Area Information for Highfield Oval, Harpenden, AL5 4FB

Highfield Oval 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 Highfield Oval, Harpenden, AL5 4FB, 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.

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 Highfield Oval, Harpenden, AL5 4FB:

Ambrose Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4BU
Ambrose Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4DG
Lambourn Gardens, Harpenden, AL5 4DQ
Hillside Road, Harpenden, AL5 4BT
Hillside Road, Harpenden, AL5 4BS
Clarence Road, Harpenden, AL5 4AH

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 Highfield Oval, Harpenden, AL5 4FB 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 Highfield Oval, Harpenden consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 34
Semi-Detached 29
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 70
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 140
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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 78
Owned with Mortgage 35
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 3
Total 134

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 60
Two People 30
Three People 17
Four People 22
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 134

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 39
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 12
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
Total 62

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Harpenden North ward however contains significantly more women than average (58%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 120
Female 165
Total 285

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 11
5-7 14
8-9 9
10-14 22
15 4
16-17 7
18-19 4
20-24 9
25-29 13
30-44 36
45-59 56
60-64 11
65-74 24
75-84 25
85-89 19
90+ 21
Total 285

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 4FB 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 53
Married 115
Divorced 12
Separated 5
Widowed 40
Same Sex 0
Total 225

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.

Health
Very Good 137
Good 99
Fair 36
Bad 8
Very Bad 5
Total 285

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) 108
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 17
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 23
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 51
Other 9
Total 225

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 267
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Pakistani 3
Chinese 2
Black African 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 4
Total 285

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 6
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 9
European Union 13
Other 20
Total 285

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 4FB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 211
Republic of Ireland 11
Europe (including European Union) 17
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 44

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 219
No Religion 56
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 3
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 4
Total 285

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Harpenden North 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 63
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 3
Total 160

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 4
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 23
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 112

Highfield Oval, Harpenden, AL5 4FB 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 Highfield Oval
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 4FB. 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 4FB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Highfield Oval, Harpenden, AL5 4FB. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 0.9 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 3.6 miles
Luton 4.5 miles
St Albans City 5.4 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.7 miles
Leagrave 6.9 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.9 miles
Park Street 7 miles
Welwyn North 7.2 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.5 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 7.6 miles
Apsley 7.8 miles
Knebworth 8 miles
Hemel Hempstead 8 miles
Bricket Wood 8.3 miles
Stevenage 8.4 miles
Kings Langley 8.9 miles
Welham Green 8.9 miles
Berkhamsted 9.6 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 9.7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Highfield Oval, Harpenden, AL5 4FB. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 12 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Highfield Oval, Harpenden, AL5 4FB. The nearest is The Lea Primary School and Nursery, approximately 730 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 730 yards
    
Manland Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Roundwood Primary School 0.6 miles
    
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Harpenden Academy 0.8 miles
    
Wood End School 0.9 miles
    
Sauncey Wood Primary School 1 mile
    
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Crabtree Infants' School 1.1 miles
    
Crabtree Junior School 1.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Highfield Oval, Harpenden, AL5 4FB. The nearest is St George's School, approximately 710 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St George's School 710 yards
    
Roundwood Park School 0.6 miles
    
Sir John Lawes School 0.7 miles
    
Katherine Warington School 0.8 miles  
Townsend Church of England 3.7 miles
    
Chiltern Academy 3.7 miles  
St Albans Girls' School 4 miles
    
The Stockwood Park Academy 4.4 miles
    
Sandringham School 4.4 miles
    
Ashcroft High School 4.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Highfield Oval, Harpenden, AL5 4FB. The nearest is THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE, approximately 0.6 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 Highfield Oval, Harpenden, AL5 4FB. The nearest is Harpenden Orthodontics, approximately 0.6 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 Highfield Oval, Harpenden, AL5 4FB. The nearest is Spire Harpenden Hospital, approximately 300 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Highfield Oval, Harpenden, AL5 4FB. The nearest is Skye Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Skye Opticians 0.6 miles
Harpenden Eye Centre 0.7 miles
20/20 Eyecare 0.8 miles
Allders Opticians 0.8 miles
Redbourn Eyecare 2.4 miles
Direkt Optik 4.3 miles
Allders Opticians 4.3 miles
Elcott Opticians 4.3 miles
Luton Optical Centre 4.3 miles
iCareCentre Opticians 4.3 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.