Area Information for Sauncey Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 4QN

Sauncey Avenue in Harpenden is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Harpenden East ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address Sauncey Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 4QN, 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 4QN.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Harpenden East
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 Sauncey Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 4QN:

Sauncey Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 4QL
Sauncey Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 4QW
Ox Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4PH
Ox Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4PJ
Malbec Close, Harpenden, AL5 4FF
Clarendon Road, Harpenden, AL5 4NS

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 Sauncey Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 4QN 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 4 property sales in Sauncey Avenue 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 Sauncey Avenue, 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 93
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 18
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 134
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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 65
Owned with Mortgage 44
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 10
Total 132

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 35
Two People 31
Three People 18
Four People 38
Five People 9
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 132

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 60
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
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.

Male 233
Female 245
Total 478

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around AL5 4QN has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 35% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 30
5-7 16
8-9 8
10-14 80
15 32
16-17 50
18-19 25
20-24 8
25-29 7
30-44 63
45-59 83
60-64 21
65-74 26
75-84 22
85-89 7
90+ 0
Total 478

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 4QN 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 101
Married 175
Divorced 18
Separated 2
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 312

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.

Very Good 298
Good 141
Fair 32
Bad 4
Very Bad 3
Total 478

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Sauncey Avenue and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 55% 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 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 60
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 19
Other 8
Total 312

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 83% 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 396
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Indian 6
Chinese 21
Other Asian 1
Black African 28
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 5
Total 478

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 382
Wales 4
Scotland 12
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 11
Other 58
Total 478

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to AL5 4QN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 440
Republic of Ireland 14
Europe (including European Union) 14
African Countries 28
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
None 10

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 328
No Religion 111
Buddhist 1
Hindu 2
Jewish 1
Muslim 3
Sikh 2
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 27
Total 478

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Harpenden East ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 28% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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) 36
Self Employed 30
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 79
Retired 26
Looking After Home or Family 22
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 283

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 16
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 20
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 32
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 32
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 161

Sauncey Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 4QN 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 Sauncey Avenue
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 4QN. 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 4QN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Sauncey Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 4QN. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 0.6 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 3.9 miles
Luton 4.9 miles
St Albans City 5.2 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.5 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.4 miles
Welwyn North 6.7 miles
Park Street 6.8 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 7.1 miles
Leagrave 7.3 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.4 miles
Knebworth 7.5 miles
Apsley 8 miles
Stevenage 8.1 miles
Bricket Wood 8.2 miles
Hemel Hempstead 8.3 miles
Welham Green 8.5 miles
Kings Langley 9 miles
Brookmans Park 9.4 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 9.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

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

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Sauncey Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 4QN. The nearest is Manland Primary School, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Manland Primary School 140 yards
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 710 yards
Sauncey Wood Primary School 0.6 miles
Harpenden Academy 0.6 miles
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 0.6 miles
Crabtree Junior School 0.7 miles
Crabtree Infants' School 0.7 miles
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
High Beeches Primary School 0.9 miles
Roundwood Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Sauncey Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 4QN. The nearest is Sir John Lawes School, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sir John Lawes School 320 yards
St George's School 380 yards
Katherine Warington School 560 yards  
Roundwood Park School 1 mile
Townsend Church of England 3.5 miles
St Albans Girls' School 3.8 miles
Chiltern Academy 4 miles  
Sandringham School 4.1 miles
St Albans High School for Girls 4.7 miles  
The Stockwood Park Academy 4.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Sauncey Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 4QN. The nearest is THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE, approximately 660 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 Sauncey Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 4QN. The nearest is Herts Community NHS Trust, approximately 670 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 Sauncey Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 4QN. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 670 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Sauncey Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 4QN. The nearest is Skye Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Skye Opticians 0.6 miles
20/20 Eyecare 0.6 miles
Harpenden Eye Centre 0.7 miles
Allders Opticians 0.7 miles
Redbourn Eyecare 2.6 miles
Charrington, Cross, Liversidge & Partners 4.5 miles
Direkt Optik 4.6 miles
Luton Optical Centre 4.7 miles
Elcott Opticians 4.7 miles
iCareCentre Opticians 4.7 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 4QN

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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 5 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 105.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 20Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
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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