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Hemel Hempstead (HP1)

The HP1 postcode area is located in the Hemel Hempstead postcode town region, within the county of Hertfordshire, and contains a total of 1143 individual postcodes.

There are 23 electoral wards in the HP1 postcode area, including Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Berkhamsted, Chalfont St Giles, Chesham, Great Missenden, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Tring which come under the local authority of the Dacorum Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 33% of people in HP1 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of HP1 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

The HP1 postcode district is located in the county of Hertfordshire, within the Hemel Hempstead district. The postcode covers part of the town of Hemel Hempstead as well as the neighbouring villages of Bovingdon, Chipperfield, Flaunden, Kings Langley, Little Gaddesden, Nettleden and St Leonards. It is bordered by the HP2, HP3, WD4, WD5, WD6, HP4 and HP5 postcode areas.

This postcode area encompasses the Bennetts End and Boxmoor districts of the town, as well as Hemel Hempstead town centre. It is situated between junction 8 of the M25 motorway to the south and the M1 motorway to the north. The district has plenty of shops, cafés, restaurants, and local amenities, as well as a leisure centre and public park.

Schools in the postcode include Cavendish School, Queensbury Lower School, Swallow Dell Primary School, Chambersbury Special School, Lemsford Village Primary, Cavendish Primary School, Woodhouse Primary, John F Kennedy Catholic School, and Hemel Hempstead School.

The area is served by two train stations; Apsley and Hemel Hempstead. There is also excellent bus links covering Hemel Hempstead, Watford, and neighbouring towns, as well as the A41 and M1 motorway. The district is close to the nearby towns of Kings Langley, Watford, St Albans and Aylesbury.

The HP1 postcode district has a diverse population, with a wide range of housing styles and sizes. There are a large number of stately homes, modern apartments as well as terraced houses in the area, particularly around Bennetts End, Apsley, and Boxmoor.

The district is home to many parks, green spaces, and waterways, such as the Hertfordshire Way, Apsley lock, and the Grand Union Canal. There are also a number of pubs, bars and live music venues in the area. The HP1 postcode district is a vibrant and diverse place to live.

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  • 92%WORKING

8% of people in HP1 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 33%AB
  • 52%C2/C2
  • 15%DE

According to census records, 33% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 89%WHITE
  • 11%NON-WHITE

89% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Hertfordshire

HP1 is located in the county of Hertfordshire, in England.

Hertfordshire has a total population of 1,176,700, making it the 12th largest county in the UK.

Hertfordshire has a total area of 634 square miles, and a population density of 716 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Hertfordshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeHP1
Postal TownHemel Hempstead
MSOA NameDacorum 015
LSOA NameDacorum 015D
Local AuthorityDacorum
Area ClassificationUrban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)

HP1 Electoral Wards

The postal region of HP1, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Ballingdon Bottom
Bourne End
Counters End
Fields End
Grand Union Canal
Great Gaddesden
Green End
Jockey End
Little Heath
Piccotts End
Potten End
Pouchen End
Two Waters
Warners End
Water End
Westbrook Hay
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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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