Area Information for Tuffnells Way, Harpenden, AL5 3HQ

Tuffnells Way 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 Tuffnells Way, Harpenden, AL5 3HQ, 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 3HQ.

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 Tuffnells Way, Harpenden, AL5 3HQ:

Molescroft, Harpenden, AL5 3LS
Tuffnells Way, Harpenden, AL5 3HJ
Farm Close, Harpenden, AL5 3NH
Wood End Hill, Harpenden, AL5 3EZ
Osprey Close, Wood End Road, Harpenden, AL5 3FA
Penshurst Close, Harpenden, AL5 3LP

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 Tuffnells Way, Harpenden, AL5 3HQ 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 19 property sales in Tuffnells Way 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 Tuffnells Way, 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 115
Semi-Detached 18
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 139
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 63% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 43
Owned with Mortgage 86
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rent Free 2
Total 137

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 15
Two People 34
Three People 27
Four People 50
Five People 8
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 137

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 75
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 6
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4
Total 112

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 50% male.

Male 209
Female 213
Total 422

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around AL5 3HQ has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 32% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 45
5-7 27
8-9 25
10-14 33
15 6
16-17 11
18-19 6
20-24 10
25-29 7
30-44 118
45-59 75
60-64 21
65-74 22
75-84 11
85-89 2
90+ 3
Total 422

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 3HQ 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 52
Married 203
Divorced 11
Separated 7
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 286

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 95% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 293
Good 108
Fair 18
Bad 3
Very Bad 0
Total 422

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Tuffnells Way and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 57% 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) 162
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 44
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 24
No GCSEs or Equivalent 9
Other 9
Total 286

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 91% 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 384
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 10
Pakistani 3
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 4
Other Asian 3
Total 422

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 376
Wales 3
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 4
Other 26
Total 422

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 3HQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 387
Republic of Ireland 17
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 8
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 12
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.

Christian 270
No Religion 124
Buddhist 0
Hindu 5
Jewish 5
Muslim 7
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 10
Total 422

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Harpenden North 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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 104
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 51
Self Employed 44
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 21
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 18
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 0
Total 270

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
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 1
Information and Communication 21
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 23
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 37
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 202

Tuffnells Way, Harpenden, AL5 3HQ 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 Tuffnells Way
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 3HQ. 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 3HQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Tuffnells Way, Harpenden, AL5 3HQ. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 1.4 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 3.2 miles
Luton 4.1 miles
St Albans City 5.7 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.9 miles
Leagrave 6.4 miles
Park Street 7.2 miles
Apsley 7.5 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7.6 miles
Welwyn Garden City 7.6 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.7 miles
Welwyn North 7.9 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 8.2 miles
Bricket Wood 8.5 miles
Knebworth 8.6 miles
Kings Langley 8.8 miles
Stevenage 8.9 miles
Berkhamsted 9.1 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 Tuffnells Way, Harpenden, AL5 3HQ. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 12 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Tuffnells Way, Harpenden, AL5 3HQ. The nearest is Wood End School, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wood End School 310 yards
Roundwood Primary School 0.6 miles
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 1 mile
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 1.1 miles
Manland Primary School 1.3 miles
Harpenden Academy 1.3 miles
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 1.6 miles
Sauncey Wood Primary School 1.7 miles
Crabtree Infants' School 1.8 miles
Crabtree Junior School 1.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Tuffnells Way, Harpenden, AL5 3HQ. The nearest is Roundwood Park School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Roundwood Park School 0.6 miles
St George's School 1.1 miles
Sir John Lawes School 1.4 miles
Katherine Warington School 1.5 miles  
Chiltern Academy 3.3 miles  
The Stockwood Park Academy 3.8 miles
Townsend Church of England 4 miles
Ashcroft High School 4.4 miles
St Albans Girls' School 4.4 miles
Bury Park Educational Institute (Al - Hikmah Secondary School) 4.4 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Tuffnells Way, Harpenden, AL5 3HQ. The nearest is THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE, 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 Tuffnells Way, Harpenden, AL5 3HQ. 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 Tuffnells Way, Harpenden, AL5 3HQ. The nearest is Spire Harpenden Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Tuffnells Way, Harpenden, AL5 3HQ. 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 1.4 miles
Redbourn Eyecare 2.1 miles
Direkt Optik 3.8 miles
Allders Opticians 3.8 miles
Elcott Opticians 3.8 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.


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Broadband in AL5 3HQ

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 14 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 208.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 11.3Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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