Area Information for Harpenden, AL5 3QG

This postcode in Harpenden is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Caddington ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Luton South. This page combines information for the address Harpenden, AL5 3QG, 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 December 1990. 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 Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority Central Bedfordshire
Ward Caddington
Constituency Luton South
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 3QG:

New Fiddlers Hill, Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3QF
Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3QE
Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3NG
Green Lawns Close, Harpenden, AL5 3QD
Luton Road, Harpenden, AL5 3NF
The Common, Harpenden, AL5 3NT

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 3QG 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 semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 56
Semi-Detached 80
Terraced 21
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 157
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Harpenden contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 39% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 28
Owned with Mortgage 48
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 54
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 8
Total 150

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 38
Two People 57
Three People 27
Four People 14
Five People 9
Six People 4
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 150

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 32
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 46
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 16
Total 115

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 Luton South constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 200
Female 192
Total 392

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 23
5-7 11
8-9 9
10-14 17
15 4
16-17 11
18-19 11
20-24 20
25-29 20
30-44 87
45-59 90
60-64 33
65-74 41
75-84 12
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 392

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 3QG 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 100
Married 171
Divorced 27
Separated 13
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 328

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.

Very Good 212
Good 124
Fair 41
Bad 12
Very Bad 3
Total 392

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

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) 97
Apprenticeship 15
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 54
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 49
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 60
Other 11
Total 328

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 369
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 1
Pakistani 2
Chinese 1
Other Asian 5
Black African 8
Black Caribbean 2
Total 392

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 333
Wales 2
Scotland 14
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 15
Other 25
Total 392

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 3QG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 311
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 19
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
None 57

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 242
No Religion 112
Buddhist 2
Hindu 2
Jewish 1
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 30
Total 392

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Caddington ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 15% 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 150
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 48
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 39
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 4
Total 313

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 10
Manufacturing 13
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 16
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 14
Accommodation and Food 23
Information and Communication 11
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 231

Harpenden, AL5 3QG is within the Dunstable & Rural policing neighbourhood, under the Bedfordshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Below are the details of the closest services to AL5 3QG. 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 3QG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Harpenden, AL5 3QG. 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 3.6 miles
Leagrave 5.9 miles
St Albans City 6.2 miles
St Albans Abbey 6.4 miles
Park Street 7.7 miles
Apsley 7.7 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7.8 miles
Welwyn Garden City 8 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 8.2 miles
Welwyn North 8.3 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 8.7 miles
Knebworth 8.7 miles
Bricket Wood 8.9 miles
Stevenage 8.9 miles
Berkhamsted 9 miles
Kings Langley 9.1 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 Harpenden, AL5 3QG. 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 Harpenden, AL5 3QG. The nearest is Wood End School, approximately 850 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wood End School 850 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 Harpenden, AL5 3QG. The nearest is Roundwood Park School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Roundwood Park School 1.1 miles
St George's School 1.5 miles
Sir John Lawes School 1.8 miles
Katherine Warington School 1.8 miles  
Chiltern Academy 2.8 miles  
The Stockwood Park Academy 3.3 miles
Bury Park Educational Institute (Al - Hikmah Secondary School) 4 miles  
Ashcroft High School 4 miles
Denbigh High School 4.4 miles
Townsend Church of England 4.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Harpenden, AL5 3QG. 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 Harpenden, AL5 3QG. The nearest is Harpenden Orthodontics, approximately 1.6 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 Harpenden, AL5 3QG. The nearest is Spire Harpenden Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Harpenden, AL5 3QG. 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 2.4 miles
Direkt Optik 3.3 miles
Allders Opticians 3.3 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.