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Hemel Hempstead (HP8)

The HP8 postcode area is located in the Hemel Hempstead postcode town region, within the county of Buckinghamshire, and contains a total of 315 individual postcodes.

There are 5 electoral wards in the HP8 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 Chiltern Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 44% of people in HP8 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 HP8 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 HP8 postcode is located in the Hemel Hempstead district of Hertfordshire, England. The postcode covers several areas in the district to the south of the city, including Apsley, Bennetts End, Highfield, Kings Langley, Leverstock Green and Nash Mills.

The HP8 postcode is home to a range of amenities and services, as well as a strong community spirit. It has a variety of shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, banks, supermarkets, health centres, doctors' surgeries, dentists, and chemists. In addition, there are a range of leisure activities on offer, from golf courses and sports facilities to a cinema and theatre. For families, there is a full range of educational establishments including nurseries, primary and secondary schools, as well as further and higher education options.

The housing market in HP8 is thriving with a mix of large detached homes, modern family homes and more affordable terraced and semi-detached homes available. There are also a range of new builds and developments, while areas such as Kings Langley, Leverstock Green and Apsley are often in demand due to their popularity among commuters.

Public transport in the area is very accessible with a number of bus routes and train stations connecting Hemel Hempstead to London, St Albans, Leighton Buzzard and Watford. HP8 is well connected to major road networks, including the M25 and A41, as well as to national airports.

The local postcode area is green and leafy, with plenty of parks, open greenspaces, and woodlands including Aldenham Country Park and the River Bulbourne running through. The community spirit in the HP8 postcode is friendly and welcoming, with plenty of local clubs and groups, plus a busy social calendar with an array of neighbourhood events taking place.

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  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in HP8 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 44%AB
  • 45%C2/C2
  • 11%DE

According to census records, 44% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 85%WHITE
  • 15%NON-WHITE

85% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Buckinghamshire

HP8 is located in the county of Buckinghamshire, in England.

Buckinghamshire has a total population of 799,200, making it the 30th largest county in the UK.

Buckinghamshire has a total area of 723 square miles, and a population density of 426 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Buckinghamshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeHP8
Postal TownHemel Hempstead
MSOA NameChiltern 008
LSOA NameChiltern 008A
Local AuthorityChiltern
Area ClassificationUrban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)

HP8 Electoral Wards

The postal region of HP8, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Bottrells Close
Chalfont St Giles
Chorleywood West
Little Chalfont
Stratton Chase
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