Area Information for Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PR

Southdown Road in Harpenden is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Harpenden West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PR, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Harpenden West
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 Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PR:

Marlborough Park, Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1NL
Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PS
Walkers Road, Harpenden, AL5 1EB
Walkers Road, Harpenden, AL5 1DW
Southdown Industrial Estate, Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PW
Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1QL

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 Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PR 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

The area containing Southdown Road, Harpenden consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 13
Semi-Detached 5
Terraced 30
Flat (Purpose-Built) 69
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 120
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Southdown Road, Harpenden contains a higher than average level of social housing - 48% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 20
Owned with Mortgage 28
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 56
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 6
Total 120

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 55
Two People 34
Three People 15
Four People 13
Five People 1
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 120

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 18
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 18
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 26
Total 75

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 45% male.

Gender
Male 106
Female 131
Total 237

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 25
5-7 12
8-9 8
10-14 10
15 0
16-17 6
18-19 1
20-24 8
25-29 13
30-44 42
45-59 44
60-64 12
65-74 27
75-84 15
85-89 9
90+ 5
Total 237

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 1PR 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 51
Married 67
Divorced 28
Separated 6
Widowed 30
Same Sex 0
Total 182

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 104
Good 76
Fair 43
Bad 12
Very Bad 2
Total 237

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) 54
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 14
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 24
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 19
No GCSEs or Equivalent 54
Other 9
Total 182

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 89% 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 210
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 7
Other Asian 6
Total 237

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 200
Wales 1
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 2
Other 23
Total 237

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 1PR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 177
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 48

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 129
No Religion 86
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 13
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 7
Total 237

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Harpenden West ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 52
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 24
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 33
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 5
Total 153

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 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 91

Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PR 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 Southdown Road
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 1PR. 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 1PR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PR. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 0.6 miles
St Albans City 4 miles
St Albans Abbey 4.4 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 5 miles
Park Street 5.7 miles
Luton 5.9 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.1 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 6.2 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 6.3 miles
Welwyn North 6.6 miles
Bricket Wood 7.1 miles
Apsley 7.2 miles
Welham Green 7.6 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7.7 miles
Knebworth 7.9 miles
Kings Langley 8.1 miles
Leagrave 8.3 miles
Brookmans Park 8.5 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 8.5 miles
Radlett 8.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 5 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PR. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 11 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PR. The nearest is The Grove Junior School, approximately 580 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Grove Junior School 580 yards
    
The Grove Infant and Nursery School 640 yards
    
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 680 yards
    
High Beeches Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Crabtree Infants' School 0.6 miles
    
Crabtree Junior School 0.6 miles
    
Harpenden Academy 0.7 miles
    
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Manland Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Roundwood Primary School 1.4 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PR. The nearest is Sir John Lawes School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sir John Lawes School 1 mile
    
St George's School 1.1 miles
    
Katherine Warington School 1.3 miles  
Roundwood Park School 1.5 miles
    
Townsend Church of England 2.3 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 2.6 miles
    
Sandringham School 3 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 3.5 miles  
Verulam School 3.8 miles
    
Loreto College 3.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PR. The nearest is The Village Surgery, approximately 0.7 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 Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PR. The nearest is Southdown Dental Clinic, approximately 170 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 Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PR. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PR. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 0.6 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.