Area Information for Harpenden, AL5 1WE

This postcode 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 Harpenden, AL5 1WE, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in September 2003. 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 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 Harpenden, AL5 1WE:

Westminster Court, Grove Road, Harpenden, AL5 1TH
Grove Road, Harpenden, AL5 1QG
Grove Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PX
Longfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 1QE
Vallance Place, Harpenden, AL5 1AX
Cravells Road, Harpenden, AL5 1BA

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 1WE 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 17
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 59
Flat (Purpose-Built) 74
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 9
Total 170
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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 50
Owned with Mortgage 41
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 35
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 26
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 4
Total 161

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 79
Two People 41
Three People 18
Four People 18
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 161

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 27
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 36
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 17
Total 92

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 46% male.

Gender
Male 145
Female 168
Total 313

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 21
5-7 10
8-9 11
10-14 17
15 10
16-17 4
18-19 2
20-24 8
25-29 17
30-44 72
45-59 41
60-64 15
65-74 28
75-84 35
85-89 15
90+ 7
Total 313

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in AL5 1WE is high - 5% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 69
Married 84
Divorced 36
Separated 17
Widowed 38
Same Sex 0
Total 244

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 145
Good 104
Fair 48
Bad 14
Very Bad 2
Total 313

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) 82
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 70
Other 13
Total 244

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 87% 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 273
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 4
Pakistani 5
Chinese 6
Other Asian 3
Black African 14
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 2
Total 313

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 258
Wales 6
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 5
Other 30
Total 313

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 1WE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 254
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 43

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 209
No Religion 61
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 2
Muslim 5
Sikh 4
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 30
Total 313

Economic Activity Embed This

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 86
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 2
Total 187

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 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 134

Harpenden, AL5 1WE 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 AL5 1WE
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 1WE. 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 1WE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Harpenden, AL5 1WE. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 0.7 miles
St Albans City 3.9 miles
St Albans Abbey 4.3 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 5.1 miles
Park Street 5.6 miles
Welwyn Garden City 5.9 miles
Luton 6.1 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 6.1 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 6.2 miles
Welwyn North 6.5 miles
Bricket Wood 7 miles
Apsley 7.3 miles
Welham Green 7.4 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7.8 miles
Knebworth 7.8 miles
Kings Langley 8.1 miles
Brookmans Park 8.3 miles
Leagrave 8.4 miles
Radlett 8.5 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 8.5 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

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

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Harpenden, AL5 1WE. The nearest is The Grove Junior School, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Grove Junior School 400 yards
    
The Grove Infant and Nursery School 440 yards
    
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 0.5 miles
    
High Beeches Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Crabtree Infants' School 0.6 miles
    
Crabtree Junior School 0.7 miles
    
Harpenden Academy 0.8 miles
    
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 1 mile
    
Manland Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Sauncey Wood Primary School 1.5 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Harpenden, AL5 1WE. The nearest is Sir John Lawes School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sir John Lawes School 1.1 miles
    
St George's School 1.2 miles
    
Katherine Warington School 1.4 miles  
Roundwood Park School 1.6 miles
    
Townsend Church of England 2.2 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 2.5 miles
    
Sandringham School 2.9 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 3.4 miles  
Verulam School 3.7 miles
    
Loreto College 3.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Harpenden, AL5 1WE. The nearest is The Village Surgery, approximately 0.8 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 Harpenden, AL5 1WE. The nearest is Southdown Dental Clinic, approximately 120 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 Harpenden, AL5 1WE. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Harpenden, AL5 1WE. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 0.8 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.