Area Information for Cross Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1BU

Cross Lane in Harpenden is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Harpenden South ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address Cross Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1BU, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AL5 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 AL5 1BU.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Harpenden South
Constituency Hitchin and Harpenden
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 Cross Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1BU:

Bamville Wood, East Common, Harpenden, AL5 1AP
Cross Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1BT
East Common, Harpenden, AL5 1DA
Beech Close, Harpenden, AL5 1BZ
Cross Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1BX
East Common, Harpenden, AL5 1AW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AL5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Cross Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1BU 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 one property sale in Cross Lane 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 Cross Lane, Harpenden 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 111
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 130
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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 68
Owned with Mortgage 48
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 124

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 15
Two People 53
Three People 21
Four People 22
Five People 11
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 124

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 52
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2
Total 71

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.

Gender
Male 163
Female 177
Total 340

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 13
10-14 13
15 6
16-17 6
18-19 3
20-24 15
25-29 8
30-44 59
45-59 66
60-64 17
65-74 41
75-84 40
85-89 11
90+ 3
Total 340

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 1BU 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 43
Married 202
Divorced 8
Separated 3
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 269

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 90% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 198
Good 108
Fair 28
Bad 4
Very Bad 2
Total 340

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Cross Lane and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 56% 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) 151
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 39
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 13
Other 7
Total 269

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% white.

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 319
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 1
Pakistani 5
Chinese 1
Other Asian 4
Other 1
Total 340

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 283
Wales 9
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 10
Other 23
Total 340

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 AL5 1BU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 315
Republic of Ireland 10
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 3
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 11

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 247
No Religion 52
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 4
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 27
Total 340

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Harpenden South ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 19% 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 60
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 41
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 41
Looking After Home or Family 20
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 4
Total 215

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 3
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 1
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 18
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 33
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 132

Cross Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1BU 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. In October 2020, 5 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL5 1BU.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 5 crimes committed near Cross Lane
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 AL5 1BU. 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 AL5 1BU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Cross Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1BU. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 1.3 miles
St Albans City 3.3 miles
St Albans Abbey 3.6 miles
Park Street 5 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 5.5 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 5.7 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 6 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6 miles
Bricket Wood 6.4 miles
Luton 6.6 miles
Welwyn North 6.8 miles
Apsley 6.8 miles
Welham Green 7.1 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7.3 miles
Kings Langley 7.5 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 7.8 miles
Radlett 7.8 miles
Brookmans Park 8 miles
Knebworth 8.3 miles
Watford North 8.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Cross Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1BU. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 9.5 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Cross Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1BU. The nearest is The Grove Infant and Nursery School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Grove Infant and Nursery School 0.8 miles
    
The Grove Junior School 0.8 miles
    
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 1 mile
    
High Beeches Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Crabtree Infants' School 1.3 miles
    
Crabtree Junior School 1.3 miles
    
Harpenden Academy 1.3 miles
    
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 1.5 miles
    
Manland Primary School 1.8 miles
    
Margaret Wix Primary School 1.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Cross Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1BU. The nearest is Townsend Church of England, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Townsend Church of England 1.6 miles
    
Sir John Lawes School 1.7 miles
    
St George's School 1.8 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 2 miles
    
Roundwood Park School 2 miles
    
Katherine Warington School 2 miles  
Sandringham School 2.4 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 2.8 miles  
Verulam School 3.1 miles
    
Loreto College 3.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Cross Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1BU. The nearest is The Village Surgery, approximately 1.3 miles 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 Cross Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1BU. The nearest is Southdown Dental Clinic, approximately 0.7 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 Cross Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1BU. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Cross Lane, Harpenden, AL5 1BU. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 1.3 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.