Area Information for Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5RJ

This postcode in Hemel Hempstead is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Hemel Hempstead Town ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hemel Hempstead. This page combines information for the address Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5RJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of HP2 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in October 2008. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Dacorum
Ward Hemel Hempstead Town
Constituency Hemel Hempstead
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 Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5RJ:

Adeyfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5GU
East Street, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5BN
Midland Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5BH
Lower Adeyfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5DG
Normandy Court, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5PZ
Westview Rise, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5DQ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about HP2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5RJ 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

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 23
Semi-Detached 34
Terraced 59
Flat (Purpose-Built) 51
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 168
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 41
Owned with Mortgage 70
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 32
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 168

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 57
Two People 56
Three People 24
Four People 22
Five People 5
Six People 3
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 168

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 35
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 44
C2 - Skilled manual workers 26
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 115

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 Hemel Hempstead constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Male 181
Female 198
Total 379

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 19
5-7 5
8-9 6
10-14 16
15 7
16-17 9
18-19 10
20-24 28
25-29 34
30-44 66
45-59 88
60-64 18
65-74 30
75-84 37
85-89 5
90+ 1
Total 379

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode HP2 5RJ 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 107
Married 155
Divorced 31
Separated 5
Widowed 28
Same Sex 0
Total 326

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 188
Good 115
Fair 50
Bad 19
Very Bad 7
Total 379

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) 97
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 64
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 68
Other 15
Total 326

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 87% 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 330
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 11
Pakistani 13
Chinese 3
Other Asian 1
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 4
Total 379

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 324
Wales 5
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 11
Other 32
Total 379

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 HP2 5RJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 319
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 42

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 211
No Religion 103
Buddhist 0
Hindu 10
Jewish 1
Muslim 20
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 33
Total 379

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 131
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 35
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 29
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 4
Total 283

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 16
Construction 19
RetailInc. Wholesale 36
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 20
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 216

Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5RJ is within the Hemel Hempstead North Rural, West and Central 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 HP2 5RJ
Neighbourhood Team Address Hemel Hempstead North Rural, West and Central
Combe Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to HP2 5RJ. 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 HP2 5RJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5RJ. The nearest railway station is Hemel Hempstead, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hemel Hempstead 1.4 miles
Apsley 1.6 miles
Kings Langley 3.6 miles
Berkhamsted 4.1 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.4 miles
Bricket Wood 5.8 miles
Park Street 5.8 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 5.8 miles
St Albans City 6 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 6 miles
Harpenden 6.4 miles
Watford North 6.4 miles
Watford Junction 7 miles
Chalfont & Latimer 7.2 miles
Chorleywood 7.3 miles
Tring 7.4 miles
Watford High Street 7.8 miles
Rickmansworth 8 miles
Radlett 8 miles
Amersham 8.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 18 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5RJ. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 7 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5RJ. The nearest is George Street Primary School, approximately 570 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
George Street Primary School 570 yards
Broadfield Academy 610 yards
South Hill Primary School 0.6 miles
Tudor Primary School 0.6 miles
Gade Valley Primary School 0.7 miles
Yewtree Primary School 0.7 miles
St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Junior School 0.7 miles
Hobletts Manor Junior School 0.7 miles
Jupiter Community Free School 0.8 miles
Hobletts Manor Infants' School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5RJ. The nearest is The Hemel Hempstead School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Hemel Hempstead School 0.7 miles
Laureate Academy 0.7 miles
The Adeyfield Academy 0.8 miles
Longdean School 1.4 miles
John F Kennedy Catholic School 1.5 miles
The Astley Cooper School 1.6 miles
Kings Langley School 2.7 miles
Ashlyns School 4.2 miles
Parmiter's School 4.9 miles
Francis Combe Academy 5.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5RJ. The nearest is Fernville Surgery, approximately 400 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 Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5RJ. The nearest is Plumb Mr G & Associates - Orthodontics, approximately 280 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 Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5RJ. The nearest is Hemel Hempstead General Hospital, approximately 560 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5RJ. The nearest is Boots-Hemel Hempstead - Marlowes (in BUK), approximately 600 yards 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.