Area Information for Lower Derby Road, Watford, WD17 2NB

Lower Derby Road 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 Lower Derby Road, Watford, WD17 2NB, 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.

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 Lower Derby Road, Watford, WD17 2NB:

Water Lane, Watford, WD17 2NJ
Water Lane, Watford, WD17 2NH
Water Lane, Watford, WD17 2AP
New Road, Watford, WD17 2EX
Gladstone Road, Watford, WD17 2QZ
Derby Road, Watford, WD17 2LZ

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 Lower Derby Road, Watford, WD17 2NB 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 Lower Derby Road, 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 4
Semi-Detached 19
Terraced 31
Flat (Purpose-Built) 56
Flat (Converted) 55
Total 165
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Lower Derby Road, Watford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 49% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 21
Owned with Mortgage 53
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 74
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 156

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 75
Two People 48
Three People 20
Four People 7
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 156

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 30
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 52
C2 - Skilled manual workers 29
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 138

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Watford constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 53% male.

Gender
Male 156
Female 138
Total 294

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 16
5-7 3
8-9 3
10-14 4
15 1
16-17 8
18-19 2
20-24 30
25-29 50
30-44 94
45-59 45
60-64 12
65-74 16
75-84 8
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 294

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WD17 2NB there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 52% 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.

Relationship Status
Single 153
Married 76
Divorced 22
Separated 9
Widowed 6
Same Sex 1
Total 267

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 141
Good 108
Fair 31
Bad 12
Very Bad 2
Total 294

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) 101
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 31
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 33
No GCSEs or Equivalent 46
Other 19
Total 267

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 73% 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 215
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 3
Pakistani 21
Other Asian 18
Black African 11
Black Caribbean 7
Other 2
Total 294

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Lower Derby Road, Watford), 60% 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 176
Wales 3
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 42
Other 57
Total 294

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 2NB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 191
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 41
African Countries 10
Middle East or Asia 16
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 30

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 127
No Religion 92
Buddhist 4
Hindu 4
Jewish 5
Muslim 29
Sikh 1
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 29
Total 294

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Central ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 60% 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 153
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 5
Total 257

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 18
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 23
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 205

Lower Derby Road, Watford, WD17 2NB 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. In December 2019, 279 crimes were reported within half a mile of WD17 2NB.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 279 crimes committed near Lower Derby Road
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 2NB. 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 2NB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Lower Derby Road, Watford, WD17 2NB. The nearest railway station is Watford High Street, approximately 200 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Watford High Street 200 yards
Bushey 0.6 miles
Watford Junction 0.7 miles
Watford North 1.5 miles
Carpenders Park 1.8 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 2.3 miles
Hatch End 3.2 miles
Rickmansworth 3.7 miles
Bricket Wood 3.8 miles
Radlett 3.8 miles
Headstone Lane 3.8 miles
Kings Langley 4.2 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 4.7 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 4.8 miles
Harrow & Wealdstone 5 miles
Park Street 5.4 miles
Chorleywood 5.5 miles
Harrow-on-the-Hill 5.7 miles
Kenton 5.9 miles
West Ruislip 6.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Lower Derby Road, Watford, WD17 2NB. The nearest Overground station is Watford High Street, approximately 200 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lower Derby Road, Watford, WD17 2NB. The nearest is Central Primary School, approximately 240 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Central Primary School 240 yards
    
Field Junior School 630 yards
    
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) 630 yards
    
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School 680 yards
    
Chater Junior School 0.5 miles
    
Bushey and Oxhey Infant School 0.6 miles
    
Chater Infant School 0.8 miles
    
Bushey Manor Junior School 0.8 miles
    
Lanchester Community Free School 0.8 miles
    
Bromet Primary School 0.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Lower Derby Road, Watford, WD17 2NB. The nearest is Watford Grammar School for Girls, approximately 580 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Watford Grammar School for Girls 580 yards
    
The Watford UTC 0.9 miles
    
Queens' School 1 mile
    
Watford Grammar School for Boys 1 mile
    
Bushey Academy 1 mile  
Westfield Academy 1.2 miles
    
Bushey Meads School 1.8 miles
    
Croxley Danes School 1.9 miles  
Stanborough Secondary School 2.2 miles  
Rickmansworth School 2.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lower Derby Road, Watford, WD17 2NB. The nearest is Upton Road Surgery, approximately 840 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 Lower Derby Road, Watford, WD17 2NB. The nearest is Dr D Sair & Associates , approximately 580 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 Lower Derby Road, Watford, WD17 2NB. The nearest is Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre, approximately 180 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lower Derby Road, Watford, WD17 2NB. The nearest is Boots-Watford - Harlequin Centre, approximately 160 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.


 

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Broadband in WD17 2NB

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 1 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 15.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 15.7Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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