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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 22 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.

The Al2 postcode is situated in the South-East corner of the St. Albans district in the county of Hertfordshire, England. It largely falls into the administrative area of St Albans City and District Council but a small part also falls in the district of Dacorum Borough.

Al2 covers the area of Park Street and parts of neighbouring settlements, including Colney Street, Smallford, Colney Heath, Tyttenhanger, Sandridge, London Colney, and parts of Abbots Langley. The area is largely rural and contains many small villages, but is also close to greater St Albans City.

The area is within easy commuting distance to London, located less than 20 miles away. Al2 is served well by both public transportation and motorways. By car, the M25 orbital motorway is around five miles away, junction 22 of the M1 is about three miles, and junction 6 of the M10 is just two miles.

Al2 does not have a train station of its own, however, St Albans City station is five miles away, offering regular services to both north and south London.

The area has access to some excellent educational facilities, with well-regarded schools such as St Michael's Catholic Primary School, St Albans High School for Girls, St Columba's College, and many others. There are also plenty of leisure activities for both adults and children, such as local walks, golf clubs, and some nearby lakes and fisheries.

The area is rich in local history too, with several historic buildings, such as the St Michael the Archangel church in Park Street, St Luke's church in Tyttenhanger, and the fifteenth century Abbots Langley Manor in smallford.

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  • 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.

Hertfordshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeAL2
Postal TownSt. Albans
MSOA NameSt Albans 018
LSOA NameSt Albans 018G
Local AuthoritySt Albans
Area ClassificationUnclassified

AL2 Electoral Wards

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

Bricket Wood
Broad Colney
Chiswell Green
Colney Heath
Colney Street
How Wood
London Colney
Park Street
Potters Crouch
Smug Oak
St Julians
St Stephens
The Camp
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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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