Area Information for Stonemason Close, Harpenden, AL5 4GB

Stonemason Close 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 Stonemason Close, Harpenden, AL5 4GB, 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 4GB.

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 Stonemason Close, Harpenden, AL5 4GB:

Dell Close, Harpenden, AL5 4HP
Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4HW
Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4GA
Ancaster Close, Harpenden, AL5 4FL
Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4HR
Westfield Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 4HN

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 Stonemason Close, Harpenden, AL5 4GB 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 12 property sales in Stonemason Close 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 27
Semi-Detached 34
Terraced 48
Flat (Purpose-Built) 23
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 136
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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 56
Owned with Mortgage 51
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 20
Rent Free 4
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 37
Two People 48
Three People 12
Four People 30
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 1
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 55
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2
Total 100

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 47% male.

Male 232
Female 262
Total 494

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 53
5-7 20
8-9 10
10-14 35
15 5
16-17 19
18-19 10
20-24 37
25-29 30
30-44 121
45-59 79
60-64 22
65-74 23
75-84 19
85-89 6
90+ 5
Total 494

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 4GB 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 128
Married 194
Divorced 25
Separated 3
Widowed 19
Same Sex 2
Total 371

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 323
Good 141
Fair 23
Bad 3
Very Bad 4
Total 494

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Stonemason Close and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 51% 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) 188
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 56
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 44
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 24
No GCSEs or Equivalent 19
Other 38
Total 371

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 89% 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 441
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Pakistani 1
Chinese 4
Other Asian 8
Black African 21
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 8
Total 494

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Stonemason Close, Harpenden), 68% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 335
Wales 15
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 16
Other 116
Total 494

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 4GB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 383
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 35
Middle East or Asia 11
North America or Caribbean 46
Central America 0
South America 20
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
None 9

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 365
No Religion 98
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 3
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 24
Total 494

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 - 29% 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 108
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 100
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 36
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 15
Total 341

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 8
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 34
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 37
HealthInc. Social Work 29
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 59
Total 251

Stonemason Close, Harpenden, AL5 4GB 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 Stonemason Close
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 4GB. 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 4GB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Stonemason Close, Harpenden, AL5 4GB. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 0.8 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 3.7 miles
Luton 4.7 miles
St Albans City 5.3 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.6 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.6 miles
Welwyn North 6.9 miles
Park Street 7 miles
Leagrave 7.1 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 7.3 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.5 miles
Knebworth 7.7 miles
Apsley 7.9 miles
Stevenage 8.2 miles
Hemel Hempstead 8.2 miles
Bricket Wood 8.3 miles
Welham Green 8.7 miles
Kings Langley 9 miles
Hitchin 9.6 miles
Brookmans Park 9.7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

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

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Stonemason Close, Harpenden, AL5 4GB. The nearest is The Lea Primary School and Nursery, approximately 450 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 450 yards
Manland Primary School 540 yards
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 0.6 miles
Harpenden Academy 0.7 miles
Sauncey Wood Primary School 0.7 miles
Roundwood Primary School 0.8 miles
Crabtree Junior School 0.9 miles
Crabtree Infants' School 0.9 miles
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 1 mile
High Beeches Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Stonemason Close, Harpenden, AL5 4GB. The nearest is St George's School, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St George's School 410 yards
Sir John Lawes School 720 yards
Katherine Warington School 810 yards  
Roundwood Park School 0.9 miles
Townsend Church of England 3.6 miles
Chiltern Academy 3.8 miles  
St Albans Girls' School 3.9 miles
Sandringham School 4.3 miles
The Stockwood Park Academy 4.6 miles
Ashcroft High School 4.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Stonemason Close, Harpenden, AL5 4GB. The nearest is THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE, approximately 850 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 Stonemason Close, Harpenden, AL5 4GB. The nearest is Herts Community NHS Trust, approximately 810 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 Stonemason Close, Harpenden, AL5 4GB. The nearest is Spire Harpenden Hospital, approximately 560 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Stonemason Close, Harpenden, AL5 4GB. 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 0.7 miles
Allders Opticians 0.8 miles
Redbourn Eyecare 2.6 miles
Direkt Optik 4.4 miles
Luton Optical Centre 4.5 miles
Elcott Opticians 4.5 miles
Allders Opticians 4.5 miles
iCareCentre Opticians 4.5 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.