Area Information for Harpenden, AL5 5WA
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in July 2001. 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.
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 Harpenden, AL5 5WA:
|Lyndhurst Drive, Harpenden, AL5 5QW|
|Carisbrooke Road, Harpenden, AL5 5QT|
|Lyndhurst Drive, Harpenden, AL5 5RJ|
|Carisbrooke Road, Harpenden, AL5 5QS|
|Lyndhurst Court, Harpenden, AL5 5RN|
|Lyndhurst Close, Harpenden, AL5 5RL|
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 Harpenden, AL5 5WA 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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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 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 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.
|Owned with Mortgage||53|
|Rented: From Council||1|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||0|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||9|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||54|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||21|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||5|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||5|
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 48% male.
Age Groups Embed This Back to Top
The area around AL5 5WA has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 30% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode AL5 5WA 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.
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 95% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
AL5 5WA and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 62% 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)||143|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||22|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||30|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||14|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||12|
Ethnic Group Embed This
This address (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 97% 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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||2|
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 5WA
|Republic of Ireland||3|
|Europe (including European Union)||10|
|Middle East or Asia||4|
|North America or Caribbean||6|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||7|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||28|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||8|
|Looking After Home or Family||15|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||2|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||4|
|Accommodation and Food||3|
|Information and Communication||13|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||22|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||33|
|Public Administration and Defence||7|
|HealthInc. Social Work||13|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||3|
Harpenden, AL5 5WA 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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near AL5 5WA|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Harpenden and Rural
St Peters Street
Below are the details of the closest services to AL5 5WA. 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 5WA.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Harpenden, AL5 5WA. The nearest railway station is Harpenden, approximately 0.5 miles away.
|Luton Airport Parkway||4.4 miles|
|St Albans City||4.7 miles|
|St Albans Abbey||5.1 miles|
|Welwyn Garden City||6 miles|
|Welwyn North||6.4 miles|
|Park Street||6.4 miles|
|Hatfield (Herts)||6.6 miles|
|How Wood (Hertfordshire)||7 miles|
|Bricket Wood||7.9 miles|
|Welham Green||8 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead||8.3 miles|
|Kings Langley||8.8 miles|
|Brookmans Park||8.9 miles|
|Garston (Hertfordshire)||9.3 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 4 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Harpenden, AL5 5WA. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 11 miles away.
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Harpenden, AL5 5WA. The nearest is Crabtree Junior School, approximately 320 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Crabtree Junior School||320 yards||
|Crabtree Infants' School||360 yards||
|High Beeches Primary School||720 yards||
|Manland Primary School||790 yards||
|Harpenden Academy||0.6 miles||
|St Dominic Catholic Primary School||0.6 miles||
|Sauncey Wood Primary School||0.6 miles||
|The Grove Junior School||0.7 miles||
|St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School||0.7 miles||
|The Grove Infant and Nursery School||0.8 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Harpenden, AL5 5WA. The nearest is Sir John Lawes School, approximately 610 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Sir John Lawes School||610 yards||
|Katherine Warington School||0.6 miles|
|St George's School||0.6 miles||
|Roundwood Park School||1.3 miles||
|Townsend Church of England||3.1 miles||
|St Albans Girls' School||3.4 miles||
|Sandringham School||3.6 miles||
|St Albans High School for Girls||4.3 miles|
|Verulam School||4.5 miles||
|Chiltern Academy||4.5 miles|
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Harpenden, AL5 5WA. The nearest is THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE, approximately 820 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|THE ELMS MEDICAL PRACTICE||820 yards|
|Davenport House Surgery||0.6 miles|
|The Village Surgery||0.8 miles|
|Village Surgery||2.3 miles|
|The Lodge Health Partnership||2.7 miles|
|The Kimpton Surgery||3 miles|
|Parkbury Surgery||3.1 miles|
|Jersey Farm Surgery||3.9 miles|
|The Lodge Health Partnership||4.1 miles|
|Grange Street Surgery||4.2 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Harpenden, AL5 5WA. The nearest is Herts Community NHS Trust, approximately half a mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Herts Community NHS Trust||half a mile|
|Bowers Way Dental Surgery||0.6 miles|
|Mbrace Orthodontics||0.6 miles|
|Bramwell Dental Practice||0.6 miles|
|Harpenden Orthodontics||0.7 miles|
|Southdown Dental Clinic||0.8 miles|
|Wheathampstead Dental Surgery||2.1 miles|
|Marford Road Dental Practice||2.2 miles|
|Redbourn Dental Practice||2.7 miles|
|High Oaks Dental Practice||3.3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Harpenden, AL5 5WA. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately half a mile away.
|Harpenden Memorial Hospital||half a mile|
|Spire Harpenden Hospital||1 mile|
|St Albans City Hospital||4 miles|
|Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital||5.1 miles|
|One Hatfield Hospital||5.6 miles|
|New QEII Hospital||7 miles|
|Qe11 Hospital||7 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead General Hospital||7.2 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead Hospital||7.2 miles|
|L&d Bowel Cancer Screening||7.7 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Harpenden, AL5 5WA. The nearest is 20/20 Eyecare, approximately 0.6 miles away.
|20/20 Eyecare||0.6 miles|
|Allders Opticians||0.6 miles|
|Skye Opticians||0.7 miles|
|Harpenden Eye Centre||0.7 miles|
|Redbourn Eyecare||2.7 miles|
|Charrington, Cross, Liversidge & Partners||4 miles|
|Vision Express||4.5 miles|
|Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care||4.6 miles|
|Boots-St Albans - St Peters St||4.6 miles|
|Boots-St Albans - St Peters St (in Boots UK)||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.