Area Information for Chaucer Close, Harpenden, AL5 4NP

Chaucer Close 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 Chaucer Close, Harpenden, AL5 4NP, 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 4NP.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in February 2011. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

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 Chaucer Close, Harpenden, AL5 4NP:

Betjeman Close, Cowper Road, Harpenden, AL5 4XH
Arden Grove, Harpenden, AL5 4SL
Arden Grove, Harpenden, AL5 4FQ
Arden Grove, Harpenden, AL5 4SJ
Station Approach, Harpenden, AL5 4SP
Kipling Way, Harpenden, AL5 4XG

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 Chaucer Close, Harpenden, AL5 4NP 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 Chaucer 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

The area containing Chaucer Close, Harpenden consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 77
Semi-Detached 51
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 131
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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 69
Owned with Mortgage 50
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 130

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 20
Two People 45
Three People 19
Four People 34
Five People 12
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 130

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 66
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4
Total 96

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 49% male.

Gender
Male 179
Female 184
Total 363

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around AL5 4NP has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 29% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 31
5-7 20
8-9 18
10-14 32
15 3
16-17 11
18-19 1
20-24 3
25-29 6
30-44 77
45-59 79
60-64 28
65-74 28
75-84 20
85-89 3
90+ 3
Total 363

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 4NP 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 39
Married 200
Divorced 8
Separated 4
Widowed 8
Same Sex 0
Total 259

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 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 243
Good 91
Fair 21
Bad 6
Very Bad 2
Total 363

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Chaucer Close and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 66% 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) 172
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 11
No GCSEs or Equivalent 15
Other 4
Total 259

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Chaucer Close, 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 99% 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 358
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 1
Total 363

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 308
Wales 5
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 8
Other 23
Total 363

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 4NP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 329
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 12
None 12

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 261
No Religion 70
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 29
Total 363

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 - 16% 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 81
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 38
Self Employed 37
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 33
Looking After Home or Family 19
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 7
Total 233

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 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 1
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 17
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 35
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 24
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 157

Chaucer Close, Harpenden, AL5 4NP 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, 40 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL5 4NP.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 40 crimes committed near Chaucer Close
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 4NP. 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 4NP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Chaucer Close, Harpenden, AL5 4NP. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 680 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 680 yards
St Albans City 4.3 miles
St Albans Abbey 4.6 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 4.8 miles
Luton 5.7 miles
Park Street 6 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.1 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 6.4 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 6.5 miles
Welwyn North 6.6 miles
Bricket Wood 7.4 miles
Apsley 7.4 miles
Knebworth 7.7 miles
Welham Green 7.7 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7.9 miles
Leagrave 8.1 miles
Kings Langley 8.3 miles
Stevenage 8.6 miles
Brookmans Park 8.7 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 8.8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 5 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Chaucer Close, Harpenden, AL5 4NP. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 11 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Chaucer Close, Harpenden, AL5 4NP. The nearest is St Dominic Catholic Primary School, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 470 yards
    
Crabtree Infants' School 580 yards
    
Crabtree Junior School 650 yards
    
High Beeches Primary School 660 yards
    
The Grove Junior School 670 yards
    
The Grove Infant and Nursery School 750 yards
    
Harpenden Academy 830 yards
    
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Manland Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Sauncey Wood Primary School 1.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Chaucer Close, Harpenden, AL5 4NP. The nearest is Sir John Lawes School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sir John Lawes School 0.8 miles
    
St George's School 0.8 miles
    
Katherine Warington School 1.1 miles  
Roundwood Park School 1.3 miles
    
Townsend Church of England 2.6 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 2.9 miles
    
Sandringham School 3.2 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 3.8 miles  
Verulam School 4.1 miles
    
Loreto College 4.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Chaucer Close, Harpenden, AL5 4NP. The nearest is Davenport House Surgery, approximately 0.5 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 Chaucer Close, Harpenden, AL5 4NP. The nearest is Southdown Dental Clinic, approximately 600 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 Chaucer Close, Harpenden, AL5 4NP. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Chaucer Close, Harpenden, AL5 4NP. The nearest is Allders Opticians, approximately 770 yards away.

* 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.