AL5 Postcode Area Information

Population
31,423
Avg Annual Income
£60,683
Full Time Employees
27.42%
Average Age
41.85

St Albans, AL5 Postcode Area Overview

The AL5 postcode area is located in the St Albans, Hertfordshire postcode town, in the East of England, England region.

The AL5 postcode area, also known as Harpenden, is located in the county of Hertfordshire, England. It is an affluent commuter town, predominantly residential with a coastal feel, situated between Luton and St Albans. The area boasts a variety of amenities including a selection of boutique shops, supermarkets, and a range of high-quality restaurants and traditional pubs.

The region is recognised for its high standard of education with outstanding state and independent schools such as St George's, Roundwood Park and Katherine Warington. Harpenden Public Halls, Rothamsted Park and The Nickey Line provide leisure and recreational activities. An annual carnival in May organised by Harpenden Round Table, and weekly farmers' markets contribute to community life.

Harpenden's geography is predominantly flat, making it convenient for walking or cycling. The town is surrounded by vast green spaces including Harpenden Common, boasting a wealth of plants and wildlife.

Transportation is accessible and efficient, with Harpenden railway station offering reliable services to London, St Pancras within under 30 minutes. The AL5 area is also well served by Bus services that connect it with neighbouring towns and villages. This postcode area has easy access to the M1 and M25 motorways and Luton airport is only a 15-minute drive away, making it an ideal location for commuters.

Overall, the AL5 postal area offers a mix of urban amenities and rural charm, as well as favourable transportation options, providing an excellent quality of life for residents and visitors alike.

A Major part of this postcode area describes an older, quiet community with fewer families and more retirees, mainly living in detached houses.

Residents:

  • Mostly couples over 45 years old, with fewer young families with children.
  • More likely to be married and follow Christian faith than similar areas.
  • More residents born in the UK compared to similar areas.
  • Lower ethnic diversity, with fewer Black residents.

Housing:

  • Mainly detached houses, with fewer flats than average.
  • Many homes have fewer residents than bedrooms, suggesting they are under-occupied.

Lifestyle:

  • Fewer residents work in high-level management positions.

Overall: AL5 postcode area represents a peaceful community with established residents enjoying spacious housing. While there are fewer families and younger adults, it offers a quiet and settled environment for older couples. Remember, this is a general overview, and individual experiences may vary greatly.

It's important to note that this description generalizes the area and individual experiences may vary.

Electoral Wards

The AL5 postcode area covers Harpenden East, Harpenden North & Rural, Harpenden South, Harpenden West, Redbourn, Sandridge & Wheathampstead electoral wards.

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AL5 Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of AL5 postcode area is 31,423. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the area is White: English, with a total of 25,381, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 1,901. In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (16,723), followed by No religion (11,298).

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (8,592), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (3,501).

Economic Status

Most people in the AL5 postcode area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (9,327), while 6,033 adults mentioned they are Retired.

Education

Regarding education, 14,474 adults have Level 4 education, while 2,614 have Level 2 education. The most common occupations in the AL5 area are

  • Professional occupations (4942)
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (3602), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (2377)

Age

The average age of people living in postcode AL5 is 42 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (9452), Between 45 to 54 (7130), and Between 35 to 44 (5850).

NS-SEC

The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in AL5 has Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (7,664) followed by Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (6,275), and Intermediate occupations (2,424).

Postcodes in AL5

There are total 6 postcode sectors present in the AL5 (listed below). The postcode AL5 has a total of 1483 postcodes.

