Area Information for Harpenden, AL5 1RX
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1990. 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.
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 Harpenden, AL5 1RX:
|Wensley Close, Harpenden, AL5 1RZ|
|Cranbourne Drive, Harpenden, AL5 1RU|
|Grange Court Road, Harpenden, AL5 1BY|
|Welbeck Rise, Harpenden, AL5 1TA|
|Sandhurst Court, Harpenden, AL5 1SZ|
|Camberley Place, Harpenden, AL5 1TB|
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 Harpenden, AL5 1RX 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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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 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 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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||35|
|Rented: From Council||2|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||0|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||10|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||45|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||21|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||2|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||7|
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.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode AL5 1RX 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.
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.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
AL5 1RX and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 53% 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)||135|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||30|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||44|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||18|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||19|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||2|
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 1RX
|Republic of Ireland||2|
|Europe (including European Union)||5|
|Middle East or Asia||0|
|North America or Caribbean||1|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||1|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Harpenden South ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 19% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||41|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||15|
|Looking After Home or Family||16|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||2|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||5|
|Accommodation and Food||5|
|Information and Communication||11|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||12|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||29|
|Public Administration and Defence||7|
|HealthInc. Social Work||21|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||11|
Harpenden, AL5 1RX 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, 11 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL5 1RX.
|Crime:||Click here to view 11 crimes committed near AL5 1RX|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Harpenden and Rural
St Peters Street
Below are the details of the closest services to AL5 1RX. 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 1RX.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Harpenden, AL5 1RX. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 1.1 miles away.
|St Albans City||3.5 miles|
|St Albans Abbey||3.8 miles|
|Park Street||5.2 miles|
|Luton Airport Parkway||5.5 miles|
|How Wood (Hertfordshire)||5.7 miles|
|Welwyn Garden City||5.9 miles|
|Hatfield (Herts)||5.9 miles|
|Welwyn North||6.6 miles|
|Bricket Wood||6.6 miles|
|Welham Green||7.1 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead||7.6 miles|
|Kings Langley||7.7 miles|
|Brookmans Park||8 miles|
|Garston (Hertfordshire)||8 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 8 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Harpenden, AL5 1RX. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 9.7 miles away.
|Watford Junction Overground Station||9.7 miles|
|Watford Tube Station||11 miles|
|Watford High Street Overground Station||11 miles|
|Bushey Overground Station||11 miles|
|Croxley Tube Station||12 miles|
|Carpenders Park Overground Station||13 miles|
|High Barnet Tube Station||13 miles|
|Moor Park Tube Station||13 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Harpenden, AL5 1RX. The nearest is The Grove Infant and Nursery School, approximately 0.6 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|The Grove Infant and Nursery School||0.6 miles||
|The Grove Junior School||0.6 miles||
|St Dominic Catholic Primary School||0.9 miles||
|High Beeches Primary School||0.9 miles||
|Crabtree Infants' School||1.1 miles||
|Crabtree Junior School||1.1 miles||
|Harpenden Academy||1.2 miles||
|St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School||1.4 miles||
|Manland Primary School||1.6 miles||
|Roundwood Primary School||1.9 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Harpenden, AL5 1RX. The nearest is Sir John Lawes School, approximately 1.6 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Sir John Lawes School||1.6 miles||
|St George's School||1.6 miles||
|Townsend Church of England||1.8 miles||
|Katherine Warington School||1.8 miles|
|Roundwood Park School||1.9 miles||
|St Albans Girls' School||2.1 miles||
|Sandringham School||2.5 miles||
|St Albans High School for Girls||3 miles|
|Verulam School||3.3 miles||
|Loreto College||3.3 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Harpenden, AL5 1RX. The nearest is The Village Surgery, approximately 1.2 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|The Village Surgery||1.2 miles|
|Davenport House Surgery||1.2 miles|
|THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE||1.4 miles|
|Parkbury Surgery||2 miles|
|Village Surgery||2.3 miles|
|The Lodge Health Partnership||2.4 miles|
|The Lodge Health Partnership||2.8 miles|
|Jersey Farm Surgery||2.8 miles|
|Grange Street Surgery||3 miles|
|Parkbury House Surgery||3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Harpenden, AL5 1RX. The nearest is Southdown Dental Clinic, approximately 810 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Southdown Dental Clinic||810 yards|
|Mbrace Orthodontics||1.2 miles|
|Bramwell Dental Practice||1.2 miles|
|Bowers Way Dental Surgery||1.3 miles|
|Herts Community NHS Trust||1.4 miles|
|Harpenden Orthodontics||1.4 miles|
|High Oaks Dental Practice||2.1 miles|
|Wheathampstead Dental Surgery||2.2 miles|
|Marford Road Dental Practice||2.3 miles|
|Redbourn Dental Practice||2.3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Harpenden, AL5 1RX. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 1.4 miles away.
|Harpenden Memorial Hospital||1.4 miles|
|Spire Harpenden Hospital||2.1 miles|
|St Albans City Hospital||2.8 miles|
|One Hatfield Hospital||4.9 miles|
|Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital||5.4 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead General Hospital||6.4 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead Hospital||6.4 miles|
|New QEII Hospital||6.7 miles|
|Qe11 Hospital||6.7 miles|
|Kingsley Green||6.8 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Harpenden, AL5 1RX. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 1.1 miles away.
|Allders Opticians||1.1 miles|
|20/20 Eyecare||1.2 miles|
|Harpenden Eye Centre||1.3 miles|
|Skye Opticians||1.3 miles|
|Redbourn Eyecare||2.3 miles|
|Charrington, Cross, Liversidge & Partners||2.9 miles|
|Vision Express||3.3 miles|
|Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care||3.3 miles|
|Boots-St Albans - St Peters St||3.3 miles|
|Boots-St Albans - St Peters St (in Boots UK)||3.3 miles|
* 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.