Area Information for Watford, WD17 2GQ
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in November 2001. 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 2GQ:
|High Street, Watford, WD17 2DQ|
|Queens Road, Watford, WD17 2LH|
|Queens Road, Watford, WD17 2LJ|
|The Harlequin, Watford, WD17 2TH|
|The Harlequin, Watford, WD17 2EJ|
|The Harlequin, Watford, WD17 2TB|
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 2GQ 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 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||19|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Watford contains a higher than average level of social housing - 40% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||34|
|Rented: From Council||6|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||66|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||60|
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||38|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||54|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||29|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||50|
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 2GQ however is predominantly male (58%). 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 2GQ 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)||84|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||22|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||37|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||63|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||44|
Ethnic Group Embed This
Watford can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 62% so.
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), 64% 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||0|
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 2GQ
|Republic of Ireland||1|
|Europe (including European Union)||29|
|Middle East or Asia||12|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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
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)||26|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||31|
|Looking After Home or Family||8|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||22|
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||12|
|Accommodation and Food||13|
|Information and Communication||18|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||3|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||9|
|Public Administration and Defence||6|
|HealthInc. Social Work||20|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||9|
Watford, WD17 2GQ 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 2GQ|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Below are the details of the closest services to WD17 2GQ. 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 2GQ.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Watford, WD17 2GQ. The nearest railway station is Watford High Street, approximately 320 yards away.
|Watford High Street||320 yards|
|Watford Junction||0.6 miles|
|Watford North||1.5 miles|
|Carpenders Park||1.9 miles|
|Garston (Hertfordshire)||2.3 miles|
|Hatch End||3.3 miles|
|Bricket Wood||3.8 miles|
|Headstone Lane||3.9 miles|
|Kings Langley||4 miles|
|How Wood (Hertfordshire)||4.8 miles|
|Elstree & Borehamwood||4.9 miles|
|Harrow & Wealdstone||5.1 miles|
|Park Street||5.4 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Watford, WD17 2GQ. The nearest Overground station is Watford High Street, approximately 320 yards away.
|Watford High Street Overground Station||320 yards|
|Watford Junction Overground Station||0.6 miles|
|Bushey Overground Station||0.8 miles|
|Watford Tube Station||1 mile|
|Carpenders Park Overground Station||1.9 miles|
|Croxley Tube Station||2.1 miles|
|Moor Park Tube Station||2.4 miles|
|Northwood Tube Station||3.3 miles|
|Hatch End Overground Station||3.3 miles|
|Rickmansworth Tube Station||3.6 miles|
|Northwood Hills Tube Station||3.8 miles|
|Headstone Lane Overground Station||3.9 miles|
|Pinner Tube Station||4.3 miles|
|Stanmore Tube Station||4.6 miles|
|Harrow & Wealdstone Tube Station||5 miles|
|North Harrow Tube Station||5 miles|
|Harrow & Wealdstone Overground Station||5 miles|
|Chorleywood Tube Station||5.3 miles|
|Canons Park Tube Station||5.4 miles|
|Eastcote Tube Station||5.4 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Watford, WD17 2GQ. The nearest is Central Primary School, approximately 220 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Central Primary School||220 yards||
|Watford St John's Church of England Primary School||460 yards||
|Field Junior School||670 yards||
|Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery)||670 yards||
|Chater Junior School||680 yards||
|Chater Infant School||0.6 miles||
|Lanchester Community Free School||0.7 miles||
|Bushey and Oxhey Infant School||0.8 miles||
|Laurance Haines School||0.8 miles||
|Bromet Primary School||0.9 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Watford, WD17 2GQ. The nearest is Watford Grammar School for Girls, approximately 400 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Watford Grammar School for Girls||400 yards||
|Watford Grammar School for Boys||0.9 miles||
|The Watford UTC||0.9 miles||
|Westfield Academy||1.1 miles||
|Queens' School||1.1 miles||
|Bushey Academy||1.2 miles|
|Croxley Danes School||1.8 miles|
|Bushey Meads School||2 miles||
|Stanborough Secondary School||2.2 miles|
|Rickmansworth School||2.7 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Watford, WD17 2GQ. The nearest is Upton Road Surgery, approximately 560 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Upton Road Surgery||560 yards|
|Cassio Surgery - E82603||580 yards|
|Meadowell Centre||580 yards|
|SUTHERGREY HOUSE MEDICAL CENTRE||870 yards|
|The Elms Surgery/ Dr A Ahmad||0.6 miles|
|Manor View Practice||1 mile|
|Attenborough Surgery||1.1 miles|
|Attenborough Surgery-Holywell Branch||1.1 miles|
|Manor View Practice at Callowland||1.2 miles|
|Bridgewater Surgeries||1.2 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Watford, WD17 2GQ. The nearest is Dr D Sair & Associates , approximately 300 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Dr D Sair & Associates||300 yards|
|Bluecross Dental Care||430 yards|
|Watford Orthodontics||430 yards|
|Refresh Dental Care||710 yards|
|Cassio Dental Practice||820 yards|
|Novocare Dental||0.6 miles|
|Bupa Dental Care, Watford||0.7 miles|
|Watford Orthodontic Practice||0.7 miles|
|Mullish Mr AR||0.9 miles|
|Rajani Mrs SK & Associates||1 mile|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Watford, WD17 2GQ. The nearest is Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre, approximately 130 yards away.
|Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre||130 yards|
|Watford General Hospital||0.6 miles|
|Harmoni HQ||1.6 miles|
|Langley House Community Hospital||2 miles|
|InHealth - Spire Bushey Hospital||2.9 miles|
|Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital At Spire Bushey||2.9 miles|
|Spire Bushey Hospital||2.9 miles|
|BMI Bishops Wood Hospital||3.5 miles|
|West Hertfordshire Hospitals Therapy Unit||3.5 miles|
|Mount Vernon Hospital||3.5 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Watford, WD17 2GQ. The nearest is Vision Express, approximately 60 yards away.
|Vision Express||60 yards|
|David Clulow (Opticians) Ltd||100 yards|
|Boots-Watford - Harlequin Centre||150 yards|
|Specsaversn Opticians||160 yards|
|Boots-Watford - High St||190 yards|
|Weston Opticians Ltd||190 yards|
|J B Richards||540 yards|
|Tesco Opticians||640 yards|
|Gardener & Basson Opticians||810 yards|
|Stewart-Dick Opticians||1 mile|
* 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.