ONS Administrative Info of AL5
NameType
AreaAL5
Ward

Harpenden East

Harpenden North & Rural

Harpenden South

Harpenden West

Redbourn

Sandridge & Wheathampstead

LTLA22St Albans
UTLA22Hertfordshire
RegionEast of England
CountryEngland

St Albans, AL5 Postcode Crime rate over the last 12 Months

St Albans, AL5 Postcode Area Crime rate by Month

23

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

6

Burglary

9

Criminal damage and arson

2

Drugs

2

Other crime

13

Other theft

3

Public order

1

Robbery

15

Shoplifting

13

Vehicle crime

24

Violence and sexual offences

19

Anti-social behaviour

5

Bicycle theft

11

Burglary

7

Criminal damage and arson

3

Other crime

16

Other theft

1

Robbery

21

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

24

Vehicle crime

34

Violence and sexual offences

16

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

11

Burglary

6

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other crime

14

Other theft

2

Public order

17

Shoplifting

3

Theft from the person

9

Vehicle crime

17

Violence and sexual offences

29

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

8

Burglary

4

Criminal damage and arson

2

Drugs

2

Other crime

17

Other theft

4

Public order

1

Robbery

30

Shoplifting

2

Theft from the person

17

Vehicle crime

19

Violence and sexual offences

31

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

5

Burglary

5

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

1

Other crime

16

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

8

Public order

1

Robbery

10

Shoplifting

7

Vehicle crime

21

Violence and sexual offences

30

Anti-social behaviour

2

Bicycle theft

6

Burglary

5

Criminal damage and arson

3

Other crime

17

Other theft

8

Public order

23

Shoplifting

2

Theft from the person

11

Vehicle crime

28

Violence and sexual offences

24

Anti-social behaviour

3

Bicycle theft

7

Burglary

8

Criminal damage and arson

3

Drugs

12

Other theft

7

Public order

2

Robbery

31

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

25

Vehicle crime

27

Violence and sexual offences

25

Anti-social behaviour

7

Bicycle theft

5

Burglary

6

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

2

Other crime

23

Other theft

5

Public order

4

Robbery

19

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

10

Vehicle crime

26

Violence and sexual offences

17

Anti-social behaviour

8

Bicycle theft

5

Burglary

13

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

3

Other crime

20

Other theft

3

Public order

25

Shoplifting

3

Theft from the person

8

Vehicle crime

28

Violence and sexual offences

16

Anti-social behaviour

5

Bicycle theft

5

Burglary

10

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

3

Other crime

16

Other theft

2

Possession of weapons

2

Public order

18

Shoplifting

3

Theft from the person

7

Vehicle crime

35

Violence and sexual offences

22

Anti-social behaviour

6

Bicycle theft

9

Burglary

17

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other crime

12

Other theft

4

Public order

1

Robbery

45

Shoplifting

13

Vehicle crime

23

Violence and sexual offences

17

Anti-social behaviour

3

Bicycle theft

4

Burglary

15

Criminal damage and arson

2

Drugs

2

Other crime

12

Other theft

5

Public order

39

Shoplifting

3

Theft from the person

11

Vehicle crime

38

Violence and sexual offences

19

Anti-social behaviour

7

Bicycle theft

4

Burglary

6

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other crime

15

Other theft

4

Public order

21

Shoplifting

15

Vehicle crime

26

Violence and sexual offences

22

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

8

Burglary

5

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

2

Other crime

19

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

6

Public order

1

Robbery

19

Shoplifting

3

Theft from the person

7

Vehicle crime

17

Violence and sexual offences

24

Anti-social behaviour

7

Bicycle theft

10

Burglary

11

Criminal damage and arson

13

Other theft

1

Public order

18

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

10

Vehicle crime

23

Violence and sexual offences

Sold House Prices in AL5 postcode area over the last 12 Months

Sold House Prices in AL5 postcode area by Month

House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£830,000.00£830,000.00 - £830,000.001
Terraced£840,000.00£840,000.00 - £840,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,519,375.00£690,000.00 - £2,700,000.004
Flat£262,500.00£207,500.00 - £330,000.003
Terraced£487,500.00£487,500.00 - £487,500.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,302,500.00£695,000.00 - £1,910,000.004
Flat£321,666.67£275,000.00 - £415,000.003
Other£901,000.00£364,500.00 - £1,550,000.006
Semi-Detached£675,000.00£675,000.00 - £675,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,241,857.14£800,000.00 - £1,800,000.007
Flat£410,727.27£215,000.00 - £1,295,000.0011
Other£600,000.00£600,000.00 - £600,000.001
Semi-Detached£693,187.50£553,500.00 - £805,000.008
Terraced£841,666.67£420,000.00 - £1,150,000.0010
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,741,666.67£890,000.00 - £3,175,000.0012
Flat£278,825.00£212,000.00 - £500,000.0012
Semi-Detached£891,161.11£580,000.00 - £1,416,000.0018
