Area Information for Osprey Close, Wood End Road, Harpenden, AL5 3FA

Osprey Close in Harpenden is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Harpenden North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address Osprey Close, Wood End Road, Harpenden, AL5 3FA, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for AL5 3FA.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Harpenden North
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 Osprey Close, Wood End Road, Harpenden, AL5 3FA:

Wood End Road, Harpenden, AL5 3EE
Tuffnells Way, Harpenden, AL5 3HJ
Wood End Road, Harpenden, AL5 3ED
Wood End Hill, Harpenden, AL5 3EZ
Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 3EG
Tuffnells Way, Harpenden, AL5 3HQ

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 Osprey Close, Wood End Road, Harpenden, AL5 3FA 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

We have found 5 property sales in Osprey 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 Osprey Close, Wood End Road, 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 116
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 122
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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 69
Owned with Mortgage 46
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rent Free 0
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 13
Two People 44
Three People 24
Four People 32
Five People 6
Six People 1
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 56
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 19
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2
Total 82

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.

Male 155
Female 182
Total 337

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 10
5-7 10
8-9 6
10-14 29
15 6
16-17 15
18-19 12
20-24 17
25-29 6
30-44 47
45-59 87
60-64 25
65-74 39
75-84 21
85-89 7
90+ 0
Total 337

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of AL5 3FA there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 61% 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.

Relationship Status
Single 55
Married 205
Divorced 3
Separated 2
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 276

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 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 222
Good 88
Fair 24
Bad 2
Very Bad 1
Total 337

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Osprey Close and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 61% 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) 168
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 22
No GCSEs or Equivalent 11
Other 4
Total 276

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Osprey Close, Wood End Road, 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 98% 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.

Ethnic Group
White 329
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 3
Black African 1
Total 337

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 307
Wales 9
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 3
Other 10
Total 337

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 3FA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 332
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 3

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.

Christian 231
No Religion 71
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 3
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 27
Total 337

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Harpenden North ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 20% 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 81
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 29
Retired 49
Looking After Home or Family 19
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 0
Total 248

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 6
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 37
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 154

Osprey Close, Wood End Road, Harpenden, AL5 3FA 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 November 2020, 6 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL5 3FA.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 6 crimes committed near Osprey Close
Neighbourhood Team Address Harpenden and Rural
Civic Centre
St Peters Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to AL5 3FA. 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 3FA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Osprey Close, Wood End Road, Harpenden, AL5 3FA. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 1.4 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 3.3 miles
Luton 4.2 miles
St Albans City 5.7 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.9 miles
Leagrave 6.4 miles
Park Street 7.2 miles
Apsley 7.4 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7.5 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.6 miles
Welwyn Garden City 7.7 miles
Welwyn North 8 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 8.2 miles
Bricket Wood 8.4 miles
Knebworth 8.6 miles
Kings Langley 8.7 miles
Berkhamsted 9 miles
Stevenage 9 miles
Welham Green 9.5 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 9.7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Osprey Close, Wood End Road, Harpenden, AL5 3FA. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 12 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Osprey Close, Wood End Road, Harpenden, AL5 3FA. The nearest is Wood End School, approximately 200 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wood End School 200 yards
Roundwood Primary School 0.5 miles
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 1.1 miles
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 1.1 miles
Harpenden Academy 1.3 miles
Manland Primary School 1.3 miles
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 1.6 miles
Crabtree Infants' School 1.8 miles
Crabtree Junior School 1.8 miles
Sauncey Wood Primary School 1.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Osprey Close, Wood End Road, Harpenden, AL5 3FA. The nearest is Roundwood Park School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Roundwood Park School half a mile
St George's School 1.1 miles
Sir John Lawes School 1.4 miles
Katherine Warington School 1.5 miles  
Chiltern Academy 3.4 miles  
The Stockwood Park Academy 3.8 miles
Townsend Church of England 3.9 miles
St Albans Girls' School 4.4 miles
Ashcroft High School 4.5 miles
Bury Park Educational Institute (Al - Hikmah Secondary School) 4.5 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Osprey Close, Wood End Road, Harpenden, AL5 3FA. 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.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Osprey Close, Wood End Road, Harpenden, AL5 3FA. The nearest is Harpenden Orthodontics, approximately 1.1 miles 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 Osprey Close, Wood End Road, Harpenden, AL5 3FA. The nearest is Spire Harpenden Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Osprey Close, Wood End Road, Harpenden, AL5 3FA. The nearest is Skye Opticians, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Skye Opticians 1.1 miles
Harpenden Eye Centre 1.2 miles
20/20 Eyecare 1.3 miles
Allders Opticians 1.3 miles
Redbourn Eyecare 2 miles
Direkt Optik 3.9 miles
Allders Opticians 3.9 miles
Elcott Opticians 3.9 miles
iCareCentre Opticians 3.9 miles
Luton Optical Centre 3.9 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.