Area Information for Townsend Close, Harpenden, AL5 2RF
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|Maple Road, Harpenden, AL5 2DX|
|Townsend Lane, Harpenden, AL5 2RG|
|Park Avenue North, Harpenden, AL5 2ED|
|Maple Road, Harpenden, AL5 2DU|
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Townsend Close, Harpenden, AL5 2RF 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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We have found 3 property sales in Townsend Close 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 Townsend Close, 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||33|
|Rented: From Council||1|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||0|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||2|
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||44|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||17|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||4|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||0|
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 47% 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
In the immediate vicinity of AL5 2RF there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 63% of the resident population. On average, around 47% of census respondents were single. Areas with large married populations are often in suburban settings. They may have a larger number of children if they are couples start families, but this is also often an indicator of an area popular with retirees, particularly where the amount of widowed people is also high. Residents of these areas tend to be more affluent and settled than areas with high concentrations of single people.
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
Townsend Close and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 64% 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)||155|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||20|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||29|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||13|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||11|
Ethnic Group Embed This
This address (Townsend Close, Harpenden) 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 99% 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.
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||4|
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 2RF
|Republic of Ireland||4|
|Europe (including European Union)||2|
|Middle East or Asia||0|
|North America or Caribbean||4|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||2|
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 West ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 21% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||26|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||14|
|Looking After Home or Family||18|
|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.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||1|
|Accommodation and Food||4|
|Information and Communication||10|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||19|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||34|
|Public Administration and Defence||2|
|HealthInc. Social Work||14|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||4|
Townsend Close, Harpenden, AL5 2RF 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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near Townsend Close|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Harpenden and Rural
St Peters Street
Below are the details of the closest services to AL5 2RF. 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 2RF.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Townsend Close, Harpenden, AL5 2RF. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Luton Airport Parkway||4.1 miles|
|St Albans City||4.9 miles|
|St Albans Abbey||5.1 miles|
|Park Street||6.4 miles|
|How Wood (Hertfordshire)||6.9 miles|
|Welwyn Garden City||7.1 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead||7.3 miles|
|Hatfield (Herts)||7.5 miles|
|Welwyn North||7.5 miles|
|Bricket Wood||7.7 miles|
|Kings Langley||8.2 miles|
|Welham Green||8.7 miles|
|Garston (Hertfordshire)||9 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 5 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Townsend Close, Harpenden, AL5 2RF. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 11 miles away.
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Townsend Close, Harpenden, AL5 2RF. The nearest is Roundwood Primary School, approximately 480 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Roundwood Primary School||480 yards||
|St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School||730 yards||
|Harpenden Academy||0.6 miles||
|St Dominic Catholic Primary School||0.8 miles||
|Wood End School||0.9 miles||
|Manland Primary School||1 mile||
|The Lea Primary School and Nursery||1.1 miles||
|Crabtree Infants' School||1.2 miles||
|Crabtree Junior School||1.2 miles||
|High Beeches Primary School||1.4 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Townsend Close, Harpenden, AL5 2RF. The nearest is Roundwood Park School, approximately 540 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Roundwood Park School||540 yards||
|St George's School||0.7 miles||
|Sir John Lawes School||1 mile||
|Katherine Warington School||1.3 miles|
|Townsend Church of England||3.1 miles||
|St Albans Girls' School||3.6 miles||
|Sandringham School||4.1 miles||
|Chiltern Academy||4.1 miles|
|St Albans High School for Girls||4.4 miles|
|The Astley Cooper School||4.4 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Townsend Close, Harpenden, AL5 2RF. The nearest is The Village Surgery, approximately 860 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|The Village Surgery||860 yards|
|Davenport House Surgery||0.6 miles|
|THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE||0.7 miles|
|The Lodge Health Partnership||1.7 miles|
|Village Surgery||3.4 miles|
|Parkbury Surgery||3.7 miles|
|Woodhall Farm Medical Ctr||3.9 miles|
|Dr Nirvisha Kedia||4 miles|
|The Kimpton Surgery||4 miles|
|The Lodge Health Partnership||4.1 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Townsend Close, Harpenden, AL5 2RF. The nearest is Harpenden Orthodontics, approximately 770 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Harpenden Orthodontics||770 yards|
|Bramwell Dental Practice||0.5 miles|
|Bowers Way Dental Surgery||0.6 miles|
|Mbrace Orthodontics||0.6 miles|
|Herts Community NHS Trust||0.7 miles|
|Southdown Dental Clinic||1.3 miles|
|Redbourn Dental Practice||1.7 miles|
|Wheathampstead Dental Surgery||3.2 miles|
|Marford Road Dental Practice||3.3 miles|
|High Oaks Dental Practice||3.4 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Townsend Close, Harpenden, AL5 2RF. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Harpenden Memorial Hospital||0.7 miles|
|Spire Harpenden Hospital||0.9 miles|
|St Albans City Hospital||4 miles|
|Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital||6.2 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead General Hospital||6.3 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead Hospital||6.3 miles|
|One Hatfield Hospital||6.5 miles|
|L&d Bowel Cancer Screening||7 miles|
|Luton and Dunstable Hospital||7 miles|
|Luton And Dunstable University Hospital||7 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Townsend Close, Harpenden, AL5 2RF. The nearest is Harpenden Eye Centre, approximately 830 yards away.
|Harpenden Eye Centre||830 yards|
|Skye Opticians||860 yards|
|20/20 Eyecare||0.6 miles|
|Allders Opticians||0.6 miles|
|Redbourn Eyecare||1.7 miles|
|Charrington, Cross, Liversidge & Partners||4.5 miles|
|Vision Express||4.6 miles|
|Boots-St Albans - St Peters St||4.6 miles|
|Boots-St Albans - St Peters St (in Boots UK)||4.6 miles|
|Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care||4.6 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.