St. Albans (AL2)

The AL2 postcode area is located in the St. Albans postcode town region, within the county of Hertfordshire, and contains a total of 957 individual postcodes.

There are 4 electoral wards in the AL2 postcode area, including Harpenden, Hatfield, St Albans, Welwyn, Welwyn Garden City, which come under the local authority of the St Albans Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 34% of people in AL2 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 AL2 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.



  • 89%WORKING

11% of people in AL2 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 34%AB
  • 51%C2/C2
  • 15%DE

According to census records, 34% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 79%WHITE
  • 21%NON-WHITE

79% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Hertfordshire

AL2 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.

AL2 Electoral Wards

The postal region of AL2, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

St Albans
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeAL2
Postal TownSt. Albans
MSOA NameSt Albans 018
LSOA NameSt Albans 018G
Local AuthoritySt Albans
Area ClassificationUnclassified
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MEP candidates from across the political spectrum were grilled by voters at an EU election hustings in Harpenden.

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Cemeren Yilmaz: Four jailed for Snapchat gang murder

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St Albans peace vigil held to remember victims of global terror attacks

A peace vigil was held in St Albans to remember the victims of terror attacks in recent history.

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Teachers and school staff learnt a lesson in stamina by completing a 10K to raise money for their primary.

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