Area Information for Bennett Close, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4JA

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

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Welwyn Hatfield
Ward Hatfield East
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 Bennett Close, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4JA:

Wyndhams End, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4JB
Kingsley Court, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HZ
Golden Dell, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4EE
Ascots Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HL
Golden Dell, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4EB
Ascots Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4HJ

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 Bennett Close, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4JA 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 30 property sales in Bennett Close 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 72
Semi-Detached 54
Terraced 41
Flat (Purpose-Built) 8
Flat (Converted) 13
Caravan/Park/Temporary 32
Total 220
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Bennett Close, Welwyn Garden City contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 26% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 44
Owned with Mortgage 48
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 18
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 42
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 17
Total 174

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 43
Two People 69
Three People 32
Four People 21
Five People 8
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 174

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 55
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 125

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 46% male.

Male 186
Female 222
Total 408

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 20
5-7 7
8-9 8
10-14 19
15 7
16-17 10
18-19 8
20-24 19
25-29 19
30-44 74
45-59 110
60-64 29
65-74 39
75-84 29
85-89 6
90+ 4
Total 408

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL7 4JA 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 92
Married 205
Divorced 23
Separated 10
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 347

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.

Very Good 195
Good 142
Fair 55
Bad 13
Very Bad 3
Total 408

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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) 138
Apprenticeship 14
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 39
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 44
No GCSEs or Equivalent 69
Other 10
Total 347

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 86% 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 349
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 14
Chinese 15
Other Asian 9
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 1
Total 408

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 344
Wales 1
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 8
Other 42
Total 408

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to AL7 4JA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 338
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 56

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 259
No Religion 83
Buddhist 8
Hindu 11
Jewish 9
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 36
Total 408

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 135
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 45
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 28
Retired 39
Looking After Home or Family 18
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 6
Total 308

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 14
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 36
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 21
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 18
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 16
Total 214

Bennett Close, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4JA 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. In January 2021, 30 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL7 4JA.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 30 crimes committed near Bennett Close
Neighbourhood Team Address Welwyn Hatfield South
Comet Way
AL10 9SJ
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Below are the details of the closest services to AL7 4JA. 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 4JA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Bennett Close, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4JA. The nearest railway station is Welwyn Garden City, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Welwyn Garden City 1.5 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 1.6 miles
Welwyn North 2.9 miles
Welham Green 3.2 miles
Brookmans Park 4.2 miles
Bayford 4.4 miles
Hertford North 4.5 miles
Hertford East 5.2 miles
Potters Bar 5.8 miles
Knebworth 5.9 miles
Watton-at-Stone 6.1 miles
Cuffley 6.1 miles
St Albans City 6.2 miles
St Albans Abbey 6.9 miles
Harpenden 7.2 miles
Ware (Herts) 7.2 miles
Park Street 7.4 miles
Crews Hill 7.6 miles
Hadley Wood 7.8 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Bennett Close, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4JA. The nearest Overground station is Cheshunt, approximately 9 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bennett Close, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4JA. The nearest is Creswick Primary & Nursery School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Creswick Primary & Nursery School 0.6 miles
Commonswood Primary & Nursery School 0.7 miles
Our Lady Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Holwell Primary School 0.9 miles
Swallow Dell Primary and Nursery School 1 mile
The Ryde School 1 mile
Peartree Primary School 1.1 miles
Watchlytes Primary School 1.4 miles
Panshanger Primary School 1.5 miles
Countess Anne Church of England School 1.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bennett Close, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4JA. The nearest is Stanborough School, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stanborough School 1.3 miles
Ridgeway Academy 1.6 miles
Onslow St Audreys School 1.9 miles
Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School 2.1 miles
Links Hatfield Academy 2.6 miles
Monk's Walk School 2.8 miles
Chancellor's School 3.7 miles
The Sele School 4 miles
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 4.7 miles
Links Academy 4.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bennett Close, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4JA. The nearest is SPRING HOUSE MEDICAL CENTRE, approximately 180 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hollybush Lane Surgery 580 yards
Hall Grove Practice 0.7 miles
Peartree Lane Surgery 1.1 miles
Garden City Practice 1.3 miles
Moors Walk Surgery 1.6 miles
Parkway Surgery 1.7 miles
Wrafton House Surgery 1.8 miles
Lister House Surgery 1.9 miles
Burvill House Surgery 2 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Bennett Close, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4JA. The nearest is Beehive Dental Practice, approximately 0.6 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 Bennett Close, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4JA. The nearest is New QEII Hospital, approximately 400 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bennett Close, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4JA. The nearest is Tesco Opticians, approximately 1.3 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 4JA

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 28 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 200.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 1000Mbps
Average Upload Speed 16.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 21Mbps
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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