Area Information for Watford, WD17 1WF

This postcode 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 Watford, WD17 1WF, 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.

Please Note

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.

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 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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House Prices

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.

Housing Types
Detached 2
Semi-Detached 7
Terraced 79
Flat (Purpose-Built) 16
Flat (Converted) 30
Residence in Commercial Building 8
Total 142
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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%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 21
Owned with Mortgage 49
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 64
Rent Free 0
Total 136

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 61
Two People 41
Three People 20
Four People 12
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 136

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 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
Total 126

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).

Gender
Male 155
Female 123
Total 278

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 29
5-7 10
8-9 1
10-14 7
15 0
16-17 1
18-19 4
20-24 17
25-29 34
30-44 115
45-59 34
60-64 10
65-74 10
75-84 5
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 278

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.

Relationship Status
Single 137
Married 62
Divorced 23
Separated 5
Widowed 4
Same Sex 0
Total 231

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 132
Good 111
Fair 24
Bad 11
Very Bad 0
Total 278

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
Apprenticeship 9
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
Other 10
Total 231

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.

Ethnic Group
White 217
Mixed Ethnicity 15
Indian 4
Pakistani 2
Chinese 3
Other Asian 14
Black African 15
Black Caribbean 8
Total 278

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
England 182
Wales 1
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 33
Other 50
Total 278

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

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 168
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 39
African Countries 14
Middle East or Asia 11
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 31

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 148
No Religion 79
Buddhist 1
Hindu 5
Jewish 4
Muslim 18
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 21
Total 278

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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 121
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 20
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 19
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 3
Total 225

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 8
Construction 21
RetailInc. Wholesale 31
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 18
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 166

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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near WD17 1WF
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.

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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.

Name Approximate Distance*
Watford High Street 700 yards
Watford Junction 760 yards
Bushey 0.9 miles
Watford North 1.3 miles
Carpenders Park 2.1 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 2.1 miles
Hatch End 3.5 miles
Rickmansworth 3.5 miles
Bricket Wood 3.7 miles
Kings Langley 3.8 miles
Radlett 3.9 miles
Headstone Lane 4.2 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 4.7 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 5 miles
Chorleywood 5.2 miles
Harrow & Wealdstone 5.3 miles
Park Street 5.3 miles
Apsley 5.9 miles
Harrow-on-the-Hill 6 miles
Kenton 6.3 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.

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.

Nearest Dentists

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.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Watford, WD17 1WF. The nearest is Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre, approximately 500 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Watford, WD17 1WF. The nearest is Boots-Watford - High St, approximately 260 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.