Area Information for Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AL

Digswell Hill in Welwyn is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Sherrards ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Welwyn Hatfield. This page combines information for the address Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AL, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for AL6 9AL.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority Welwyn Hatfield
Ward Sherrards
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 9AL:

Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AH
Homerswood Lane, Welwyn, AL6 9AD
Butterwick Way, Welwyn, AL6 9GJ
Porteous Court, Welwyn, AL6 9GA
Meldrum Court, Welwyn, AL6 9FZ
Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AJ

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 9AL 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 5 property sales in Digswell Hill 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 21
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 18
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 49
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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 20
Owned with Mortgage 20
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rent Free 1
Total 44

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 7
Two People 18
Three People 5
Four People 10
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 44

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 16
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 15
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1
Total 36

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 48% male.

Gender
Male 57
Female 62
Total 119

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 3
5-7 1
8-9 3
10-14 12
15 3
16-17 7
18-19 5
20-24 5
25-29 4
30-44 13
45-59 40
60-64 7
65-74 12
75-84 2
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 119

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL6 9AL 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 26
Married 68
Divorced 1
Separated 2
Widowed 0
Same Sex 0
Total 97

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 80
Good 33
Fair 5
Bad 1
Very Bad 0
Total 119

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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) 33
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 22
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 9
No GCSEs or Equivalent 10
Other 1
Total 97

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 109
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 3
Other Asian 1
Total 119

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 106
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 2
Other 8
Total 119

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to AL6 9AL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 114
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 4

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 82
No Religion 24
Buddhist 2
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 6
Total 119

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Sherrards ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 27
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 11
Self Employed 19
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 0
Total 93

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 3
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 3
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 60

Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AL 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 9AL. 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 9AL.

Nearest Railway Stations

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

Name Approximate Distance*
Welwyn Garden City 1.2 miles
Welwyn North 1.3 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 3.6 miles
Knebworth 3.8 miles
Watton-at-Stone 5.2 miles
Welham Green 5.5 miles
Harpenden 5.6 miles
Hertford North 5.6 miles
Stevenage 6 miles
St Albans City 6.4 miles
Hertford East 6.4 miles
Brookmans Park 6.6 miles
Bayford 6.7 miles
St Albans Abbey 7.1 miles
Park Street 8.1 miles
Ware (Herts) 8.2 miles
Potters Bar 8.3 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 8.5 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 8.6 miles
Cuffley 8.8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 6 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AL. 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 9AL. The nearest is Templewood Primary School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AL. The nearest is Monk's Walk School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Monk's Walk School half a mile
    
Stanborough School 1.7 miles
    
Ridgeway Academy 2 miles
    
Onslow St Audreys School 3.8 miles
    
Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School 3.9 miles
    
Sandringham School 4.8 miles
    
The Sele School 5.2 miles
    
Katherine Warington School 5.3 miles  
Beaumont School 5.3 miles
    
Sir John Lawes School 5.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AL. 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.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AL. The nearest is Knightsfield Dental Practice, approximately 0.7 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 9AL. The nearest is Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Digswell Hill, Welwyn, AL6 9AL. The nearest is Scrivens Opticians, 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.


 

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Broadband in AL6 9AL

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is over 20Mbps, a fast connection. At this speed gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing can generally be done without noticeable slowdown. A small number of devices will be able to share the connection simultaneously, although some slowdown may occur during evenings.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 7 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 20.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 25.7Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.4Mbps
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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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