Area Information for High Street, Watford, WD17 2NW

High Street 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 High Street, Watford, WD17 2NW, 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 High Street, Watford, WD17 2NW:

Lower High Street, Watford, WD17 2NU
Lower High Street, Watford, WD17 2EP
High Street, Watford, WD17 2DT
High Street, Watford, WD17 2EG
High Street, Watford, WD17 2ET
Pumphouse Crescent, Watford, WD17 2AJ

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 High Street, Watford, WD17 2NW 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 High Street, 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 2NW 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 2NW 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

High Street 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 2NW

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

High Street, Watford, WD17 2NW 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 High Street
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 2NW. 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 2NW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to High Street, Watford, WD17 2NW. The nearest railway station is Watford High Street, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Watford High Street < 50 yards
Bushey 0.5 miles
Watford Junction 0.8 miles
Watford North 1.6 miles
Carpenders Park 1.7 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 2.4 miles
Hatch End 3.1 miles
Rickmansworth 3.6 miles
Headstone Lane 3.8 miles
Radlett 3.9 miles
Bricket Wood 3.9 miles
Kings Langley 4.2 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 4.8 miles
Harrow & Wealdstone 4.9 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 4.9 miles
Chorleywood 5.4 miles
Park Street 5.5 miles
Harrow-on-the-Hill 5.6 miles
Kenton 5.9 miles
West Ruislip 6.1 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to High Street, Watford, WD17 2NW. The nearest Overground station is Watford High Street, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to High Street, Watford, WD17 2NW. The nearest is Central Primary School, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Central Primary School 400 yards
    
Field Junior School 420 yards
    
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) 420 yards
    
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School 770 yards
    
Chater Junior School 860 yards
    
Bushey and Oxhey Infant School 0.6 miles
    
Chater Infant School 0.7 miles
    
Bromet Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Laurance Haines School 0.8 miles
    
Bushey Manor Junior School 0.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to High Street, Watford, WD17 2NW. The nearest is Watford Grammar School for Girls, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Watford Grammar School for Girls 440 yards
    
Watford Grammar School for Boys 1 mile
    
The Watford UTC 1 mile
    
Bushey Academy 1 mile  
Queens' School 1.1 miles
    
Westfield Academy 1.1 miles
    
Croxley Danes School 1.8 miles  
Bushey Meads School 1.9 miles
    
Stanborough Secondary School 2.3 miles  
Rickmansworth School 2.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to High Street, Watford, WD17 2NW. The nearest is Upton Road Surgery, approximately 830 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 High Street, Watford, WD17 2NW. The nearest is Dr D Sair & Associates, approximately 560 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 High Street, Watford, WD17 2NW. The nearest is Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre, approximately 210 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to High Street, Watford, WD17 2NW. The nearest is Boots-Watford - Harlequin Centre, approximately 200 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.