Area Information for Harpenden, AL5 5WA

This postcode 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 Harpenden, AL5 5WA, 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.

Please Note

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.

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 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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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 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 37
Semi-Detached 73
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 117
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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 48
Owned with Mortgage 53
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rent Free 0
Total 113

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 12
Two People 39
Three People 19
Four People 32
Five People 11
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 113

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 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
Total 85

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.

Gender
Male 159
Female 171
Total 330

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.

Age Groups
0-4 39
5-7 21
8-9 8
10-14 23
15 7
16-17 6
18-19 2
20-24 9
25-29 2
30-44 84
45-59 70
60-64 13
65-74 24
75-84 20
85-89 0
90+ 2
Total 330

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.

Relationship Status
Single 36
Married 179
Divorced 11
Separated 2
Widowed 4
Same Sex 0
Total 232

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.

Health
Very Good 205
Good 107
Fair 16
Bad 2
Very Bad 0
Total 330

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
Apprenticeship 7
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
Other 4
Total 232

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.

Ethnic Group
White 319
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 3
Chinese 1
Other Asian 4
Other 1
Total 330

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 284
Wales 5
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 4
Other 26
Total 330

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

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 310
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 7
None 8

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 227
No Religion 78
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 2
Muslim 2
Sikh 2
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 330

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 98
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 210

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 22
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 33
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 156

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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near AL5 5WA
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 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.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harpenden 0.5 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 4.4 miles
St Albans City 4.7 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.1 miles
Luton 5.4 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
Knebworth 7.4 miles
Leagrave 7.8 miles
Bricket Wood 7.9 miles
Apsley 7.9 miles
Welham Green 8 miles
Stevenage 8.1 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.

Nearest Dentists

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.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Harpenden, AL5 5WA. The nearest is Harpenden Memorial Hospital, approximately half a mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Harpenden, AL5 5WA. The nearest is 20/20 Eyecare, approximately 0.6 miles 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.