Area Information for Watford, WD17 1WF
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in May 2005. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.
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 Watford, WD17 1WF:
|Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JY|
|Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JZ|
|Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1HD|
|Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JT|
|Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1JR|
|Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1DY|
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 Watford, WD17 1WF 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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There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 Watford consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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||8|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Watford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 47% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.
|Owned with Mortgage||49|
|Rented: From Council||0|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||2|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||64|
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||46|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||39|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||23|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||18|
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 1WF however is predominantly male (56%). 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
The postcode WD17 1WF does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.
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)||103|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||27|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||26|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||29|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||27|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 78% 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 (Watford), 65% 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||7|
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 1WF
|Republic of Ireland||6|
|Europe (including European Union)||39|
|Middle East or Asia||11|
|North America or Caribbean||1|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||5|
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 - 54% 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)||20|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||13|
|Looking After Home or Family||9|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||9|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||9|
|Accommodation and Food||3|
|Information and Communication||18|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||6|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||17|
|Public Administration and Defence||8|
|HealthInc. Social Work||13|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||10|
Watford, WD17 1WF 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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near WD17 1WF|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Below are the details of the closest services to WD17 1WF. 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 1WF.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Watford, WD17 1WF. The nearest railway station is Watford High Street, approximately 700 yards away.
|Watford High Street||700 yards|
|Watford Junction||760 yards|
|Watford North||1.3 miles|
|Carpenders Park||2.1 miles|
|Garston (Hertfordshire)||2.1 miles|
|Hatch End||3.5 miles|
|Bricket Wood||3.7 miles|
|Kings Langley||3.8 miles|
|Headstone Lane||4.2 miles|
|How Wood (Hertfordshire)||4.7 miles|
|Elstree & Borehamwood||5 miles|
|Harrow & Wealdstone||5.3 miles|
|Park Street||5.3 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Watford, WD17 1WF. The nearest Overground station is Watford High Street, approximately 700 yards away.
|Watford High Street Overground Station||700 yards|
|Watford Junction Overground Station||800 yards|
|Watford Tube Station||0.9 miles|
|Bushey Overground Station||1 mile|
|Croxley Tube Station||2.1 miles|
|Carpenders Park Overground Station||2.1 miles|
|Moor Park Tube Station||2.4 miles|
|Northwood Tube Station||3.4 miles|
|Rickmansworth Tube Station||3.5 miles|
|Hatch End Overground Station||3.5 miles|
|Northwood Hills Tube Station||4 miles|
|Headstone Lane Overground Station||4.1 miles|
|Pinner Tube Station||4.5 miles|
|Stanmore Tube Station||4.8 miles|
|Harrow & Wealdstone Tube Station||5.2 miles|
|Chorleywood Tube Station||5.2 miles|
|North Harrow Tube Station||5.2 miles|
|Harrow & Wealdstone Overground Station||5.2 miles|
|Canons Park Tube Station||5.6 miles|
|Eastcote Tube Station||5.6 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Watford, WD17 1WF. The nearest is Watford St John's Church of England Primary School, approximately 110 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Watford St John's Church of England Primary School||110 yards||
|Central Primary School||430 yards||
|Chater Junior School||630 yards||
|Lanchester Community Free School||half a mile||
|Chater Infant School||0.5 miles||
|Field Junior School||0.6 miles||
|Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery)||0.6 miles||
|Laurance Haines School||0.9 miles||
|Bushey and Oxhey Infant School||1 mile||
|Knutsford Primary Academy||1 mile||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Watford, WD17 1WF. The nearest is Watford Grammar School for Girls, approximately 620 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Watford Grammar School for Girls||620 yards||
|The Watford UTC||0.7 miles||
|Watford Grammar School for Boys||0.8 miles||
|Westfield Academy||1.1 miles||
|Queens' School||1.2 miles||
|Bushey Academy||1.4 miles|
|Croxley Danes School||1.8 miles|
|Stanborough Secondary School||2 miles|
|Bushey Meads School||2.1 miles||
|Rickmansworth School||2.7 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Watford, WD17 1WF. The nearest is Upton Road Surgery, approximately 330 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Upton Road Surgery||330 yards|
|Cassio Surgery - E82603||340 yards|
|Meadowell Centre||340 yards|
|SUTHERGREY HOUSE MEDICAL CENTRE||490 yards|
|The Elms Surgery/ Dr A Ahmad||770 yards|
|Manor View Practice at Callowland||1 mile|
|Attenborough Surgery-Holywell Branch||1.2 miles|
|Bridgewater Surgeries||1.2 miles|
|Manor View Practice||1.2 miles|
|Tudor Surgery||1.2 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Watford, WD17 1WF. The nearest is Bluecross Dental Care, approximately 160 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Bluecross Dental Care||160 yards|
|Watford Orthodontics||160 yards|
|Dr D Sair & Associates||280 yards|
|Refresh Dental Care||420 yards|
|Cassio Dental Practice||530 yards|
|Novocare Dental||740 yards|
|Bupa Dental Care, Watford||790 yards|
|Watford Orthodontic Practice||0.5 miles|
|Mullish Mr AR||0.7 miles|
|Watford Dental Practice||0.9 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Watford, WD17 1WF. The nearest is Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre, approximately 500 yards away.
|Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre||500 yards|
|Watford General Hospital||0.7 miles|
|Harmoni HQ||1.5 miles|
|Langley House Community Hospital||1.8 miles|
|InHealth - Spire Bushey Hospital||3.1 miles|
|Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital At Spire Bushey||3.1 miles|
|Spire Bushey Hospital||3.1 miles|
|West Hertfordshire Hospitals Therapy Unit||3.3 miles|
|BMI Bishops Wood Hospital||3.5 miles|
|Mount Vernon Hospital||3.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Watford, WD17 1WF. The nearest is Boots-Watford - High St, approximately 260 yards away.
|Boots-Watford - High St||260 yards|
|Weston Opticians Ltd||260 yards|
|Specsaversn Opticians||290 yards|
|Vision Express||420 yards|
|David Clulow (Opticians) Ltd||480 yards|
|Gardener & Basson Opticians||480 yards|
|Boots-Watford - Harlequin Centre||520 yards|
|J B Richards||680 yards|
|Tesco Opticians||0.6 miles|
|Stewart-Dick Opticians||0.9 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.