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St. Albans (AL5)

The AL5 postcode area is located in the St. Albans postcode town region, within the county of Hertfordshire, and contains a total of 1521 individual postcodes.

There are 14 electoral wards in the AL5 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, 55% of people in AL5 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 AL5 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 AL5 postcode district is located in the St Albans district in Hertfordshire, England, and is one of the hundreds of postcodes in the area. It is a relatively quiet and affluent area with a good variety of housing styles, from flats to large detached houses as well as some new builds, and includes the villages of Harpenden, Redbourn, Wheathampstead and Harpenden Common.

The area is known as one of the best places to live in Hertfordshire and is well-connected to the capital. It is served by fast trains to Kings Cross and St Pancras in London and is surrounded by many picturesque villages and historic towns. The village of Redbourn is particularly known for its attractive high street, with its mix of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants making it a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

The area is blessed with a wealth of open spaces such as Rothamsted Research fields and host to the UK's oldest scientific institute, and is home to a number of top-rated schools, both primary and secondary. St Albans Leisure Centre is also a popular attraction, offering a range of activities from sports to a swimming pool, gym and sauna.

The AL5 postcode offers easy access to the M25, providing an escape route to London. Shopping is plentiful with the high street and the nearby local shopping centre, The Quadrant, offering a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants. With its own local cricket team, Redbourn CC, and beautiful countryside gardens and parks, the AL5 postcode area offers something for everyone.

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  • 92%WORKING

8% of people in AL5 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 55%AB
  • 37%C2/C2
  • 8%DE

According to census records, 55% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 87%WHITE
  • 13%NON-WHITE

87% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Hertfordshire

AL5 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 CodeAL5
Postal TownSt. Albans
MSOA NameSt Albans 004
LSOA NameSt Albans 004D
Local AuthoritySt Albans
Area ClassificationUnclassified

AL5 Electoral Wards

The postal region of AL5, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Ansells End
Ayres End
Bower Heath
Cold Harbour
East Hyde
Harpenden Common
Hatching Green
Kinsbourne Green
Lea (Lee)
Lea Valley
Lee (Lea)
Mackerye End
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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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