Area Information for Pickford Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HL

Pickford Hill 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 Pickford Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HL, 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.

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 Pickford Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HL:

Pickford Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HQ
Fulmore Close, Harpenden, AL5 5HN
Pickford Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HJ
Whitings Close, Harpenden, AL5 5HH
Pickford Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HF
Roundfield Avenue, Harpenden, AL5 5BB

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 Pickford Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HL 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 Pickford Hill, 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 7
Semi-Detached 70
Terraced 38
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 118
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Pickford Hill, Harpenden contains a higher than average level of social housing - 32% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 29
Owned with Mortgage 45
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 36
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rent Free 2
Total 118

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 28
Two People 35
Three People 20
Four People 27
Five People 4
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 118

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 35
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 15
Total 86

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 45% male.

Male 140
Female 174
Total 314

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 22
5-7 13
8-9 7
10-14 19
15 7
16-17 10
18-19 11
20-24 16
25-29 13
30-44 66
45-59 70
60-64 13
65-74 22
75-84 17
85-89 6
90+ 2
Total 314

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 5HL 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 76
Married 126
Divorced 22
Separated 7
Widowed 14
Same Sex 1
Total 246

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 153
Good 118
Fair 24
Bad 15
Very Bad 4
Total 314

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) 81
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 53
Other 12
Total 246

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 91% 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 285
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 2
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 2
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 4
Other 1
Total 314

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 272
Wales 2
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 13
Other 15
Total 314

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 5HL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 245
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 24
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 50

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 154
No Religion 115
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 5
Muslim 9
Sikh 2
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 29
Total 314

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Harpenden East ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 101
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 39
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 3
Total 221

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 10
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 160

Pickford Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HL 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 Pickford Hill
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 5HL. 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 5HL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Pickford Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HL. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 1.1 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 4 miles
Luton 5 miles
St Albans City 5.3 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.7 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6 miles
Welwyn North 6.2 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 6.8 miles
Knebworth 6.9 miles
Park Street 7.1 miles
Leagrave 7.5 miles
Stevenage 7.6 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.6 miles
Welham Green 8.3 miles
Bricket Wood 8.5 miles
Apsley 8.5 miles
Hemel Hempstead 8.8 miles
Hitchin 9.2 miles
Brookmans Park 9.3 miles
Kings Langley 9.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 3 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Pickford Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HL. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 12 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Pickford Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HL. The nearest is Sauncey Wood Primary School, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sauncey Wood Primary School < 50 yards
Manland Primary School 0.5 miles
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 0.7 miles
Crabtree Junior School 0.8 miles
Crabtree Infants' School 0.8 miles
High Beeches Primary School 1 mile
Harpenden Academy 1.1 miles
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 1.2 miles
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles
The Grove Junior School 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Pickford Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HL. The nearest is Katherine Warington School, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Katherine Warington School 510 yards  
Sir John Lawes School half a mile
St George's School 0.8 miles
Roundwood Park School 1.6 miles
Townsend Church of England 3.7 miles
St Albans Girls' School 4 miles
Sandringham School 4.1 miles
Chiltern Academy 4.2 miles  
Ashcroft High School 4.8 miles
St Albans High School for Girls 4.9 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Pickford Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HL. The nearest is THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE, approximately 0.9 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 Pickford Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HL. The nearest is Herts Community NHS Trust, approximately 0.9 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 Pickford Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HL. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Pickford Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HL. The nearest is Skye Opticians, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Skye Opticians 1.1 miles
20/20 Eyecare 1.1 miles
Allders Opticians 1.1 miles
Harpenden Eye Centre 1.2 miles
Redbourn Eyecare 3.2 miles
Charrington, Cross, Liversidge & Partners 4.6 miles
Luton Optical Centre 4.8 miles
Direkt Optik 4.8 miles
iCareCentre Opticians 4.8 miles
Elcott Opticians 4.8 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.