Area Information for Sherwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL4 9PQ

Sherwood Avenue in St. Albans is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Marshalswick North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address Sherwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL4 9PQ, 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 9PQ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Marshalswick North
Constituency St Albans
Region Eastern
Country England


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Sherwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL4 9PQ:

Sherwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL4 9PH
Blackthorn Close, St. Albans, AL4 9RP
Skys Wood Road, St. Albans, AL4 9PG
Hazelmere Road, St. Albans, AL4 9RW
Skys Wood Road, St. Albans, AL4 9NY
Evans Grove, St. Albans, AL4 9PJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AL4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Sherwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL4 9PQ 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 14 property sales in Sherwood Avenue 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 Sherwood Avenue, St. Albans consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 23
Semi-Detached 123
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 150
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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 85
Owned with Mortgage 62
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rent Free 0
Total 149

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 23
Two People 59
Three People 25
Four People 30
Five People 10
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 149

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 53
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
Total 91

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 St Albans constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 203
Female 195
Total 398

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 13
5-7 18
8-9 7
10-14 23
15 3
16-17 15
18-19 10
20-24 15
25-29 14
30-44 55
45-59 99
60-64 28
65-74 40
75-84 53
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 398

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL4 9PQ 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 72
Married 231
Divorced 7
Separated 2
Widowed 22
Same Sex 0
Total 334

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 209
Good 138
Fair 45
Bad 5
Very Bad 1
Total 398

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) 151
Apprenticeship 22
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 47
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 32
No GCSEs or Equivalent 37
Other 11
Total 334

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Sherwood Avenue, 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 96% 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 382
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 2
Chinese 2
Other Asian 4
Total 398

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 327
Wales 8
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 23
Other 24
Total 398

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 9PQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 347
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 15
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 31

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 283
No Religion 87
Buddhist 1
Hindu 2
Jewish 3
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 22
Total 398

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Marshalswick North ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 99
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 49
Self Employed 36
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 27
Retired 44
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 4
Total 276

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 11
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 27
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 39
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 196

Sherwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL4 9PQ is within the St Albans Central, North and West 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 Sherwood Avenue
Neighbourhood Team Address St Albans Central, North and West
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 9PQ. 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 9PQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Sherwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL4 9PQ. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans City 1.5 miles
St Albans Abbey 2.2 miles
Park Street 3.3 miles
Harpenden 3.8 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 3.8 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 3.9 miles
Welham Green 4.6 miles
Bricket Wood 4.9 miles
Welwyn Garden City 4.9 miles
Brookmans Park 5.4 miles
Radlett 5.7 miles
Welwyn North 6.2 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 6.5 miles
Potters Bar 6.9 miles
Kings Langley 7.1 miles
Apsley 7.2 miles
Watford North 7.3 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 8 miles
Hemel Hempstead 8.1 miles
Watford Junction 8.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Sherwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL4 9PQ. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 8.2 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Sherwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL4 9PQ. The nearest is Skyswood Primary & Nursery School, approximately 200 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Skyswood Primary & Nursery School 200 yards
    
St John Fisher Roman Catholic Primary School 280 yards
    
Wheatfields Infants' and Nursery School 590 yards
    
Wheatfields Junior Mixed School 590 yards
    
Oakwood Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Sandridge School 1 mile
    
Bernards Heath Junior School 1 mile
    
Bernards Heath Infant and Nursery School 1 mile
    
Fleetville Infant and Nursery School 1.1 miles
    
Fleetville Junior School 1.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Sherwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL4 9PQ. The nearest is Sandringham School, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sandringham School 400 yards
    
Beaumont School 0.9 miles
    
Verulam School 1 mile
    
St Albans Girls' School 1.1 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 1.4 miles  
Loreto College 1.5 miles
    
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 1.6 miles
    
Townsend Church of England 1.7 miles
    
The Marlborough Science Academy 2.8 miles
    
Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School 3.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Sherwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL4 9PQ. The nearest is Jersey Farm Surgery, approximately 630 yards 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 Sherwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL4 9PQ. The nearest is Rabin Mr GK & Associate, approximately 500 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 Sherwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL4 9PQ. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Sherwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL4 9PQ. The nearest is Charrington, Cross, Liversidge & Partners, approximately 460 yards 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.


 

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Broadband in AL4 9PQ

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 11 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 79.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 14.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 30Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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