Area Information for Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TU

Station Road 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 Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TU, 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 4TU.

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 Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TU:

Browning Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TS
Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4XE
Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4XF
Browning Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TR
Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TY
Amberley Close, Harpenden, AL5 4TX

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 Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TU 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 9 property sales in Station 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 Station Road, 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 92
Semi-Detached 31
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 125
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

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 66
Owned with Mortgage 50
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 1
Total 123

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 18
Two People 33
Three People 16
Four People 30
Five People 21
Six People 4
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 123

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 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1
Total 91

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 51% male.

Male 199
Female 189
Total 388

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around AL5 4TU has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 31% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 33
5-7 29
8-9 15
10-14 39
15 3
16-17 17
18-19 9
20-24 11
25-29 4
30-44 77
45-59 80
60-64 22
65-74 23
75-84 20
85-89 6
90+ 0
Total 388

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 4TU 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 53
Married 198
Divorced 3
Separated 2
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 269

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 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 270
Good 92
Fair 22
Bad 2
Very Bad 2
Total 388

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Station Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 67% 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) 179
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 13
No GCSEs or Equivalent 7
Other 4
Total 269

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 364
Mixed Ethnicity 16
Chinese 1
Other Asian 1
Black Caribbean 4
Other 2
Total 388

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 321
Wales 11
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 7
Other 34
Total 388

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 4TU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 360
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 17
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 6

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 284
No Religion 69
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 9
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 25
Total 388

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 86
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 33
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 29
Retired 36
Looking After Home or Family 24
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 2
Total 243

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 4
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 14
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 30
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 32
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 152

Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TU 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, 47 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL5 4TU.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 47 crimes committed near Station 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 4TU. 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 4TU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TU. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 620 yards
Luton Airport Parkway 4.3 miles
St Albans City 4.8 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.1 miles
Luton 5.3 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.2 miles
Park Street 6.5 miles
Welwyn North 6.6 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 6.8 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7 miles
Knebworth 7.6 miles
Leagrave 7.7 miles
Apsley 7.8 miles
Bricket Wood 7.9 miles
Hemel Hempstead 8.1 miles
Welham Green 8.1 miles
Stevenage 8.3 miles
Kings Langley 8.7 miles
Brookmans Park 9.1 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 9.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

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

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TU. The nearest is Crabtree Infants' School, approximately 570 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Crabtree Infants' School 570 yards
Crabtree Junior School 570 yards
Manland Primary School 610 yards
Harpenden Academy 620 yards
St Dominic Catholic Primary School half a mile
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 0.5 miles
High Beeches Primary School 0.6 miles
Sauncey Wood Primary School 0.7 miles
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 0.8 miles
The Grove Junior School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TU. The nearest is Sir John Lawes School, approximately 490 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sir John Lawes School 490 yards
St George's School 700 yards
Katherine Warington School 0.6 miles  
Roundwood Park School 1.1 miles
Townsend Church of England 3.1 miles
St Albans Girls' School 3.4 miles
Sandringham School 3.7 miles
St Albans High School for Girls 4.3 miles  
Chiltern Academy 4.4 miles  
Verulam School 4.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TU. The nearest is THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE, approximately 410 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 Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TU. The nearest is Herts Community NHS Trust, approximately 480 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 Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TU. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 480 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TU. The nearest is 20/20 Eyecare, approximately 690 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.