Area Information for Harpenden, AL5 2RL

This postcode 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 Harpenden, AL5 2RL, 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 June 1997. 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 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 Harpenden, AL5 2RL:

Douglas Road, Harpenden, AL5 2ES
Douglas Road, Harpenden, AL5 2EP
Douglas Road, Harpenden, AL5 2ER
Timbers Court, Harpenden, AL5 2QA
Townsend Lane, Harpenden, AL5 2QR
Townsend Lane, Harpenden, AL5 2QS

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 2RL 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 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 86
Semi-Detached 18
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 24
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 129
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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 74
Owned with Mortgage 35
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rent Free 1
Total 125

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 31
Two People 49
Three People 10
Four People 25
Five People 10
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 125

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 60
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 13
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1
Total 77

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.

Gender
Male 146
Female 163
Total 309

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 17
5-7 8
8-9 9
10-14 24
15 2
16-17 7
18-19 3
20-24 9
25-29 14
30-44 42
45-59 77
60-64 31
65-74 33
75-84 24
85-89 8
90+ 1
Total 309

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 2RL 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 169
Divorced 7
Separated 2
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 249

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 94% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 189
Good 100
Fair 17
Bad 2
Very Bad 1
Total 309

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

AL5 2RL and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 69% 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) 171
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 17
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 27
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 8
No GCSEs or Equivalent 18
Other 7
Total 249

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% 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 285
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 8
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 2
Other Asian 5
Black African 1
Total 309

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 248
Wales 6
Scotland 16
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 3
Other 31
Total 309

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 2RL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 285
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
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 199
No Religion 84
Buddhist 0
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 4
Sikh 4
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 16
Total 309

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 74
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 29
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 47
Looking After Home or Family 17
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 0
Total 216

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 5
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 21
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 28
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 134

Harpenden, AL5 2RL 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 2RL
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 2RL. 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 2RL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Harpenden, AL5 2RL. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 0.6 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 4 miles
Luton 4.9 miles
St Albans City 5 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.2 miles
Park Street 6.6 miles
Welwyn Garden City 7 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.1 miles
Leagrave 7.2 miles
Apsley 7.3 miles
Welwyn North 7.4 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 7.4 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7.6 miles
Bricket Wood 7.9 miles
Knebworth 8.2 miles
Kings Langley 8.4 miles
Welham Green 8.7 miles
Stevenage 8.8 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 9.2 miles
Berkhamsted 9.3 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 5 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Harpenden, AL5 2RL. 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 2RL. The nearest is St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 510 yards
    
Roundwood Primary School 580 yards
    
Harpenden Academy 0.5 miles
    
Manland Primary School 0.8 miles
    
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
    
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 0.8 miles
    
Wood End School 0.9 miles
    
Crabtree Infants' School 1 mile
    
Crabtree Junior School 1 mile
    
High Beeches Primary School 1.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Harpenden, AL5 2RL. The nearest is Roundwood Park School, approximately 660 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Roundwood Park School 660 yards
    
St George's School half a mile
    
Sir John Lawes School 0.8 miles
    
Katherine Warington School 1 mile  
Townsend Church of England 3.3 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 3.7 miles
    
Chiltern Academy 4 miles  
Sandringham School 4.1 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 4.5 miles  
The Stockwood Park Academy 4.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Harpenden, AL5 2RL. The nearest is The Village Surgery, approximately 800 yards 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 2RL. The nearest is Harpenden Orthodontics, approximately 490 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 2RL. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 840 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Harpenden, AL5 2RL. The nearest is Skye Opticians, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Skye Opticians 610 yards
Harpenden Eye Centre 680 yards
20/20 Eyecare 0.5 miles
Allders Opticians 0.5 miles
Redbourn Eyecare 1.9 miles
Charrington, Cross, Liversidge & Partners 4.5 miles
Direkt Optik 4.6 miles
Allders Opticians 4.6 miles
Elcott Opticians 4.6 miles
iCareCentre Opticians 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.