Area Information for Saxon Close, Harpenden, AL5 5HT

Saxon Close 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 Saxon Close, Harpenden, AL5 5HT, 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 5HT.

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 Saxon Close, Harpenden, AL5 5HT:

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Northfield Road, Harpenden, AL5 5HZ
Porters Hill, Harpenden, AL5 5HP

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 Saxon Close, Harpenden, AL5 5HT 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 17 property sales in Saxon 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 10
Semi-Detached 57
Terraced 44
Flat (Purpose-Built) 9
Flat (Converted) 2
Caravan/Park/Temporary 12
Total 134
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Saxon Close, 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 35
Owned with Mortgage 43
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 39
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 0
Total 134

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 42
Three People 24
Four People 21
Five People 6
Six People 4
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 134

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 25
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 24
Total 97

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 47% male.

Gender
Male 160
Female 183
Total 343

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 25
5-7 25
8-9 10
10-14 23
15 5
16-17 9
18-19 9
20-24 16
25-29 12
30-44 73
45-59 73
60-64 13
65-74 19
75-84 21
85-89 7
90+ 3
Total 343

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL5 5HT 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 88
Married 107
Divorced 32
Separated 7
Widowed 21
Same Sex 0
Total 255

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.

Health
Very Good 179
Good 118
Fair 32
Bad 10
Very Bad 4
Total 343

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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) 66
Apprenticeship 11
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 55
No GCSEs or Equivalent 52
Other 17
Total 255

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% 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 316
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 2
Other Asian 1
Black African 17
Total 343

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 306
Wales 3
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 6
Other 23
Total 343

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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 5HT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 256
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 14
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 70

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 205
No Religion 101
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 6
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 29
Total 343

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) 36
Self Employed 33
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 4
Total 224

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 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 11
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 15
Total 158

Saxon Close, Harpenden, AL5 5HT 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 Saxon 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 5HT. 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 5HT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Saxon Close, Harpenden, AL5 5HT. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 1.1 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 3.8 miles
Luton 4.8 miles
St Albans City 5.5 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.9 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.2 miles
Welwyn North 6.4 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 7 miles
Knebworth 7.1 miles
Park Street 7.2 miles
Leagrave 7.2 miles
Stevenage 7.6 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.7 miles
Apsley 8.5 miles
Welham Green 8.5 miles
Bricket Wood 8.6 miles
Hemel Hempstead 8.8 miles
Hitchin 9.2 miles
Kings Langley 9.5 miles
Brookmans Park 9.5 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

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

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Saxon Close, Harpenden, AL5 5HT. The nearest is Sauncey Wood Primary School, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sauncey Wood Primary School 420 yards
    
Manland Primary School half a mile
    
The Lea Primary School and Nursery 0.5 miles
    
Crabtree Junior School 0.9 miles
    
Crabtree Infants' School 1 mile
    
Harpenden Academy 1.1 miles
    
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School 1.1 miles
    
High Beeches Primary School 1.1 miles
    
St Dominic Catholic Primary School 1.3 miles
    
Roundwood Primary School 1.5 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Saxon Close, Harpenden, AL5 5HT. The nearest is Katherine Warington School, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Katherine Warington School 380 yards  
Sir John Lawes School 0.5 miles
    
St George's School 0.7 miles
    
Roundwood Park School 1.5 miles
    
Townsend Church of England 3.8 miles
    
Chiltern Academy 3.9 miles  
St Albans Girls' School 4.1 miles
    
Sandringham School 4.3 miles
    
Ashcroft High School 4.6 miles
    
The Stockwood Park Academy 4.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Saxon Close, Harpenden, AL5 5HT. 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.

Name Approximate Distance*
THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE 0.9 miles
Davenport House Surgery 1.1 miles
The Village Surgery 1.3 miles
The Kimpton Surgery 2.5 miles
Village Surgery 2.6 miles
The Lodge Health Partnership 3.2 miles
Parkbury Surgery 3.8 miles
Dr Rajpreet Millan 4.2 miles
Churchfield Medical Centre 4.5 miles
Larkside Practice 4.5 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Saxon Close, Harpenden, AL5 5HT. 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 Saxon Close, Harpenden, AL5 5HT. The nearest is Spire Harpenden Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Saxon Close, Harpenden, AL5 5HT. 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 3.1 miles
Luton Optical Centre 4.6 miles
Direkt Optik 4.6 miles
iCareCentre Opticians 4.6 miles
Elcott Opticians 4.6 miles
Allders Opticians 4.6 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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Average Download Speed 69.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 100Mbps
Average Upload Speed 15.2Mbps
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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