Area Information for Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4JZ

Westfield Road 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 Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4JZ, 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 4JZ.

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 Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4JZ:

Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4JY
Rye Close, Harpenden, AL5 4LD
Westfield Drive, Harpenden, AL5 4LR
Robin Court, Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4UH
Westfield Place, Harpenden, AL5 4LS
Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4JX

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 Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4JZ 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 7 property sales in Westfield 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 Westfield Road, 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 10
Semi-Detached 86
Terraced 32
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 132
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Westfield Road, Harpenden contains a higher than average level of social housing - 35% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 26
Owned with Mortgage 51
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 44
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rent Free 0
Total 125

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 41
Three People 19
Four People 28
Five People 14
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 125

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 43
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 98

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 50% male.

Male 183
Female 181
Total 364

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around AL5 4JZ has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 28% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 28
5-7 13
8-9 15
10-14 33
15 12
16-17 11
18-19 13
20-24 22
25-29 18
30-44 88
45-59 64
60-64 12
65-74 19
75-84 15
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 364

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 4JZ 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 86
Married 141
Divorced 19
Separated 6
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 263

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 208
Good 116
Fair 31
Bad 8
Very Bad 1
Total 364

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) 102
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 46
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 36
No GCSEs or Equivalent 34
Other 8
Total 263

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 82% 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 300
Mixed Ethnicity 22
Indian 5
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 1
Other Asian 6
Black African 17
Black Caribbean 2
Other 1
Total 364

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 327
Wales 4
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 6
Other 24
Total 364

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 4JZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 317
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 34

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 236
No Religion 78
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 15
Sikh 3
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 27
Total 364

Economic Activity Embed This

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 110
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 28
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 4
Total 247

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 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 22
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 179

Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4JZ 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. In February 2021, 28 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL5 4JZ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 28 crimes committed near Westfield 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 4JZ. 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 4JZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4JZ. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 1 mile
Luton Airport Parkway 3.6 miles
Luton 4.6 miles
St Albans City 5.5 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.8 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.6 miles
Welwyn North 6.8 miles
Leagrave 7 miles
Park Street 7.2 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 7.3 miles
Knebworth 7.5 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.7 miles
Stevenage 7.9 miles
Apsley 8.2 miles
Hemel Hempstead 8.5 miles
Bricket Wood 8.6 miles
Welham Green 8.8 miles
Kings Langley 9.3 miles
Hitchin 9.4 miles
Brookmans Park 9.8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

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

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4JZ. The nearest is The Lea Primary School and Nursery, approximately 190 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 190 yards
Manland Primary School 710 yards
Sauncey Wood Primary School 0.6 miles
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 0.9 miles
Harpenden Academy 0.9 miles
Crabtree Junior School 1 mile
Crabtree Infants' School 1 mile
Roundwood Primary School 1.1 miles
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles
High Beeches Primary School 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4JZ. The nearest is Katherine Warington School, approximately 640 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Katherine Warington School 640 yards  
St George's School 840 yards
Sir John Lawes School half a mile
Roundwood Park School 1.1 miles
Chiltern Academy 3.7 miles  
Townsend VA Church of England 3.8 miles  
St Albans Girls' School 4.1 miles
Luton Pentecostal Church Christian Academy 4.3 miles  
Sandringham School 4.4 miles
Ashcroft High School 4.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4JZ. The nearest is THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE, approximately 0.7 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 Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4JZ. The nearest is Herts Community NHS Trust, approximately 0.7 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 Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4JZ. The nearest is Spire Harpenden Hospital, approximately 710 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Westfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 4JZ. The nearest is Skye Opticians, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Skye Opticians 0.9 miles
Harpenden Eye Centre 1 mile
20/20 Eyecare 1 mile
Allders Opticians 1 mile
Redbourn Eyecare 2.8 miles
Direkt Optik 4.3 miles
Luton Optical Centre 4.3 miles
iCareCentre Opticians 4.3 miles
Elcott Opticians 4.3 miles
Allders Opticians 4.4 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 in AL5 4JZ

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

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 30 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 155.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 1000Mbps
Average Upload Speed 10.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 34Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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