Area Information for Sylvan Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2RT

Sylvan Way in Welwyn Garden City is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Panshanger ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Welwyn Hatfield. This page combines information for the address Sylvan Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2RT, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AL7 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 Panshanger
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 Sylvan Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2RT:

Russett Wood, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2HQ
Roseacre Gardens, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2RG
Tempsford, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2PA
Roseacre Gardens, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2RH
Russettwood, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2JL
Wyton, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2PE

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AL7 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Sylvan Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2RT 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 Sylvan Way, Welwyn Garden City consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 4
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 18
Flat (Purpose-Built) 93
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 118
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Sylvan Way, Welwyn Garden City contains a higher than average level of social housing - 46% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 26
Owned with Mortgage 23
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 27
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 27
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rent Free 0
Total 117

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 79
Two People 25
Three People 7
Four People 5
Five People 0
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 117

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 17
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 20
Total 69

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Panshanger ward however contains significantly more women than average (58%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Male 94
Female 130
Total 224

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around AL7 2RT has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 46% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 6
5-7 4
8-9 1
10-14 1
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 4
20-24 10
25-29 18
30-44 26
45-59 43
60-64 8
65-74 19
75-84 37
85-89 15
90+ 32
Total 224

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of AL7 2RT the number widowed residents is high - 29% 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 61
Married 56
Divorced 22
Separated 7
Widowed 66
Same Sex 0
Total 212

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.

However, this area of the Panshanger ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (60%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 54
Good 81
Fair 69
Bad 15
Very Bad 5
Total 224

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Sylvan Way and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 45% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into 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) 34
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 22
No GCSEs or Equivalent 95
Other 14
Total 212

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Sylvan Way, Welwyn Garden City) 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 96% 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 214
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 2
Other Asian 5
Black African 1
Other 1
Total 224

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 195
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 5
Other 12
Total 224

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 AL7 2RT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 145
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 69

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.

Christian 138
No Religion 65
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 17
Total 224

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Panshanger ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 65
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 10
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 18
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 3
Total 128

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 5
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 1
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 88

Sylvan Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2RT 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 Sylvan Way
Neighbourhood Team Address Welwyn Hatfield North
Comet Way
AL10 9SJ
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Below are the details of the closest services to AL7 2RT. 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 AL7 2RT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Sylvan Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2RT. The nearest railway station is Welwyn Garden City, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Welwyn Garden City 1.7 miles
Welwyn North 2.2 miles
Hertford North 3.1 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 3.2 miles
Hertford East 3.9 miles
Bayford 4 miles
Watton-at-Stone 4.5 miles
Welham Green 4.7 miles
Knebworth 4.9 miles
Brookmans Park 5.5 miles
Ware (Herts) 5.8 miles
Cuffley 6.6 miles
Potters Bar 7 miles
St Margarets (Herts) 7.1 miles
Broxbourne 7.4 miles
Stevenage 7.4 miles
Rye House 7.5 miles
St Albans City 7.7 miles
Harpenden 8.1 miles
Crews Hill 8.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Sylvan Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2RT. The nearest Overground station is Cheshunt, approximately 8.9 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Sylvan Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2RT. The nearest is Watchlytes Primary School, approximately 710 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Watchlytes Primary School 710 yards
Springmead Primary School 820 yards
Panshanger Primary School 0.8 miles
Swallow Dell Primary and Nursery School 0.9 miles
Commonswood Primary & Nursery School 1.1 miles
The Holy Family Catholic Primary School 1.3 miles
Waterside Academy 1.3 miles
Tewin Cowper Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 1.3 miles
Holwell Primary School 1.3 miles
Peartree Primary School 1.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Sylvan Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2RT. The nearest is Ridgeway Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ridgeway Academy 0.7 miles
Stanborough School 2.4 miles
Monk's Walk School 2.5 miles
The Sele School 2.6 miles
Onslow St Audreys School 3.5 miles
Richard Hale School 3.7 miles
Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School 3.7 miles
Chancellor's School 4.9 miles
The Chauncy School 5.2 miles
Presdales School 5.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Sylvan Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2RT. The nearest is Moors Walk Surgery, approximately 750 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Moors Walk Surgery 750 yards
Hall Grove Practice 0.9 miles
Peartree Lane Surgery 1.4 miles
Hollybush Lane Surgery 1.5 miles
Garden City Practice 1.9 miles
Parkway Surgery 1.9 miles
Carlton Court Surgery 2.7 miles
Wrafton House Surgery 3.4 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Sylvan Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2RT. The nearest is Panshanger Dental Surgery, approximately 0.5 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 Sylvan Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2RT. The nearest is New QEII Hospital, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Sylvan Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2RT. The nearest is Bayfields Opticians, approximately 1.7 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.