Area Information for Watford, WD17 2JL
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 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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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 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.
|Owned with Mortgage||27|
|Rented: From Council||0|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||9|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||21|
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||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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
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.
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|
|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 2JL
|Republic of Ireland||5|
|Europe (including European Union)||7|
|Middle East or Asia||8|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|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 - 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||5|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||1|
|Looking After Home or Family||3|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||2|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||2|
|Accommodation and Food||2|
|Information and Communication||8|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||5|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||9|
|HealthInc. Social Work||3|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||2|
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.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near WD17 2JL|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
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.
|Watford High Street||430 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|
|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|
|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.
|Watford High Street Overground Station||430 yards|
|Bushey Overground Station||590 yards|
|Watford Junction Overground Station||1 mile|
|Watford Tube Station||1.3 miles|
|Carpenders Park Overground Station||1.5 miles|
|Croxley Tube Station||2.3 miles|
|Moor Park Tube Station||2.3 miles|
|Hatch End Overground Station||2.9 miles|
|Northwood Tube Station||3.1 miles|
|Northwood Hills Tube Station||3.5 miles|
|Headstone Lane Overground Station||3.5 miles|
|Rickmansworth Tube Station||3.7 miles|
|Pinner Tube Station||3.9 miles|
|Stanmore Tube Station||4.2 miles|
|Harrow & Wealdstone Tube Station||4.6 miles|
|Harrow & Wealdstone Overground Station||4.6 miles|
|North Harrow Tube Station||4.6 miles|
|Canons Park Tube Station||5 miles|
|West Harrow Tube Station||5.1 miles|
|Eastcote Tube Station||5.1 miles|
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.
|Manor View Practice||0.7 miles|
|Upton Road Surgery||0.7 miles|
|Attenborough Surgery||0.7 miles|
|Cassio Surgery - E82603||0.7 miles|
|Meadowell Centre||0.7 miles|
|SUTHERGREY HOUSE MEDICAL CENTRE||0.9 miles|
|The Elms Surgery/ Dr A Ahmad||1.1 miles|
|Attenborough Surgery-Holywell Branch||1.2 miles|
|Bridgewater Surgeries||1.5 miles|
|The Attenborough Surgery-Carpenders Park Branch||1.6 miles|
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.
|Dr D Sair & Associates||0.6 miles|
|Bluecross Dental Care||0.7 miles|
|Watford Orthodontics||0.7 miles|
|Rajani Mrs SK & Associates||0.8 miles|
|Refresh Dental Care||0.8 miles|
|Cassio Dental Practice||0.9 miles|
|Bushey Dental Practice (Smith and Luck)||1 mile|
|Novocare Dental||1 mile|
|Bupa Dental Care, Watford||1.1 miles|
|Watford Orthodontic Practice||1.1 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Watford, WD17 2JL. The nearest is Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre, approximately 630 yards away.
|Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre||630 yards|
|Watford General Hospital||0.7 miles|
|Harmoni HQ||1.7 miles|
|Langley House Community Hospital||2.3 miles|
|InHealth - Spire Bushey Hospital||2.6 miles|
|Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital At Spire Bushey||2.6 miles|
|Spire Bushey Hospital||2.6 miles|
|BMI Bishops Wood Hospital||3.4 miles|
|Mount Vernon Hospital||3.4 miles|
|Northwood & Pinner Community Hospital||3.4 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Watford, WD17 2JL. The nearest is Tesco Opticians, approximately 220 yards away.
|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.