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St. Albans (AL8)

The AL8 postcode area is located in the St. Albans postcode town region, within the county of Hertfordshire, and contains a total of 594 individual postcodes.

There are 4 electoral wards in the AL8 postcode area, including Harpenden, Hatfield, St Albans, Welwyn, Welwyn Garden City, which come under the local authority of the Welwyn Hatfield Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 37% of people in AL8 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 AL8 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.



  • 90%WORKING

10% of people in AL8 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 37%AB
  • 47%C2/C2
  • 16%DE

According to census records, 37% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 83%WHITE
  • 17%NON-WHITE

83% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.



The county of Hertfordshire

AL8 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.

AL8 Electoral Wards

The postal region of AL8, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

St Albans
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeAL8
Postal TownSt. Albans
MSOA NameWelwyn Hatfield 006
LSOA NameWelwyn Hatfield 006C
Local AuthorityWelwyn Hatfield
Area ClassificationUnclassified
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