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St. Albans (AL3)

The AL3 postcode area is located in the St. Albans postcode town region, within the county of Hertfordshire, and contains a total of 1289 individual postcodes.

There are 67 electoral wards in the AL3 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, 47% of people in AL3 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 AL3 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 AL3 postcode is a small postcode area within the county of Hertfordshire, England. Located to the west of St Albans, and near Harpenden, the AL3 postcode covers most of the villages on the North-West spur of the county, including Harpenden Common, Wheathampstead, Kimpton and Carnforth. This rural area offers a peaceful surroundings and lush views, making it an ideal home for those looking for a quiet lifestyle away from cities.

The AL3 postcode contains a wide range of property types, from older terraces to ultra-modern apartment blocks with stunning views over the countryside. The area combines easy access to more urban locations such as St Albans and Hemel Hempstead, while retaining a distinctly rural atmosphere.

In the area around the postcode, there is a wealth of sporting and leisure activities available, ranging from golf courses and numerous walking routes to equestrian centres and sailing. The area caters to a variety of tastes, offering a bustling market every Saturday in Harpenden and a particularly vibrant music scene.

The area is well connected to the rest of Hertfordshire with numerous bus routes running throughout. There is a large shopping centre and a mainline railway station in Harpenden, with direct services to London Euston taking just 25 minutes under normal operational times. This makes the postcode a great choice for commuting into London.

The education choices available in the AL3 postcode area are very strong, ranging from Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding' primary schools and specialist secondary schools, to several schools associated with the University of Hertfordshire. Altogether, there's something for everyone in the AL3 postcode area, making it an ideal location to live, work and play.

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  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in AL3 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 47%AB
  • 42%C2/C2
  • 11%DE

According to census records, 47% 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 Hertfordshire

AL3 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 CodeAL3
Postal TownSt. Albans
MSOA NameSt Albans 014
LSOA NameSt Albans 014C
Local AuthoritySt Albans
Area ClassificationUnclassified

AL3 Electoral Wards

The postal region of AL3, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Aley Green
Ansells End
Ayres End
Ballingdon Bottom
Bernards Heath
Blackmore End
Bower Heath
Cheverell's Green
Childwick Bury
Childwick Green
Chiltern Green
Chiltern Hills
Church End
Church End
Cold Harbour
Counters End
Cupid Green
East Hyde
Green End
Harpenden Common
Hatching Green
Hemel Hempstead
Jockey End
Kinsbourne Green
Lea (Lee)
Leasey Bridge
Lea Valley
Lee (Lea)
Leverstock Green
Mackerye End
Marshalls Heath
New Greens
Peters Green
Piccotts End
Porter's End
Roe End
Slip End
St Albans
St Stephens
The Camp
The Folly
Trowley Bottom
Warners End
Water End
Westwick Row
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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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