Cottonmill lane is in St Albans in the county of Hertfordshire which resides in the East of England region of England. The postcode is within the Sopwell ward, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page is a collection of useful information for Cottonmill lane, St Albans, and the neighbourhood in which it resides.

Regarding the Index of Multiple Deprivation, AL1 2HH has a score of 11852 out of 32844.

We found 3 house sales in AL1 2HH. The most recent transaction was number THE LODGE that sold for £1,750,000 on 26 Aug 2014. The most expensive house purchase so far has been number THE LODGE that sold for £1,750,000 on 26 Aug 2014 and the lowest has been number THE LODGE that sold for £400,000 on 18 May 1998. If you are interested in more detailed information then keep reading as we give insights about all of them in this page later on.

Social grade

The figures shown are per-household between the ages of 16-64.

24 - AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions
22 - C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions
13 - C2 - Skilled manual workers
24 - DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers

The most common ethnicity is Bangladeshi. Residents have the following ethnicities: 240 White, 1 Gypsy, 1 Indian, 23 Bangladeshi, 14 Other asian, 9 Black, 6 Mixed.


According to the 2011 Census, the UK population claims itself as 87% white. The second largest group are asian 6% and black 3%.

White: 240
Gypsy: 1
Indian: 1
Pakistani: 0
Bangladeshi: 23
Chinese: 1
Other Asian: 14
Black: 9
Mixed: 6
Other: 0

Housing tenure

The national average of social housing is over 18%.

Owned outright: 23
Mortgage: 36
Shared Ownership: 0
Council: 49
Social other: 1
Private rented: 6
Private employer: 1
Private relative: 0
Private other: 0
Rent free: 0

House prices

THE LODGE, COTTONMILL LANE, AL1 2HH, ST ALBANS, ST ALBANS Leasehold, Detached house Sold for £1,750,000 on 26 Aug 2014
THE LODGE, COTTONMILL LANE, AL1 2HH, ST. ALBANS, ST. ALBANS, ST ALBANS Leasehold, Detached house Sold for £622,750 on 31 Jul 1998
THE LODGE, COTTONMILL LANE, AL1 2HH, ST. ALBANS, ST. ALBANS, ST ALBANS Leasehold, Detached house Sold for £400,000 on 18 May 1998

In 2011 this place had 7 detached houses, 84 semi-detached houses, 18 terraced houses, 4 flats, 6 converted house shares, 0 flats in commercial buildings, 0 caravans.

The most common house type here is Semi-Detached house.

Accommodation type

Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets

Detached: 7
Semi-detached : 84
Terraced: 18
Flat: 4
Converted house share: 6
Flat in commercial: 0
Caravan: 0


Please bear in mind that an individual may hold one or more passports.

No passport: 39
UK: 234
Ireland: 5
Other EU: 10
Other Non EU: 0
Africa: 0
Middle East & Asia: 7
North America & Caribbean: 3
Central America: 0
South America: 0
Antarctica & Oceania: 0
British Overseas: 0


The UK is mainly a Christian country, with 59% of residents. 25% of the population claim to have no religion. 4% of the population identify themselves as Muslim, 1.3% Hindu, 0.7% Sikh, 0.5% Jewish, 0.4% Buddhist, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian: 177
Buddhist: 1
Hindu: 4
Jewish: 0
Muslim: 23
Sikh: 0
Other: 0
No religion: 71
Not stated: 19


Income rank


Proportion of the population experiencing deprivation relating to low income

Employment rank


Proportion of the working-age population in an area involuntarily excluded from the labour market

Education skills rank


Lack of attainment skills in local population

Health rank


Risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life

Crime rank


Risk of personal victimisation

Living environment rank


Measures the quality of the local environment

Income affecting children rank


Proportion of all children aged 0 to 15 living in income deprived families

Income affecting older rank


Proportion of all those aged 60 or over who experience income deprivation.

