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

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


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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 4LR 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 Howlands, 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 1
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 246
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 256
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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 - 70% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1
Owned with Mortgage 6
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 119
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 39
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 0
Total 171

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 106
Two People 29
Three People 16
Four People 15
Five People 5
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 171

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 59
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 63
C2 - Skilled manual workers 34
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 14
Total 170

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 144
Female 153
Total 297

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 30
5-7 14
8-9 3
10-14 7
15 2
16-17 5
18-19 0
20-24 22
25-29 40
30-44 138
45-59 32
60-64 3
65-74 1
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 297

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in AL7 4LR is high - 6% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 104
Married 106
Divorced 9
Separated 18
Widowed 2
Same Sex 2
Total 241

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 97% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 203
Good 84
Fair 10
Bad 0
Very Bad 0
Total 297

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Howlands and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 54% 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) 130
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 18
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 19
No GCSEs or Equivalent 11
Other 26
Total 241

Ethnic Group Embed This

Howlands, Welwyn Garden City can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 34% 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 102
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 29
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 5
Other Asian 86
Black African 32
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 28
Total 297

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Howlands, Welwyn Garden City), only 41% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

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 123
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 23
Other 146
Total 297

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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 4LR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 191
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 26
African Countries 22
Middle East or Asia 50
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 13

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 177
No Religion 49
Buddhist 2
Hindu 23
Jewish 1
Muslim 30
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 14
Total 297

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Howlands ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 80% 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 192
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 12
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 1
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 241

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 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 147
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 216

Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4LR 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 4LR. 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 4LR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4LR. The nearest railway station is Welwyn Garden City, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Welwyn Garden City 1.4 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 1.8 miles
Welwyn North 2.8 miles
Welham Green 3.4 miles
Hertford North 4.2 miles
Bayford 4.3 miles
Brookmans Park 4.4 miles
Hertford East 5 miles
Knebworth 5.7 miles
Watton-at-Stone 5.8 miles
Potters Bar 6 miles
Cuffley 6.2 miles
St Albans City 6.4 miles
Ware (Herts) 7 miles
St Albans Abbey 7.2 miles
Harpenden 7.4 miles
Park Street 7.7 miles
Crews Hill 7.7 miles
Broxbourne 8 miles
Hadley Wood 8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 19 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4LR. The nearest Overground station is Cheshunt, approximately 9 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

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

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Commonswood Primary & Nursery School 770 yards
    
Creswick Primary & Nursery School 0.7 miles
    
Our Lady Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Holwell Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Swallow Dell Primary and Nursery School 0.8 miles
    
Peartree Primary School 1 mile
    
Watchlytes Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Panshanger Primary School 1.3 miles
    
The Ryde School 1.3 miles
    
Springmead Primary School 1.6 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4LR. The nearest is Ridgeway Academy, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ridgeway Academy 1.3 miles
    
Stanborough School 1.4 miles
    
Onslow St Audreys School 2.2 miles
    
Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School 2.4 miles
    
Monk's Walk School 2.7 miles
    
Links Hatfield Academy 2.9 miles
    
The Sele School 3.8 miles
    
Chancellor's School 3.9 miles
    
Richard Hale School 4.7 miles
    
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4LR. The nearest is SPRING HOUSE MEDICAL CENTRE, approximately 350 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 4LR. The nearest is Beehive Dental Practice, approximately 560 yards 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 4LR. The nearest is New QEII Hospital, approximately 130 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Howlands, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4LR. The nearest is Bayfields Opticians, approximately 1.4 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 4LR

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 35 reported internet connections. This postcode does feature some residents who are using lines that support speeds of less than 2Mbps.

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Average Download Speed 81.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 203Mbps
Average Upload Speed 11Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 21Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet 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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