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Hemel Hempstead (HP4)

The HP4 postcode area is located in the Hemel Hempstead postcode town region, within the county of Hertfordshire, and contains a total of 1128 individual postcodes.

There are 31 electoral wards in the HP4 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, 44% of people in HP4 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 HP4 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

HP4 is a postcode district located in northern Buckinghamshire, England. It covers part of the borough of Dacorum and some nearby areas including Little Gaddesden, Nettleden, parts of Bovingdon Green, Potten End, Flaunden, Chipperfield, and Kings Langley.

The HP4 postcode area is situated in the Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. It lies close to the neighbouring county of Hertfordshire and borders the Chilterns AONB, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.

The HP4 district is also known for its amazing local pubs. The Cat and Fiddle in nearby Kings Langley is a popular local pub which has been around since the 16th century, while the Hare and Hounds in Nettleden is a great place to enjoy some local ales. There's also the White Horse pub in Potten End, an old coaching inn that dates back to the 17th century, and the Merry Harriers in Little Gaddesden, a family-owned public house.

The postcode region is also home to the highly-rated David Lloyd health club in Hemel Hempstead, which offers tennis courts, a swimming pool, and a fitness centre. Further leisure facilities can be found at the Grand Union Canal which winds through the area, as well as several golf clubs including the Gaddesden Estate Golf Club in Hemel Hempstead.

HP4 also contains a number of charming villages, such as Flaunden, a village in the civil parish of Little Gaddesden, whose name means 'the marsh where the aspen grows'. As well as its picturesque green, Flaunden is home to St Faith's Church, a Grade II listed building which dates back to the mid-13th century.

The HP4 postcode offers a great quality of life with a combination of local countryside and good transport links. The M25 and M1 motorways provide direct connections to London; while railway links mean that towns such as Stevenage and Tring can be reached in under 25 minutes. Furthermore, HP4 is a great place for commuters, as roughly a quarter of the population work in London.

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  • 93%WORKING

7% of people in HP4 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 44%AB
  • 46%C2/C2
  • 10%DE

According to census records, 44% 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

HP4 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 CodeHP4
Postal TownHemel Hempstead
MSOA NameDacorum 014
LSOA NameDacorum 014D
Local AuthorityDacorum
Area ClassificationUrban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)

HP4 Electoral Wards

The postal region of HP4, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Barley End
Bourne End
Church End
Clement's End
Cow Roast
Fields End
Grand Union Canal
Great Gaddesden
Heath End
Little Gaddesden
Little Heath
New Ground
Pitstone Green
Pitstone Hill
Potten End
Pouchen End
The Green
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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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