Area Information for Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AJ

Digswell Hill in Welwyn is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Handside ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Welwyn Hatfield. This page combines information for the address Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AL6 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 Welwyn Hatfield
Ward Handside
Constituency Welwyn Hatfield
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 Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AJ:

Ayot Green, Ayot St. Peter, Welwyn, AL6 9AB
Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AH
Ayot St. Peter, Welwyn, AL6 9BE
Homerswood Lane, Welwyn, AL6 9AD
Brickwall Close, Ayot St. Peter, Welwyn, AL6 9AA
Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AL

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AL6 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AJ 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 Digswell Hill, Welwyn 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 69
Semi-Detached 27
Terraced 15
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 112
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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 58
Owned with Mortgage 46
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rent Free 1
Total 108

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 14
Two People 47
Three People 17
Four People 18
Five People 10
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 108

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 42
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 70

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 Welwyn Hatfield constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 44% male.

Gender
Male 156
Female 198
Total 354

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 8
5-7 12
8-9 9
10-14 25
15 2
16-17 13
18-19 4
20-24 9
25-29 9
30-44 45
45-59 58
60-64 37
65-74 33
75-84 44
85-89 29
90+ 17
Total 354

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of AL6 9AJ the number widowed residents is high - 18% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 58
Married 159
Divorced 14
Separated 2
Widowed 65
Same Sex 0
Total 298

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 107
Fair 52
Bad 16
Very Bad 0
Total 354

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Digswell Hill and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 50% 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) 150
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 20
No GCSEs or Equivalent 54
Other 18
Total 298

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% 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 330
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 1
Pakistani 2
Chinese 1
Other Asian 1
Black Caribbean 2
Total 354

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 305
Wales 8
Scotland 11
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 8
Other 17
Total 354

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 AL6 9AJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 284
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 60

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 240
No Religion 78
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 34
Total 354

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Handside ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 71
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 46
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 3
Total 208

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 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 10
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 22
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 125

Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AJ is within the Welwyn Hatfield North 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 Digswell Hill
Neighbourhood Team Address Welwyn Hatfield North
Comet Way
AL10 9SJ
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 AL6 9AJ. 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 AL6 9AJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AJ. The nearest railway station is Welwyn Garden City, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Welwyn Garden City 1.2 miles
Welwyn North 1.6 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 3.4 miles
Knebworth 4.1 miles
Welham Green 5.3 miles
Harpenden 5.4 miles
Watton-at-Stone 5.5 miles
Hertford North 5.8 miles
St Albans City 6.1 miles
Stevenage 6.2 miles
Brookmans Park 6.4 miles
Hertford East 6.6 miles
Bayford 6.8 miles
St Albans Abbey 6.8 miles
Park Street 7.8 miles
Potters Bar 8.1 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 8.3 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 8.4 miles
Ware (Herts) 8.4 miles
Cuffley 8.7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 6 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AJ. The nearest Tube station is High Barnet, approximately 12 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AJ. The nearest is Templewood Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AJ. The nearest is Monk's Walk School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Monk's Walk School 0.8 miles
    
Stanborough School 1.6 miles
    
Ridgeway Academy 2.1 miles
    
Onslow St Audreys School 3.6 miles
    
Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School 3.7 miles
    
Sandringham School 4.5 miles
    
Beaumont School 5.1 miles
    
Katherine Warington School 5.1 miles  
Sir John Lawes School 5.2 miles
    
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 5.2 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AJ. The nearest is Parkway Surgery, approximately 1 mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Parkway Surgery 1 mile
BRIDGE COTTAGE SURGERY 1.3 miles
Garden City Practice 1.3 miles
Peartree Lane Surgery 1.6 miles
Hollybush Lane Surgery 2.3 miles
Moors Walk Surgery 2.4 miles
Hall Grove Practice 2.5 miles
SPRING HOUSE MEDICAL CENTRE 2.5 miles
Village Surgery 2.7 miles
Wrafton House Surgery 3.2 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AJ. The nearest is Knightsfield Dental Practice, 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 8 closest hospitals to Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AJ. The nearest is Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AJ. The nearest is Dollond & Aitchison, approximately 1.1 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.