Area Information for The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1LN
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1LN is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.
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We have found one property sale in The Parade since the beginning of 1995.
Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.
Housing Types Embed This
The area containing The Parade, High Street, Watford consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.
|Residence in Commercial Building||43|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing The Parade, High Street, Watford contains a higher than average level of social housing - 36% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||29|
|Rented: From Council||11|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||51|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||50|
Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top
This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.
Social Grade Embed This
Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||47|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||56|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||15|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||36|
Gender Embed This Back to Top
Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around WD17 1LN however is predominantly male (63%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).
Age Groups Embed This Back to Top
Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of WD17 1LN there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 54% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.
Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.
Health Embed This Back to Top
Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.
Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.
The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.
|Highest Qualification Level Achieved|
|Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc)||86|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||23|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||23|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||33|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||31|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 71% white.
As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.
There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.
Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top
In this area (The Parade, High Street, Watford), 56% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.
At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.
|Country of Birth|
|Republic of Ireland||6|
Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top
Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to WD17 1LN
|Republic of Ireland||7|
|Europe (including European Union)||36|
|Middle East or Asia||21|
|North America or Caribbean||3|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||1|
Religion Embed This Back to Top
England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Central ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 52% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.
Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||19|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||21|
|Looking After Home or Family||11|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||14|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||10|
|Accommodation and Food||17|
|Information and Communication||15|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||6|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||10|
|Public Administration and Defence||10|
|HealthInc. Social Work||14|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||10|
The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1LN is within the Watford Central policing neighbourhood, under the Hertfordshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In December 2019, 357 crimes were reported within half a mile of WD17 1LN.
|Crime:||Click here to view 357 crimes committed near The Parade|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Below are the details of the closest services to WD17 1LN. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for WD17 1LN.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1LN. The nearest railway station is Watford Junction, approximately 680 yards away.
|Watford Junction||680 yards|
|Watford High Street||0.5 miles|
|Watford North||1.3 miles|
|Garston (Hertfordshire)||2.1 miles|
|Carpenders Park||2.2 miles|
|Hatch End||3.6 miles|
|Bricket Wood||3.7 miles|
|Kings Langley||3.7 miles|
|Headstone Lane||4.3 miles|
|How Wood (Hertfordshire)||4.7 miles|
|Elstree & Borehamwood||5.2 miles|
|Park Street||5.3 miles|
|Harrow & Wealdstone||5.4 miles|
|West Ruislip||6.3 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1LN. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 740 yards away.
|Watford Junction Overground Station||740 yards|
|Watford High Street Overground Station||0.5 miles|
|Watford Tube Station||0.7 miles|
|Bushey Overground Station||1.1 miles|
|Croxley Tube Station||2 miles|
|Carpenders Park Overground Station||2.2 miles|
|Moor Park Tube Station||2.4 miles|
|Rickmansworth Tube Station||3.4 miles|
|Northwood Tube Station||3.4 miles|
|Hatch End Overground Station||3.6 miles|
|Northwood Hills Tube Station||4 miles|
|Headstone Lane Overground Station||4.3 miles|
|Pinner Tube Station||4.6 miles|
|Stanmore Tube Station||4.9 miles|
|Chorleywood Tube Station||5.1 miles|
|North Harrow Tube Station||5.3 miles|
|Harrow & Wealdstone Tube Station||5.4 miles|
|Harrow & Wealdstone Overground Station||5.4 miles|
|Eastcote Tube Station||5.7 miles|
|Canons Park Tube Station||5.7 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1LN. The nearest is Watford St John's Church of England Primary School, approximately 270 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Watford St John's Church of England Primary School||270 yards||
|Chater Junior School||600 yards||
|Lanchester Community Free School||610 yards||
|Central Primary School||700 yards||
|Chater Infant School||810 yards||
|Field Junior School||0.7 miles||
|Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery)||0.7 miles||
|Laurance Haines School||0.9 miles||
|Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School||0.9 miles||
|Nascot Wood Junior School||0.9 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1LN. The nearest is Watford Grammar School for Girls, approximately 760 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Watford Grammar School for Girls||760 yards||
|Watford Grammar School for Boys||0.7 miles||
|The Watford UTC||0.7 miles||
|Westfield Academy||1 mile||
|Queens' School||1.3 miles||
|Bushey Academy||1.5 miles|
|Croxley Danes School||1.8 miles|
|Stanborough Secondary School||1.9 miles|
|Bushey Meads School||2.3 miles||
|Rickmansworth School||2.6 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1LN. The nearest is Cassio Surgery - E82603, approximately 230 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Cassio Surgery - E82603||230 yards|
|Meadowell Centre||230 yards|
|Upton Road Surgery||250 yards|
|SUTHERGREY HOUSE MEDICAL CENTRE||290 yards|
|The Elms Surgery/ Dr A Ahmad||510 yards|
|Manor View Practice at Callowland||0.9 miles|
|Bridgewater Surgeries||1.1 miles|
|Attenborough Surgery-Holywell Branch||1.1 miles|
|Tudor Surgery||1.2 miles|
|Manor View Practice||1.4 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1LN. The nearest is Refresh Dental Care, approximately 210 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Refresh Dental Care||210 yards|
|Bluecross Dental Care||220 yards|
|Watford Orthodontics||220 yards|
|Cassio Dental Practice||290 yards|
|Dr D Sair & Associates||420 yards|
|Novocare Dental||490 yards|
|Bupa Dental Care, Watford||620 yards|
|Watford Orthodontic Practice||640 yards|
|Mullish Mr AR||0.6 miles|
|Watford Dental Practice||0.8 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1LN. The nearest is Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre, approximately 750 yards away.
|Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre||750 yards|
|Watford General Hospital||0.7 miles|
|Harmoni HQ||1.5 miles|
|Langley House Community Hospital||1.8 miles|
|West Hertfordshire Hospitals Therapy Unit||3.2 miles|
|InHealth - Spire Bushey Hospital||3.3 miles|
|Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital At Spire Bushey||3.3 miles|
|Spire Bushey Hospital||3.3 miles|
|BMI Bishops Wood Hospital||3.5 miles|
|Mount Vernon Hospital||3.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1LN. The nearest is Gardener & Basson Opticians, approximately 220 yards away.
|Gardener & Basson Opticians||220 yards|
|Boots-Watford - High St||470 yards|
|Weston Opticians Ltd||470 yards|
|Specsaversn Opticians||510 yards|
|Vision Express||680 yards|
|David Clulow (Opticians) Ltd||720 yards|
|J B Richards||770 yards|
|Boots-Watford - Harlequin Centre||770 yards|
|Tesco Opticians||0.7 miles|
|Stewart-Dick Opticians||0.8 miles|
* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.
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Broadband in WD17 1LN
This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.
Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 6 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||51.1Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||80Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||11.7Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||20Mbps|
|Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available||Yes|
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