Area Information for Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YR

Lemsford Lane in Welwyn Garden City is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Handside ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Welwyn Hatfield. This page combines information for the address Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AL8 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 Handside
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 Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YR:

Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YP
Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YU
Springfields, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6XL
Springfields, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6XN
Amethyst Walk, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6UX
Springfields, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6XT

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AL8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YR 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 Lemsford Lane, 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 5
Semi-Detached 10
Terraced 20
Flat (Purpose-Built) 100
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 135
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City contains a higher than average level of social housing - 53% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 13
Owned with Mortgage 26
Shared Ownership 6
Rented: From Council 58
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 12
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rent Free 4
Total 131

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 61
Two People 49
Three People 12
Four People 5
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 131

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 37
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 94

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 49% male.

Male 116
Female 120
Total 236

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 9
8-9 4
10-14 10
15 2
16-17 4
18-19 5
20-24 11
25-29 19
30-44 56
45-59 38
60-64 9
65-74 26
75-84 17
85-89 5
90+ 3
Total 236

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL8 6YR 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 79
Married 65
Divorced 34
Separated 6
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 193

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 95
Good 93
Fair 31
Bad 16
Very Bad 1
Total 236

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) 59
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 24
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 23
No GCSEs or Equivalent 45
Other 15
Total 193

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 207
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 2
Pakistani 4
Chinese 4
Other Asian 7
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 2
Other 1
Total 236

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 186
Wales 4
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 21
Other 19
Total 236

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 AL8 6YR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 172
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 19
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 40

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 119
No Religion 76
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 1
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 34
Total 236

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 75
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 16
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 4
Total 168

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 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 4
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 108

Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YR 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 Lemsford Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Welwyn Hatfield North
Comet Way
AL10 9SJ
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Below are the details of the closest services to AL8 6YR. 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 AL8 6YR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YR. The nearest railway station is Welwyn Garden City, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Welwyn Garden City 1 mile
Hatfield (Herts) 1.8 miles
Welwyn North 2.6 miles
Welham Green 3.8 miles
Brookmans Park 4.8 miles
St Albans City 5.4 miles
Knebworth 5.5 miles
Hertford North 5.5 miles
Bayford 5.8 miles
Harpenden 5.9 miles
St Albans Abbey 6.1 miles
Watton-at-Stone 6.3 miles
Hertford East 6.3 miles
Potters Bar 6.5 miles
Park Street 6.8 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 7.3 miles
Cuffley 7.3 miles
Stevenage 7.7 miles
Ware (Herts) 8.3 miles
Bricket Wood 8.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YR. The nearest Tube station is High Barnet, approximately 9.7 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YR. The nearest is Applecroft School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Applecroft School half a mile
St John's Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School, Lemsford 0.7 miles
Creswick Primary & Nursery School 0.8 miles
Our Lady Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Peartree Primary School 1 mile
Holwell Primary School 1.1 miles
Green Lanes Primary School 1.2 miles
The Ryde School 1.3 miles
Templewood Primary School 1.4 miles
Birchwood Avenue Primary School 1.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YR. The nearest is Stanborough School, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stanborough School < 50 yards
Ridgeway Academy 1.9 miles
Monk's Walk School 2.1 miles
Onslow St Audreys School 2.1 miles
Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School 2.2 miles
Links Hatfield Academy 2.8 miles
Sandringham School 4 miles
Beaumont School 4.2 miles
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 4.2 miles
Links Academy 4.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YR. The nearest is Garden City Practice, approximately 0.6 miles 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 Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YR. The nearest is Handside Lane Surgery, approximately 720 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 Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YR. The nearest is New QEII Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lemsford Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6YR. The nearest is Dollond & Aitchison, approximately 0.9 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.