Area Information for Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5WX

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 5WX, 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 April 2006. 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 5WX:

Alexandra Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5XQ
Midland Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5BL
Midland Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5GF
Midland Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5YG
Midland Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5YQ
Midland Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5BH

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 5WX 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 Hemel Hempstead 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 6
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 73
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 32
Total 120
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Hemel Hempstead contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 58% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 17
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 59
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 3
Total 105

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 21
Three People 12
Four People 7
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 105

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 17
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 43
Total 101

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around HP2 5WX however is predominantly male (55%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 104
Female 85
Total 189

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 17
5-7 8
8-9 5
10-14 8
15 2
16-17 1
18-19 1
20-24 24
25-29 26
30-44 61
45-59 29
60-64 3
65-74 4
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 189

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in HP2 5WX is high - 7% 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 69
Married 46
Divorced 19
Separated 13
Widowed 2
Same Sex 0
Total 149

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 91
Good 75
Fair 15
Bad 8
Very Bad 0
Total 189

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) 54
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 11
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 24
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 22
No GCSEs or Equivalent 19
Other 16
Total 149

Ethnic Group Embed This

Hemel Hempstead 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 50% 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 95
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 15
Pakistani 4
Chinese 11
Other Asian 32
Black African 22
Black Caribbean 2
Other 5
Total 189

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Hemel Hempstead), only 46% 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 87
Wales 3
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 14
Other 81
Total 189

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 5WX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 94
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 18
Middle East or Asia 29
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 27

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 97
No Religion 44
Buddhist 2
Hindu 7
Jewish 2
Muslim 23
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 189

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hemel Hempstead Town ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 53% 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 79
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 4
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 5
Total 149

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 5
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 15
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 107

Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5WX 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 5WX
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 5WX. 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 5WX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5WX. The nearest railway station is Hemel Hempstead, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hemel Hempstead 1 mile
Apsley 1.1 miles
Kings Langley 3.2 miles
Berkhamsted 4.1 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.5 miles
Bricket Wood 5.6 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 5.7 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 5.8 miles
Park Street 5.8 miles
Watford North 6.1 miles
St Albans City 6.1 miles
Watford Junction 6.7 miles
Chalfont & Latimer 6.8 miles
Harpenden 6.8 miles
Chorleywood 6.8 miles
Watford High Street 7.4 miles
Tring 7.5 miles
Rickmansworth 7.5 miles
Amersham 7.8 miles
Radlett 7.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5WX. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 6.6 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5WX. The nearest is Tudor Primary School, approximately 550 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Tudor Primary School 550 yards
South Hill Primary School 680 yards
Broadfield Academy 0.6 miles
Lime Walk Primary School 0.7 miles
Boxmoor Primary School 0.7 miles
George Street Primary School 0.8 miles
The Reddings Primary School 0.8 miles
Gade Valley Primary School 0.9 miles
St Cuthbert Mayne Catholic Junior School 0.9 miles
Belswains Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5WX. The nearest is The Hemel Hempstead School, approximately 690 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Hemel Hempstead School 690 yards
Laureate Academy 0.9 miles
The Adeyfield Academy 1 mile
Longdean School 1.2 miles
Roman Fields Academy 1.3 miles  
John F Kennedy Catholic School 1.5 miles
The Astley Cooper School 2.1 miles
Kings Langley School 2.3 miles
Ashlyns School 4 miles
Parmiter's School 4.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5WX. The nearest is Fernville Surgery, approximately 780 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 5WX. The nearest is Plumb Mr G & Associates - Orthodontics, approximately 620 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 5WX. The nearest is Hemel Hempstead General Hospital, approximately 320 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5WX. The nearest is David Pressman Opticians, approximately 170 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.