Area Information for Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HW

Howlands in Welwyn Garden City is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Hollybush ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Welwyn Hatfield. This page combines information for the address Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HW, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for AL7 4HW.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Welwyn Hatfield
Ward Hollybush
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 Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HW:

Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HB
Camfield, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4ED
Boundary Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4EA
Golden Dell, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4EB
The Croft, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4JY
Boundary Court, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4DZ

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 Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HW 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 17 property sales in Howlands 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

The area containing Howlands, Welwyn Garden City consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 1
Semi-Detached 27
Terraced 76
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 104
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Howlands, Welwyn Garden City contains a higher than average level of social housing - 37% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 20
Owned with Mortgage 42
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 36
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 104

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 26
Two People 28
Three People 17
Four People 24
Five People 4
Six People 4
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 104

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 10
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 28
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 77

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 122
Female 158
Total 280

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 18
5-7 13
8-9 8
10-14 27
15 5
16-17 9
18-19 11
20-24 9
25-29 11
30-44 75
45-59 46
60-64 10
65-74 17
75-84 15
85-89 6
90+ 0
Total 280

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL7 4HW 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 68
Married 97
Divorced 20
Separated 8
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 209

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 122
Good 120
Fair 25
Bad 7
Very Bad 6
Total 280

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

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) 30
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 34
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 49
No GCSEs or Equivalent 50
Other 10
Total 209

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 88% 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 247
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Bangladeshi 5
Other Asian 13
Black African 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Total 280

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 246
Wales 4
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 3
Other 24
Total 280

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 4HW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 218
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 59

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 163
No Religion 89
Buddhist 4
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 6
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 17
Total 280

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 85
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 5
Total 188

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 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 139

Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HW is within the Welwyn Hatfield South 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 Howlands
Neighbourhood Team Address Welwyn Hatfield South
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 AL7 4HW. 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 4HW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HW. The nearest railway station is Welwyn Garden City, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Welwyn Garden City 1.3 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 1.6 miles
Welwyn North 2.8 miles
Welham Green 3.3 miles
Brookmans Park 4.3 miles
Hertford North 4.5 miles
Bayford 4.6 miles
Hertford East 5.3 miles
Knebworth 5.8 miles
Potters Bar 6 miles
Watton-at-Stone 6 miles
St Albans City 6.1 miles
Cuffley 6.3 miles
St Albans Abbey 6.9 miles
Harpenden 7.1 miles
Ware (Herts) 7.3 miles
Park Street 7.4 miles
Crews Hill 7.8 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.9 miles
Hadley Wood 8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HW. The nearest Overground station is Cheshunt, approximately 9.2 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HW. The nearest is Creswick Primary & Nursery School, approximately 770 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Creswick Primary & Nursery School 770 yards
    
Our Lady Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Commonswood Primary & Nursery School 0.7 miles
    
Holwell Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Swallow Dell Primary and Nursery School 0.9 miles
    
Peartree Primary School 0.9 miles
    
The Ryde School 1.1 miles
    
Watchlytes Primary School 1.4 miles
    
Panshanger Primary School 1.4 miles
    
Applecroft School 1.4 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HW. The nearest is Stanborough School, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stanborough School 1.2 miles
    
Ridgeway Academy 1.4 miles
    
Onslow St Audreys School 2 miles
    
Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School 2.2 miles
    
Monk's Walk School 2.6 miles
    
Chancellor's School 3.9 miles
    
The Sele School 4 miles
    
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 4.7 miles
    
Beaumont School 4.9 miles
    
Sandringham School 4.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HW. The nearest is SPRING HOUSE MEDICAL CENTRE, approximately 220 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 Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HW. The nearest is Beehive Dental Practice, 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 Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HW. The nearest is New QEII Hospital, approximately 500 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HW. The nearest is Tesco Opticians, approximately 1.2 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 AL7 4HW

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

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 13 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 77.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 15Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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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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