Area Information for St Albans, AL4 8QU

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 8QU, 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 1988. 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 8QU 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 95
Semi-Detached 43
Terraced 30
Flat (Purpose-Built) 37
Flat (Converted) 7
Residence in Commercial Building 12
Total 224
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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 60
Owned with Mortgage 99
Shared Ownership 3
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 27
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 2
Total 216

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 63
Two People 65
Three People 30
Four People 49
Five People 8
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 216

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 75
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 48
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 25
Total 170

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.

Male 253
Female 277
Total 530

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 56
5-7 26
8-9 13
10-14 36
15 5
16-17 13
18-19 8
20-24 25
25-29 16
30-44 145
45-59 101
60-64 19
65-74 36
75-84 22
85-89 6
90+ 3
Total 530

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL4 8QU 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 118
Married 208
Divorced 32
Separated 11
Widowed 25
Same Sex 0
Total 394

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.

Very Good 323
Good 143
Fair 52
Bad 11
Very Bad 1
Total 530

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

AL4 8QU and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 51% 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) 199
Apprenticeship 20
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 42
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 49
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 39
No GCSEs or Equivalent 34
Other 11
Total 394

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 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 504
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Pakistani 4
Chinese 5
Other Asian 3
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 1
Total 530

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 465
Wales 4
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 14
Other 31
Total 530

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 8QU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 464
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 9
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 7
None 39

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.

Christian 333
No Religion 148
Buddhist 2
Hindu 2
Jewish 8
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 32
Total 530

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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 149
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 56
Self Employed 64
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 38
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 2
Total 363

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 13
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 24
RetailInc. Wholesale 42
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 25
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 19
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 39
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 31
HealthInc. Social Work 33
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 279

St Albans, AL4 8QU 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 8QU
Neighbourhood Team Address Harpenden and Rural
Civic Centre
St Peters Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to AL4 8QU. 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 8QU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to St Albans, AL4 8QU. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 2.5 miles
Welwyn Garden City 3.9 miles
Welwyn North 4.4 miles
St Albans City 4.6 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 4.8 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.2 miles
Knebworth 5.8 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 6 miles
Park Street 6.4 miles
Welham Green 6.4 miles
Luton 7 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7 miles
Stevenage 7.1 miles
Brookmans Park 7.5 miles
Watton-at-Stone 8 miles
Bricket Wood 8 miles
Hertford North 8.7 miles
Radlett 9 miles
Apsley 9.2 miles
Potters Bar 9.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 5 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to St Albans, AL4 8QU. 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 8QU. The nearest is St Helen's Church of England Primary School, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Helen's Church of England Primary School 400 yards
Beech Hyde Primary School and Nursery 0.5 miles
High Beeches Primary School 1.8 miles
The Grove Infant and Nursery School 1.9 miles
The Grove Junior School 1.9 miles
Crabtree Junior School 2 miles
Crabtree Infants' School 2 miles
Sauncey Wood Primary School 2.1 miles
Sandridge School 2.3 miles
Manland Primary School 2.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to St Albans, AL4 8QU. The nearest is Katherine Warington School, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Katherine Warington School 2.3 miles  
Sir John Lawes School 2.3 miles
St George's School 2.6 miles
Sandringham School 3 miles
Roundwood Park School 3.4 miles
St Albans Girls' School 3.4 miles
Townsend Church of England 3.5 miles
Monk's Walk School 3.6 miles
Stanborough School 3.6 miles
Beaumont School 4.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St Albans, AL4 8QU. The nearest is Village Surgery, approximately 510 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Village Surgery 510 yards
Parkbury Surgery 2.5 miles
The Kimpton Surgery 2.6 miles
Davenport House Surgery 2.6 miles
The Village Surgery 2.7 miles
Jersey Farm Surgery 3.1 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 8QU. The nearest is Wheathampstead Dental Surgery, approximately 140 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 8QU. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to St Albans, AL4 8QU. 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.