Area Information for Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3QE

Luton Road in Harpenden is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Redbourn ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3QE, 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 3QE.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Redbourn
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 Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3QE:

The Common, Harpenden, AL5 3NT
Green Lawns Close, Harpenden, AL5 3QD
Derwent Road, Harpenden, AL5 3DR
Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3NG
The Common, Harpenden, AL5 3PD
Kinsbourne Close, Harpenden, AL5 3PB

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 Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3QE 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 30 property sales in Luton Road 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 Luton 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 103
Semi-Detached 31
Terraced 16
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 157
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 54
Owned with Mortgage 61
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 23
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 145

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 19
Two People 59
Three People 25
Four People 26
Five People 13
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 145

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 72
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 113

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 48% male.

Male 196
Female 209
Total 405

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 22
5-7 20
8-9 8
10-14 32
15 8
16-17 18
18-19 11
20-24 18
25-29 5
30-44 84
45-59 97
60-64 35
65-74 24
75-84 20
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 405

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 3QE 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 71
Married 213
Divorced 17
Separated 3
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 315

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.

Very Good 258
Good 123
Fair 19
Bad 4
Very Bad 1
Total 405

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Luton Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 56% 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) 175
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 38
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 50
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 19
No GCSEs or Equivalent 22
Other 7
Total 315

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Luton 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 96% 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 387
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 4
Chinese 4
Other Asian 3
Black African 2
Other 1
Total 405

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 342
Wales 2
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 12
Other 35
Total 405

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 3QE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 357
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 9
North America or Caribbean 15
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 16

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 260
No Religion 102
Buddhist 1
Hindu 1
Jewish 7
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 31
Total 405

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Redbourn ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% 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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 107
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 52
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 33
Retired 32
Looking After Home or Family 19
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 4
Total 292

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 6
Manufacturing 9
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 11
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 31
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 32
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 204

Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3QE 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 Luton Road
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 3QE. 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 3QE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3QE. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 1.9 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 2.8 miles
Luton 3.7 miles
Leagrave 5.9 miles
St Albans City 6.2 miles
St Albans Abbey 6.3 miles
Park Street 7.6 miles
Apsley 7.7 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7.7 miles
Welwyn Garden City 8.1 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 8.1 miles
Welwyn North 8.3 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 8.7 miles
Knebworth 8.8 miles
Bricket Wood 8.9 miles
Berkhamsted 8.9 miles
Stevenage 9 miles
Kings Langley 9 miles
Hitchin 9.8 miles
Welham Green 11 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 2 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3QE. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 12 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Watford Junction Overground Station 12 miles
Watford Tube Station 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3QE. The nearest is Wood End School, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wood End School 780 yards
Roundwood Primary School 1.1 miles
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 1.4 miles
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 1.6 miles
Manland Primary School 1.7 miles
Harpenden Academy 1.8 miles
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 2.1 miles
Sauncey Wood Primary School 2.1 miles
Crabtree Infants' School 2.2 miles
Crabtree Junior School 2.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3QE. The nearest is Roundwood Park School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Roundwood Park School 1 mile
St George's School 1.5 miles
Sir John Lawes School 1.8 miles
Katherine Warington School 1.8 miles  
Chiltern Academy 2.9 miles  
The Stockwood Park Academy 3.3 miles
Bury Park Educational Institute (Al - Hikmah Secondary School) 4 miles  
Ashcroft High School 4.1 miles
Denbigh High School 4.4 miles
Townsend Church of England 4.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3QE. The nearest is THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE, approximately 1.7 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 Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3QE. The nearest is Harpenden Orthodontics, approximately 1.5 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 Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3QE. The nearest is Spire Harpenden Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3QE. The nearest is Skye Opticians, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Skye Opticians 1.6 miles
Harpenden Eye Centre 1.7 miles
20/20 Eyecare 1.8 miles
Allders Opticians 1.8 miles
Redbourn Eyecare 2.3 miles
Direkt Optik 3.4 miles
Allders Opticians 3.4 miles
Elcott Opticians 3.4 miles
iCareCentre Opticians 3.4 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.4 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 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 18 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 51.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 13.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast 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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