Area Information for Moorland Road, Harpenden, AL5 4LE

Moorland 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 Moorland Road, Harpenden, AL5 4LE, 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 4LE.

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 Moorland Road, Harpenden, AL5 4LE:

Springfield Crescent, Harpenden, AL5 4LF
Highmoor, Harpenden, AL5 4LQ
Springfield Crescent, Harpenden, AL5 4LJ
Springfield Crescent, Harpenden, AL5 4LH
Springfield Crescent, Harpenden, AL5 4LG
Rye Hill, Harpenden, AL5 4LB

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 Moorland Road, Harpenden, AL5 4LE 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 3 property sales in Moorland 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 Moorland 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 9
Semi-Detached 99
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 119
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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 56
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rent Free 0
Total 119

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 32
Two People 42
Three People 19
Four People 20
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 119

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 33
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
Total 78

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 141
Female 143
Total 284

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 14
5-7 6
8-9 8
10-14 19
15 6
16-17 12
18-19 1
20-24 11
25-29 6
30-44 48
45-59 66
60-64 25
65-74 37
75-84 21
85-89 2
90+ 2
Total 284

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 4LE 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 50
Married 141
Divorced 22
Separated 4
Widowed 14
Same Sex 0
Total 231

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 149
Good 88
Fair 32
Bad 15
Very Bad 0
Total 284

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 13
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 26
Other 15
Total 231

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% 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 263
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 1
Pakistani 4
Chinese 1
Black Caribbean 1
Other 2
Total 284

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 249
Wales 5
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 9
Other 9
Total 284

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 4LE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 242
Republic of Ireland 8
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 24

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 178
No Religion 70
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 3
Muslim 6
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 23
Total 284

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Harpenden North ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 82
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 43
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 5
Total 206

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 5
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 1
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 20
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 129

Moorland Road, Harpenden, AL5 4LE 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 October 2020, 12 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL5 4LE.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 12 crimes committed near Moorland Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Harpenden and Rural
Civic Centre
St Peters Street
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to AL5 4LE. 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 4LE.

Nearest Railway Stations

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

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 1 mile
Luton Airport Parkway 3.5 miles
Luton 4.4 miles
St Albans City 5.6 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.9 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.7 miles
Leagrave 6.9 miles
Welwyn North 6.9 miles
Park Street 7.3 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 7.5 miles
Knebworth 7.6 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.8 miles
Stevenage 8 miles
Apsley 8.2 miles
Hemel Hempstead 8.4 miles
Bricket Wood 8.6 miles
Welham Green 8.9 miles
Kings Langley 9.3 miles
Hitchin 9.4 miles
Brookmans Park 9.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

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

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Moorland Road, Harpenden, AL5 4LE. The nearest is The Lea Primary School and Nursery, approximately 90 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 90 yards
Manland Primary School 0.5 miles
Sauncey Wood Primary School 0.7 miles
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 0.9 miles
Harpenden Academy 1 mile
Roundwood Primary School 1 mile
Crabtree Junior School 1.1 miles
Crabtree Infants' School 1.1 miles
Wood End School 1.2 miles
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Moorland Road, Harpenden, AL5 4LE. The nearest is Katherine Warington School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Katherine Warington School half a mile  
St George's School 0.5 miles
Sir John Lawes School 0.6 miles
Roundwood Park School 1.1 miles
Chiltern Academy 3.6 miles  
Townsend Church of England 3.9 miles
St Albans Girls' School 4.2 miles
Ashcroft High School 4.4 miles
The Stockwood Park Academy 4.4 miles
Sandringham School 4.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Moorland Road, Harpenden, AL5 4LE. The nearest is THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE, approximately 0.8 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 Moorland Road, Harpenden, AL5 4LE. The nearest is Herts Community NHS Trust, approximately 0.8 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 Moorland Road, Harpenden, AL5 4LE. The nearest is Spire Harpenden Hospital, approximately 540 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Moorland Road, Harpenden, AL5 4LE. 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 1.1 miles
Redbourn Eyecare 2.8 miles
Direkt Optik 4.2 miles
Luton Optical Centre 4.2 miles
Elcott Opticians 4.2 miles
iCareCentre Opticians 4.2 miles
Allders Opticians 4.2 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.