Terraced£638,818.18£490,000.00 - £785,000.0011
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Flat£187,000.00£187,000.00 - £187,000.001
Semi-Detached£1,133,000.00£1,133,000.00 - £1,133,000.001
Terraced£865,000.00£865,000.00 - £865,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,404,791.67£767,500.00 - £2,250,000.0012
Flat£350,950.62£205,000.00 - £540,000.008
Semi-Detached£900,500.00£493,000.00 - £1,400,000.006
Terraced£606,000.00£510,000.00 - £825,000.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£963,573.62£500,000.00 - £1,750,000.008
Flat£266,000.00£265,000.00 - £267,000.002
Other£163,500.00£163,500.00 - £163,500.001
Semi-Detached£905,000.00£525,000.00 - £1,325,000.007
Terraced£635,000.00£630,000.00 - £640,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,445,714.29£755,000.00 - £2,200,000.007
Flat£382,250.00£130,000.00 - £760,000.006
Other£1,295,000.00£1,295,000.00 - £1,295,000.001
Semi-Detached£930,681.82£442,500.00 - £1,600,000.0011
Terraced£610,000.00£610,000.00 - £610,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,299,375.00£685,000.00 - £2,950,000.0012
Flat£308,500.00£250,000.00 - £367,000.002
Semi-Detached£989,450.00£547,000.00 - £1,750,000.0010
Terraced£713,390.00£570,000.00 - £844,950.005
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,220,416.67£600,000.00 - £2,040,000.0012
Flat£337,467.65£137,000.00 - £435,000.0017
Semi-Detached£684,769.23£550,000.00 - £1,163,000.0015
Terraced£762,500.00£520,000.00 - £875,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,093,117.65£600,000.00 - £1,600,000.0017
Flat£425,833.33£200,000.00 - £640,000.006
Semi-Detached£848,352.94£475,000.00 - £1,160,000.0017
Terraced£565,000.00£550,000.00 - £580,000.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,730,545.45£550,000.00 - £3,300,000.0011
Flat£555,000.00£375,000.00 - £735,000.002
Other£335,000.00£335,000.00 - £335,000.001
Semi-Detached£957,667.40£673,337.00 - £1,865,000.005
Terraced£1,149,333.33£727,000.00 - £1,950,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,645,000.00£1,645,000.00 - £1,645,000.001
Semi-Detached£815,000.00£815,000.00 - £815,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,315,425.00£695,000.00 - £2,127,500.0012
Flat£345,437.50£135,000.00 - £555,000.008
Other£578,000.00£578,000.00 - £578,000.001
Semi-Detached£972,884.62£555,000.00 - £1,515,000.0013
Terraced£647,500.00£590,000.00 - £705,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,391,931.82£635,000.00 - £2,100,000.0011
Flat£329,966.67£145,000.00 - £565,000.0015
Other£3,700,000.00£3,700,000.00 - £3,700,000.001
Semi-Detached£879,428.57£560,000.00 - £1,350,000.007
Terraced£658,037.50£425,000.00 - £1,050,000.008
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,350,852.08£665,000.00 - £2,415,000.0012
Flat£270,333.33£137,500.00 - £365,000.009
Other£860,000.00£720,000.00 - £1,000,000.002
Semi-Detached£859,041.73£450,000.00 - £1,295,000.0011
Terraced£897,500.00£590,000.00 - £1,350,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,216,475.23£660,000.00 - £1,810,000.0013
Flat£418,545.45£220,000.00 - £975,000.0011
Other£28,000.00£28,000.00 - £28,000.001
Semi-Detached£873,562.50£511,500.00 - £1,300,000.0016
Terraced£650,642.86£541,500.00 - £815,000.007
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,641,230.43£750,000.00 - £4,150,000.0014
Flat£450,214.29£217,500.00 - £1,250,000.007
Semi-Detached£990,250.00£602,000.00 - £1,350,000.008
Terraced£702,550.00£475,000.00 - £965,500.0010
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,530,055.56£660,000.00 - £3,125,000.0018
Flat£424,170.00£232,500.00 - £1,350,000.0015
Other£332,500.00£50,000.00 - £615,000.002
Semi-Detached£727,818.18£550,000.00 - £1,270,000.0011
Terraced£568,718.75£407,500.00 - £1,300,000.009
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,443,561.76£715,000.00 - £2,200,000.0017
Flat£474,722.22£305,000.00 - £835,000.009
Other£834,250.00£23,500.00 - £1,645,000.002
Semi-Detached£748,571.43£450,000.00 - £1,000,000.007
Terraced£666,214.29£470,000.00 - £945,000.007
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,283,928.57£750,000.00 - £1,825,000.007
Flat£413,295.00£145,000.00 - £825,000.0010
Other£370,000.00£340,000.00 - £400,000.002
Semi-Detached£800,000.00£550,000.00 - £1,270,000.0011
Terraced£582,500.00£375,000.00 - £680,000.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,411,192.31£655,000.00 - £3,000,000.0013
Flat£376,916.67£225,000.00 - £575,000.006
Other£1,536,666.67£1,030,000.00 - £1,800,000.003
Semi-Detached£815,000.00£475,000.00 - £1,720,000.0011
Terraced£633,166.67£402,500.00 - £1,257,000.0012
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,195,612.00£730,000.00 - £1,600,000.005
Flat£353,285.71£222,000.00 - £460,000.007
Semi-Detached£834,166.75£530,000.00 - £1,125,000.0012
Terraced£606,000.00£450,000.00 - £815,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,532,640.59£733,000.00 - £3,567,890.0017
Flat£356,187.50£180,000.00 - £590,000.008
Other£1,000.00£1,000.00 - £1,000.001
Semi-Detached£911,000.00£540,000.00 - £1,500,000.007
Terraced£641,666.67£582,000.00 - £695,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,497,777.78£570,000.00 - £4,250,000.0018
Flat£468,375.00£275,000.00 - £535,000.009
Other£1,182,500.00£465,000.00 - £1,900,000.002
Semi-Detached£909,458.33£612,500.00 - £1,490,000.0012
Terraced£494,500.00£375,000.00 - £614,000.002
Schools in the AL5 Postcode Area

