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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 16 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.

The AL8 postcode is within the St. Albans district in the UK. It covers the small village of Colney Heath as well as smaller parts of London Colney, which are stands outstide the St Albans city centre. The postal town for this area is St Albans. This postcode has a unique character with one street of Thirties semi-detached homes and a twin row of 1970s larger semi-detached homes. AL8 postcode is surrounded by lovely rolling countryside and tree-lined streets, which create a peaceful environment. The close proximity of London Colney and Colney Heath to St Albans makes transport links comfortable and convenient.

The AL8 postcode is served by numerous local primary schools as well as several neighbourhood convenience stores. The area is home to places of worship, such as St Paul's Church and St Peter's Church, and recreational amenities, including the Colney Heath recreation ground and Princess Alice playing fields, which are frequently used by teams and schools from the local area. Woods Park Community Sports Centre is also a major draw in the town.

Colney Heath is also home to an eclectic mix of pubs, restaurants and bars. It has become a popular destination for those searching for a place for entertainment, relaxation or an evening out. Some of the pubs in the town include The Swan, The Crown, The Kettle & Bun and The Unicorn. For those looking for fine dining, there is the Coriander and Bennetts Bar in London Colney, the Proud's Pizzeria in St Albans, and The White Horse in Colney Heath.

The AL8 postcode is in close proximity to the M25, which provides easy access to central London and the Midlands, as well as to St Albans City Train Station, which provides fast connections into London. Finally, Stansted Airport is also easily accessible, with numerous car parks and taxi services, providing an ideal destination for business travellers.

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  • 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%.

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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.

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

AL8 Electoral Wards

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

Ayot Green
Ayot St Peter
Digswell Park
Hatfield Hyde
The Frythe
Welwyn Garden City
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