Children rank


Attainment of qualifications among children

Adult skill rank


Lack of qualifications in the resident working-age adult population

Geographical barrier rank


Physical proximity of local services

Wider barrier rank


Accessability of housing due to affordability

Indoor rank


Quality of housing

Outdoor rank


E.g. Air quality, road accidents


No qualification: 56
GCSES 1 to 4 any grades: 72
NVQ Level 1: 19
One A level: 90
NVQ Level 2: 23
Apprenticeship: 14
Two plus A level: 50
NVQ Level 3: 16
Degree: 49
NVQ Level 4-5: 10
Professional qualification: 30
Other vocational qualification: 40

The median age of this location's residents is 38.0 while the mean age is 39.04746. The most frequent age group is Thirty to fourty-four. These conclusions are made from the following data: 0-4 years: 16, 5-7 years: 10, 8-9 years: 5, 10-14 years: 17, 16-17 years: 9, 18-19 years: 11, 20-24 years: 16, 25-29 years: 18, 25-29 years: 18, 30-44 years: 65, 45-59 years: 57, 60-64 years: 25, 65-74 years: 25, 75-84 years: 10, 85-89 years: 2.

This location in St. albans is categorised as Urban city and town.

Some people have different preferences regarding the altitude of areas, this postcode's altitude is 77 metres above sea level. Areas at higher altitudes could be more favourable due to the expected rise of sea levels in the not so distant future.

116 had very good health and 2 had very bad in this area.

Room number

This data lists the total number of room each house have.

One: 0
Two: 5
Three: 11
Four: 7
Five: 28
Six: 43
Seven: 9
Eight: 5
Nine: 8

According to the latest census which took place in 2011, this postcode had a population of 4 people that includes overnight visitors as well as permanent residents. Furthermore, there were 1 households.

Household size

This data lists the total number of people normally resident within each household.

One: 34
Two: 32
Three: 19
Four: 19
Five: 8
Six: 4
Eight: 0


Across the UK, the gender split is equal.

Total: 295
Males: 150
Females: 145


Health is usually influenced by age and the affluence of a neighbourhood, since deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Total: 295
Very good: 116
Good: 114
Fair: 45
Bad: 18
Very bad: 2

Many postcodes have been retired over the years but AL1 2HH is not one of them and it was first introduced on 01 Jan 1980.

Geographically this area resides in -0.324505 longitude and 51.735744 latitude.

If you are interested in getting to know more about the location codes of this area then it might also be valuable that it resides 515796 eastings and 205443 northings.

Some might find it useful that this area's grid reference number is TL157054. The grid reference number uses cartesian coordinates.

The district code of AL1 2HH is E07000240 and its county code is E10000015.

Its MSOA code is E02004940, its LSOA code is E01023738, its parish code is E43000079 and its constituency code is E14000960. These codes can come handy when you want to find out more about this location as not all services work with postcode.

Furthermore this area is in a national park.

We found 9 crimes in AL1 2HH in December 2018. Our records show that there were 2 antisocial behaviours, 4 violence and anti-social behaviours, 0 burglaries, 0 criminal damage and arsons, 0 drugs and 1 vehicle crimes. For more detailed analysis please continue reading as we have data for each crime type and all the nearby streets, close to AL1 2HH.

Crime type Last outcome
Violence and sexual offencesUnder investigation
Crime type Last outcome
Violence and sexual offencesUnable to prosecute suspect
Crime type Last outcome
Other theftUnder investigation
Crime type Last outcome
Violence and sexual offencesUnder investigation
Crime type Last outcome
Violence and sexual offencesUnder investigation
Crime type Last outcome
Anti-social behaviour
Public orderInvestigation complete
Vehicle crimeInvestigation complete
Crime type Last outcome
Anti-social behaviour

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Longitude -0.324505
Latitude 51.735744
Easting 515796
Northing 205443
Altitude 77
The geographic X and Y coordinates are the approximate centre of the location covered by AL1 2HH postal code.


Locality ST. ALBANS
District ST ALBANS
County Hertfordshire
District St Albans
Ward Sopwell
Country England
Constituency St Albans
Region East of England
Parish "St Albans, unparished area"


Active true
Terminated Postcode
County Code E10000015
National Park
Built Up Area
Built Up Subdivision
Lower Layer Super Output Area St Albans 017B
Grid Ref TL157054
District Code E07000240
London Zone
LSOA Code E01023738
MSOA Code E02004940
Middle Layer Super Output Area St Albans 017
Parish Code E43000079
Census Output Area E00120558
Constituency Code E14000960