Area Information for The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1LN

The Parade in Watford is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Central ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Watford. This page combines information for the address The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1LN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WD17 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for WD17 1LN.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Watford
Ward Central
Constituency Watford
Region Eastern
Country England


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1LN:

The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1LU
The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1AH
The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1NN
Albert Road South, Watford, WD17 1PE
The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1LJ
The Parade, High Street, Watford, WD17 1AW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WD17 as a whole.

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.

Using this Information Commercially

The information we provide on the website is done so without charge. However, if you wish to use this data on other websites, or in any other public medium should consult our data sources page for information on how you should correctly attribute the information.

House Prices

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.

Housing Types
Detached 0
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 133
Flat (Converted) 9
Residence in Commercial Building 43
Total 188
Are these numbers higher than you expected? Click here for explanation.

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%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 20
Owned with Mortgage 29
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 11
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 51
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 50
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 6
Total 170

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.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 118
Two People 33
Three People 13
Four People 5
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 170

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.

Social Grade
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
Total 154

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).

Gender
Male 156
Female 93
Total 249

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.

Age Groups
0-4 15
5-7 4
8-9 3
10-14 4
15 0
16-17 1
18-19 16
20-24 19
25-29 41
30-44 82
45-59 38
60-64 7
65-74 12
75-84 4
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 249

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.

Relationship Status
Single 134
Married 38
Divorced 36
Separated 8
Widowed 6
Same Sex 1
Total 223

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.

Health
Very Good 109
Good 90
Fair 31
Bad 18
Very Bad 1
Total 249

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
Apprenticeship 5
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
Other 22
Total 223

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.

Ethnic Group
White 176
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 9
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 5
Other Asian 23
Black African 14
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 1
Total 249

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
England 139
Wales 3
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 27
Other 70
Total 249

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

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 149
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 36
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 21
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 29

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.

Religion
Christian 106
No Religion 72
Buddhist 2
Hindu 7
Jewish 4
Muslim 26
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 32
Total 249

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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 113
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 21
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 2
Total 216

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 7
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 17
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 151

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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 357 crimes committed near The Parade
Neighbourhood Team Address Watford Central
Shady Lane
WD17 1DD
Force Website: http://www.herts.police.uk/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

Key: Tube Stations Tube Station DLR Stations DLR Station Railway Stations Railway Station Hospitals Hospital GP Practices GP Dentists Dentist Opticians Optician Primary School Primary School Secondary School Secondary School

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.

Name Approximate Distance*
Watford Junction 680 yards
Watford High Street 0.5 miles
Bushey 1.1 miles
Watford North 1.3 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 2.1 miles
Carpenders Park 2.2 miles
Rickmansworth 3.4 miles
Hatch End 3.6 miles
Bricket Wood 3.7 miles
Kings Langley 3.7 miles
Radlett 4 miles
Headstone Lane 4.3 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 4.7 miles
Chorleywood 5.1 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 5.2 miles
Park Street 5.3 miles
Harrow & Wealdstone 5.4 miles
Apsley 5.8 miles
Harrow-on-the-Hill 6.1 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.

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.

Nearest Dentists

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.

Nearest Hospitals

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.

Nearest Opticians

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.

* 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.


 

Compare Broadband

Want to find out which broadband package is right for you? StreetCheck now offers a handy broadband comparison tool.

Compare Broadband Now

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.

Our latest broadband offer
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

Top Broadband Suppliers Back to Top

Thanks to a survey[link] performed for Broadband Genie, we can show you the best broadband suppliers in the United Kingdom as of 2019. The most popular supplier was Plusnet, based on average scores for value, support, speed, reliability, customer service, security and whether the customer would recommend the supplier.

Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

Looking for a broadband package? StreetCheck now offers a handy broadband comparison tool, click the button below to get started.

Compare Broadband