Area Information for Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, AL5 3LA

Ridgewood Drive 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 Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, AL5 3LA, 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 3LA.

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 Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, AL5 3LA:

Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, AL5 3NL
Ridge Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 3LU
Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3LN
Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, AL5 3LE
Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, AL5 3LF
Ridgewood Gardens, Harpenden, AL5 3NN

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 Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, AL5 3LA 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 2 property sales in Ridgewood Drive 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

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 40
Semi-Detached 34
Terraced 49
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 127
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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 54% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 45
Owned with Mortgage 68
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11
Rent Free 0
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 23
Two People 36
Three People 25
Four People 33
Five People 8
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 47
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
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 49% male.

Gender
Male 166
Female 176
Total 342

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 25
5-7 17
8-9 10
10-14 33
15 4
16-17 13
18-19 6
20-24 5
25-29 7
30-44 77
45-59 72
60-64 23
65-74 25
75-84 19
85-89 4
90+ 2
Total 342

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 3LA 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 42
Married 186
Divorced 12
Separated 3
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 253

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.

Health
Very Good 232
Good 84
Fair 20
Bad 2
Very Bad 4
Total 342

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Ridgewood Drive and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 52% 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) 132
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 35
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 23
No GCSEs or Equivalent 22
Other 8
Total 253

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 312
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 7
Pakistani 8
Other Asian 2
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 1
Total 342

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 282
Wales 7
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 13
Other 29
Total 342

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 3LA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 291
Republic of Ireland 13
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 18

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 202
No Religion 90
Buddhist 3
Hindu 5
Jewish 1
Muslim 10
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 31
Total 342

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) 29
Self Employed 30
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 33
Looking After Home or Family 20
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 5
Total 228

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 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 11
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 32
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 153

Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, AL5 3LA 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 Ridgewood Drive
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 3LA. 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 3LA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, AL5 3LA. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 1.3 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 3.3 miles
Luton 4.2 miles
St Albans City 5.7 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.9 miles
Leagrave 6.5 miles
Park Street 7.2 miles
Welwyn Garden City 7.4 miles
Apsley 7.6 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.7 miles
Welwyn North 7.7 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7.8 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 8 miles
Knebworth 8.4 miles
Bricket Wood 8.5 miles
Stevenage 8.7 miles
Kings Langley 8.8 miles
Berkhamsted 9.2 miles
Welham Green 9.4 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 9.8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, AL5 3LA. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 12 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, AL5 3LA. The nearest is Wood End School, approximately 650 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wood End School 650 yards
    
Roundwood Primary School 0.5 miles
    
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 0.8 miles
    
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 1 mile
    
Manland Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Harpenden Academy 1.2 miles
    
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 1.4 miles
    
Sauncey Wood Primary School 1.5 miles
    
Crabtree Infants' School 1.6 miles
    
Crabtree Junior School 1.6 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, AL5 3LA. The nearest is Roundwood Park School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Roundwood Park School 0.5 miles
    
St George's School 0.9 miles
    
Sir John Lawes School 1.2 miles
    
Katherine Warington School 1.3 miles  
Chiltern Academy 3.3 miles  
Townsend Church of England 3.9 miles
    
The Stockwood Park Academy 3.9 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 4.3 miles
    
Ashcroft High School 4.4 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 Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, AL5 3LA. The nearest is THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE, approximately 1.1 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 Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, AL5 3LA. The nearest is Harpenden Orthodontics, approximately 0.9 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 Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, AL5 3LA. The nearest is Spire Harpenden Hospital, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, AL5 3LA. The nearest is Skye Opticians, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Skye Opticians 1 mile
Harpenden Eye Centre 1.1 miles
20/20 Eyecare 1.2 miles
Allders Opticians 1.2 miles
Redbourn Eyecare 2.2 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.