NamePupilsAgePostcode
Batford Nursery SchoolNursery, Outstanding83 3-5AL55BQ
Sauncey Wood Primary SchoolPrimary, Good195 4-11AL55HL
Manland Primary SchoolPrimary, Good210 4-11AL54QW
Roundwood Primary SchoolPrimary, Good331 3-11AL53AD
The Grove Junior SchoolPrimary, Good347 7-11AL51QB
The Grove Infant and Nursery SchoolPrimary, Outstanding315 3-7AL51QD
The Lea Primary School and NurseryPrimary, Good231 3-11AL54LE
High Beeches Primary SchoolPrimary, Outstanding420 5-11AL55SD
Wood End SchoolPrimary, Outstanding488 4-11AL53EF
St Nicholas CofE VA Primary SchoolPrimary, Good145 4-11AL52TP
St Dominic Catholic Primary SchoolPrimary, Outstanding231 3-11AL51PF
Roundwood Park SchoolSecondary, Outstanding1349 11-18AL53AE
Sir John Lawes SchoolSecondary, Outstanding1335 11-18AL54QP
St George's SchoolSecondary, Outstanding1344 11-18AL54TD
Crabtree Infants' SchoolPrimary, Outstanding179 4-7AL55PU
Crabtree Junior SchoolPrimary, Outstanding256 7-11AL55PU
Harpenden AcademyPrimary, Good242 4-11AL54EL
Katherine Warington SchoolSecondary, Not Rated537 11-19AL55FH
Amenities in the AL5 Postcode Area
  • Cook, AL5 2SH
  • Co-op Food Batford, AL5 5HA
  • Co-op Food Harpenden, AL5 1PU
  • Silver Palate Delicatessen, AL5 4EF
  • Simmons Bakers, AL5 1LG
  • Eric Morecambe Centre, AL5 2FR
  • Aldwickbury Park Golf Club, AL5 1AB
  • Amble Inn, AL5 4UL
  • Bennet's Harpenden Royal British Legion, AL5 2HU
  • Harpenden Bowling Club, AL5 5NN
  • Gusto Catering Limited @, AL5 2FR
  • Atesh Grill and Bar, AL5 4AA
  • Bangkok Lounge, AL5 2SP
  • Cafe Aroma, AL5 1PU
  • Cafe Jeera, AL5 4ST
  • Marks & Spencer Simply Foods, AL5 2TW
  • Sainsbury's, AL5 2RU
  • Tesco Express, AL5 5AL
  • Tesco Express, AL5 3BB
  • Waitrose, AL5 2TJ
  • Balti Village, AL5 5AJ
  • BENTOZO, AL5 1PU
  • Domino's Pizza, AL5 4SE
  • Emilio's, AL5 1PU
  • Harp's Coffee, AL5 4SP
  • Artisans Kindergarten, AL5 5SF
  • Batford Day Care Ltd, AL5 5BQ
  • Bethesda, AL5 3DD
  • Bright Horizons Harpenden Central, AL5 4EL
  • Bright Horizons Harpenden Luton Road Day Nursery & Preschool, AL5 2UE
  • Cheeky Sidelines, AL5 3NS
  • Toastielicious, AL5 2RU
  • A Little Lunch Club, AL5 3QE
  • Harpenden Public Halls, AL5 1PA
  • Sweet, AL5 4SE
  • The Club, AL5 2TP
  • The Salvation Army, AL5 2TG
  • Crabtree Infants' School, AL5 5PU
  • Aldwickbury School, AL5 1AD
  • Crabtree Junior School, AL5 5PU
  • Harpenden Academy, AL5 4EA
  • High Beeches Primary School, AL5 5DS