Area Information for St. Pauls Walden, Hitchin, SG4 8DH

This postcode in St. Pauls Walden is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Hitchwood, Offa and Hoo ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hitchin and Harpenden. This page combines information for the address St. Pauls Walden, Hitchin, SG4 8DH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SG4 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 Village
Local Authority North Hertfordshire
Ward Hitchwood, Offa and Hoo
Constituency Hitchin and Harpenden
Region Eastern
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about St. Pauls Walden, Hitchin, SG4 8DH 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 56
Semi-Detached 35
Terraced 27
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 5
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 124
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing St. Pauls Walden, Hitchin contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 37% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 39
Owned with Mortgage 23
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 36
Rented: Other 8
Rent Free 7
Total 119

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 30
Two People 50
Three People 15
Four People 15
Five People 5
Six People 3
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 119

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 36
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 88

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 Hitchin and Harpenden constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 163
Female 165
Total 328

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 16
5-7 10
8-9 9
10-14 13
15 3
16-17 5
18-19 2
20-24 17
25-29 14
30-44 65
45-59 82
60-64 32
65-74 42
75-84 16
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 328

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SG4 8DH 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 87
Married 140
Divorced 30
Separated 4
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 277

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 158
Good 103
Fair 32
Bad 22
Very Bad 13
Total 328

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) 115
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 42
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 25
No GCSEs or Equivalent 46
Other 11
Total 277

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 309
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 1
Pakistani 1
Other Asian 2
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 3
Total 328

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 304
Wales 5
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 12
Total 328

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 SG4 8DH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 269
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
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 223
No Religion 74
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 28
Total 328

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hitchwood, Offa and Hoo ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 80
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 53
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 40
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 36
Other 4
Total 259

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 16
Manufacturing 13
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 23
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 163

St. Pauls Walden, Hitchin, SG4 8DH is within the Hitchin Rural 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 SG4 8DH
Neighbourhood Team Address Hitchin Rural
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Below are the details of the closest services to St. Pauls Walden. 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 SG4 8DH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to St. Pauls Walden, Hitchin, SG4 8DH. The nearest railway station is Stevenage, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stevenage 2.3 miles
Knebworth 3.4 miles
Hitchin 4.4 miles
Welwyn North 5.4 miles
Luton Airport Parkway 6 miles
Watton-at-Stone 6.3 miles
Letchworth Garden City 6.4 miles
Harpenden 6.6 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.6 miles
Luton 6.7 miles
Baldock 7.7 miles
Leagrave 8.6 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 8.9 miles
Arlesey 9.4 miles
Hertford North 9.5 miles
St Albans City 11 miles
Hertford East 11 miles
St Albans Abbey 11 miles
Welham Green 11 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to St. Pauls Walden, Hitchin, SG4 8DH. The nearest is St Paul's Walden Primary School, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Paul's Walden Primary School 1.5 miles
Preston Primary School 1.8 miles
Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School 2.2 miles
Woolenwick Junior School 2.2 miles
St Ippolyts Church of England Aided Primary School 2.8 miles
Broom Barns Primary School 2.8 miles
St Margaret Clitherow Roman Catholic Primary School 2.8 miles
Fairlands Primary School 2.8 miles
Letchmore Infants' and Nursery School 2.9 miles
Breachwood Green Junior Mixed and Infant School 3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to St. Pauls Walden, Hitchin, SG4 8DH. The nearest is The Thomas Alleyne Academy, approximately 2.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Thomas Alleyne Academy 2.8 miles
The John Henry Newman Catholic School 2.8 miles
Barclay Academy 2.9 miles
Marriotts School 3.6 miles
Barnwell School 3.6 miles
Hitchin Girls' School 4 miles
The Nobel School 4.1 miles
Hitchin Boys' School 4.3 miles
The Priory School 5.1 miles
Monk's Walk School 5.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St. Pauls Walden, Hitchin, SG4 8DH. The nearest is Dr Rajpreet Millan, approximately 1.3 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 St. Pauls Walden, Hitchin, SG4 8DH. The nearest is Symonds Green Dental Practice, approximately 2.3 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 9 closest hospitals to St. Pauls Walden, Hitchin, SG4 8DH. The nearest is Lister Hospital, approximately 3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to St. Pauls Walden, Hitchin, SG4 8DH. The nearest is Asda Opticians, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Asda Opticians 2.5 miles
GPC Opticians 2.6 miles
Boots-Stevenage - Queenway 2.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.6 miles
Dollond & Aitchison 2.6 miles
Christopher's Opticians 3.5 miles
Christopher's Opticians 4 miles
Shephard & Akay Optometrists 4.1 miles
Boots-Hitchin 4.1 miles
Specsavers Opticians 4.1 miles

* 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.