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Hemel Hempstead (HP23)

The HP23 postcode area is located in the Hemel Hempstead postcode town region, within the county of Hertfordshire, and contains a total of 883 individual postcodes.

There are 44 electoral wards in the HP23 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, 38% of people in HP23 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 HP23 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 HP23 post code is located in the district of Hemel Hempstead, within Hertfordshire, in the south east of England, located close to the county border of Buckinghamshire. The post code serves the town of Hemel Hempstead and areas such as the towns of Markyate and Flaunden, as well as the hamlets and villages of Chipperfield, Frogmore, Kings Langley, Nash Mills, Leverstock Green, Bovingdon and Felden.

The area falls within a Geographical Information System (GIS) region classed as SE, or South East. As part of this region, the post code is in catchment of the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb). The HP23 post code covers approximately 25.7 km in total, over which an estimated population of 43,355 people reside.

The area of Hemel Hempstead covered is mostly flat, with an elevation ranging from just over 74 meters above sea level at its highest point, to under 50 meters at its lowest. It is estimated that the average household in HP23 is made up of 2.7 people, and that the average house price (as of 2020) stands at 402,000. The post code region also contains several GP practices, in addition to a number of independent hospitals, such as Vegetable Studio and St Giles Private Medical Centre.

Primary and secondary education in the area is provided by a range of local schools, such as Berkhamsted School, Marlowes Primary School, Fenny Hill Primary School, King's Langley Primary School, and Markyate Primary School. Major transport links within the area include local bus services, operated by Red Rose Travel and Arriva, and the M1, M25 and A41 motorways.

The area also provides many shopping options, with several large retail outlets in the town centre as well as smaller shops and markets located across the district. Additionally, the area offers a selection of leisure activities such as golfing, bowling and water sports facilities located at the nearby rivers of Bulbourne and Gade. Visitors to the area can also find many bars and restaurants, as well as sporting venues for a wide range of outdoor activities.

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  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in HP23 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 38%AB
  • 50%C2/C2
  • 12%DE

According to census records, 38% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 91%WHITE

91% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Hertfordshire

HP23 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 CodeHP23
Postal TownHemel Hempstead
MSOA NameDacorum 002
LSOA NameDacorum 002D
Local AuthorityDacorum
Area ClassificationUrban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)

HP23 Electoral Wards

The postal region of HP23, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Aston Clinton
Barley End
Church End
Cow Roast
Drayton Beauchamp
Grand Union Canal
Ivinghoe Aston
Lanes End
Little Tring
Long Marston
New Ground
New Mill
Pitstone Green
Pitstone Hill
Startop's End
St Leonards
Tring Wharf
Upper Dunsley
Wigginton Bottom
Wilstone Green
Wilstone Reservoir
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