Area Information for Sun Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4EX

Sun Lane in Harpenden is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Harpenden West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address Sun Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4EX, 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 4EX.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Harpenden West
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 Sun Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4EX:

Hales Meadow, Harpenden, AL5 4JB
Hitherfield Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4JD
Tennyson Road, Harpenden, AL5 4BE
Sun Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4GJ
Sun Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4EU
Lodge Gardens, Harpenden, AL5 4JE

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 Sun Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4EX 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 Sun Lane 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 48
Semi-Detached 13
Terraced 13
Flat (Purpose-Built) 52
Flat (Converted) 5
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 132
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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 87
Owned with Mortgage 26
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rent Free 2
Total 127

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 54
Two People 35
Three People 5
Four People 20
Five People 12
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 127

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 4
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2
Total 54

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 44% male.

Male 125
Female 161
Total 286

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 19
8-9 7
10-14 12
15 4
16-17 3
18-19 1
20-24 5
25-29 9
30-44 48
45-59 41
60-64 11
65-74 37
75-84 41
85-89 20
90+ 5
Total 286

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 4EX 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 30
Married 135
Divorced 10
Separated 3
Widowed 43
Same Sex 0
Total 221

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 165
Good 83
Fair 31
Bad 4
Very Bad 3
Total 286

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Sun Lane 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) 134
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 22
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 10
No GCSEs or Equivalent 29
Other 5
Total 221

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Sun Lane, 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 97% 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 277
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 1
Pakistani 1
Chinese 5
Other 1
Total 286

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 233
Wales 8
Scotland 14
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 6
Other 21
Total 286

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 4EX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 250
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
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 221
No Religion 37
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 6
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 19
Total 286

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Harpenden West ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 17% 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 57
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 30
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 1
Total 155

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 8
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 8
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 16
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 102

Sun Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4EX 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 Sun Lane
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 4EX. 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 4EX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Sun Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4EX. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 780 yards
Luton Airport Parkway 4 miles
Luton 4.9 miles
St Albans City 5 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.3 miles
Park Street 6.6 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.6 miles
Welwyn North 7 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.1 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 7.2 miles
Leagrave 7.3 miles
Apsley 7.6 miles
Knebworth 7.9 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7.9 miles
Bricket Wood 8 miles
Stevenage 8.5 miles
Welham Green 8.5 miles
Kings Langley 8.7 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 9.3 miles
Brookmans Park 9.5 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 4 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Sun Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4EX. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 11 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Sun Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4EX. The nearest is St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School, approximately 490 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 490 yards
Harpenden Academy 630 yards
Manland Primary School 700 yards
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 0.6 miles
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Roundwood Primary School 0.7 miles
Crabtree Infants' School 0.7 miles
Crabtree Junior School 0.7 miles
Sauncey Wood Primary School 0.9 miles
High Beeches Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Sun Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4EX. The nearest is St George's School, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St George's School 270 yards
Sir John Lawes School 790 yards
Katherine Warington School 0.7 miles  
Roundwood Park School 0.7 miles
Townsend Church of England 3.3 miles
St Albans Girls' School 3.6 miles
Sandringham School 4 miles
Chiltern Academy 4.1 miles  
St Albans High School for Girls 4.5 miles  
The Stockwood Park Academy 4.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Sun Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4EX. The nearest is THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE, approximately 380 yards 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 Sun Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4EX. The nearest is Herts Community NHS Trust, approximately 310 yards 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 Sun Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4EX. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 310 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Sun Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4EX. The nearest is Skye Opticians, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Skye Opticians 440 yards
Harpenden Eye Centre 620 yards
20/20 Eyecare 710 yards
Allders Opticians 750 yards
Redbourn Eyecare 2.3 miles
Charrington, Cross, Liversidge & Partners 4.4 miles
Direkt Optik 4.7 miles
Allders Opticians 4.7 miles
Elcott Opticians 4.7 miles
Luton Optical Centre 4.7 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.