Davenport House Surgery 2.6 miles
The Village Surgery 2.7 miles
The Kimpton Surgery 2.8 miles
Jersey Farm Surgery 2.8 miles
BRIDGE COTTAGE SURGERY 3.7 miles
Parkway Surgery 3.7 miles
Garden City Practice 3.8 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to St Albans, AL4 8QN. The nearest is Wheathampstead Dental Surgery, approximately 330 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 St Albans, AL4 8QN. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to St Albans, AL4 8QN. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 2.5 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.