Area Information for Watford, WD17 2JL

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 2JL, 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 2JL:

Lower High Street, Watford, WD17 2JJ
Local Board Road, Watford, WD17 2JP
High Street, Watford, WD17 2HW
High Street, Watford, WD17 2HN
Century Park, Dalton Way, Watford, WD17 2SF
Lower High Street, Watford, WD17 2DB

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 2JL 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 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 1
Semi-Detached 3
Terraced 16
Flat (Purpose-Built) 130
Flat (Converted) 5
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 156
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 67
Owned with Mortgage 27
Shared Ownership 11
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 21
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 4
Total 140

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 104
Two People 26
Three People 6
Four People 3
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 140

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 17
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 19
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 47

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Central ward however contains significantly more women than average (65%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 66
Female 125
Total 191

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around WD17 2JL has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 57% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 5
5-7 3
8-9 3
10-14 1
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 0
20-24 6
25-29 19
30-44 26
45-59 15
60-64 5
65-74 17
75-84 55
85-89 20
90+ 16
Total 191

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WD17 2JL the number widowed residents is high - 32% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 43
Married 44
Divorced 24
Separated 7
Widowed 61
Same Sex 0
Total 179

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.

However, this area of the Central ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (65%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 48
Good 76
Fair 50
Bad 13
Very Bad 4
Total 191

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

WD17 2JL and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 41% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 60
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 11
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 13
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 15
No GCSEs or Equivalent 74
Other 5
Total 179

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 86% 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 164
Indian 9
Chinese 4
Other Asian 6
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 4
Total 191

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 140
Wales 4
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 10
Other 27
Total 191

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 2JL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 140
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 27

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 122
No Religion 34
Buddhist 1
Hindu 11
Jewish 6
Muslim 5
Sikh 2
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 10
Total 191

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Central ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 56% 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 49
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 0
Total 88

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 4
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 3
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 61

Watford, WD17 2JL 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 2JL
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 2JL. 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 2JL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Watford, WD17 2JL. The nearest railway station is Watford High Street, approximately 430 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Watford High Street 430 yards
Bushey 550 yards
Watford Junction 1 mile
Carpenders Park 1.5 miles
Watford North 1.8 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 2.6 miles
Hatch End 2.9 miles
Headstone Lane 3.5 miles
Rickmansworth 3.7 miles
Radlett 3.9 miles
Bricket Wood 4.1 miles
Kings Langley 4.5 miles
Harrow & Wealdstone 4.7 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 4.7 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 5.1 miles
Harrow-on-the-Hill 5.4 miles
Chorleywood 5.6 miles
Kenton 5.6 miles
Park Street 5.6 miles
West Ruislip 5.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Watford, WD17 2JL. The nearest Overground station is Watford High Street, approximately 430 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Watford, WD17 2JL. The nearest is Field Junior School, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Field Junior School 410 yards
    
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) 410 yards
    
Bushey and Oxhey Infant School 710 yards
    
Central Primary School 780 yards
    
Bromet Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Bushey Manor Junior School 0.6 miles
    
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Chater Junior School 0.7 miles
    
Laurance Haines School 0.8 miles
    
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and Nursery 0.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Watford, WD17 2JL. The nearest is Watford Grammar School for Girls, approximately 760 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Watford Grammar School for Girls 760 yards
    
Bushey Academy 0.8 miles  
Queens' School 1 mile
    
Watford Grammar School for Boys 1.2 miles
    
Westfield Academy 1.2 miles
    
The Watford UTC 1.2 miles
    
Bushey Meads School 1.7 miles
    
Croxley Danes School 1.8 miles  
Stanborough Secondary School 2.5 miles  
Rickmansworth School 2.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Watford, WD17 2JL. The nearest is Manor View Practice, approximately 0.7 miles 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 2JL. The nearest is Dr D Sair & Associates , approximately 0.6 miles 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 2JL. The nearest is Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre, approximately 630 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Watford, WD17 2JL. The nearest is Tesco Opticians, approximately 220 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Tesco Opticians 220 yards
Boots-Watford - Harlequin Centre 620 yards
David Clulow (Opticians) Ltd 650 yards
Vision Express 710 yards
Specsaversn Opticians 870 yards
J B Richards half a mile
Boots-Watford - High St half a mile
Weston Opticians Ltd half a mile
Gardener & Basson Opticians 0.9 miles
Stewart-Dick Opticians 1.4 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.