Area Information for Sotheron Road, Watford, WD17 2QA

Sotheron 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 Sotheron Road, Watford, WD17 2QA, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for WD17 2QA.

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 Sotheron Road, Watford, WD17 2QA:

Sotheron Road, Watford, WD17 2QB
Estcourt Road, Watford, WD17 2PZ
Sutton Road, Watford, WD17 2QG
Estcourt Road, Watford, WD17 2PY
Sutton Road, Watford, WD17 2QQ
Queens Road, Watford, WD17 2NT

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 Sotheron Road, Watford, WD17 2QA 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

We have found 87 property sales in Sotheron Road since the beginning of 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 Sotheron Road, Watford consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 3
Semi-Detached 13
Terraced 100
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Total 131
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Sotheron Road, Watford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 38% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 25
Owned with Mortgage 45
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 47
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 128

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 34
Two People 48
Three People 28
Four People 15
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 128

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 32
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 41
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 17
Total 106

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 51% male.

Gender
Male 147
Female 143
Total 290

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 29
5-7 9
8-9 1
10-14 3
15 0
16-17 4
18-19 7
20-24 16
25-29 51
30-44 94
45-59 37
60-64 8
65-74 20
75-84 7
85-89 2
90+ 2
Total 290

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WD17 2QA does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 112
Married 100
Divorced 20
Separated 6
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 248

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 159
Good 81
Fair 36
Bad 12
Very Bad 2
Total 290

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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) 83
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 34
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 23
No GCSEs or Equivalent 38
Other 30
Total 248

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 81% 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 235
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 11
Pakistani 7
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 3
Other Asian 4
Black African 13
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 2
Total 290

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Sotheron Road, Watford), 67% 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 193
Wales 1
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 32
Other 56
Total 290

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to WD17 2QA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 189
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 46
African Countries 20
Middle East or Asia 11
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 29

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 173
No Religion 62
Buddhist 2
Hindu 13
Jewish 7
Muslim 9
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 22
Total 290

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 132
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 23
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 7
Total 237

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 184

Sotheron Road, Watford, WD17 2QA 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, 347 crimes were reported within half a mile of WD17 2QA.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 347 crimes committed near Sotheron 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 2QA. 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 2QA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Sotheron Road, Watford, WD17 2QA. The nearest railway station is Watford Junction, approximately 490 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Watford Junction 490 yards
Watford High Street half a mile
Bushey 1 mile
Watford North 1.1 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 1.9 miles
Carpenders Park 2.2 miles
Bricket Wood 3.5 miles
Hatch End 3.6 miles
Rickmansworth 3.6 miles
Kings Langley 3.7 miles
Radlett 3.7 miles
Headstone Lane 4.3 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 4.5 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 4.9 miles
Park Street 5.1 miles
Chorleywood 5.3 miles
Harrow & Wealdstone 5.4 miles
Apsley 5.8 miles
Harrow-on-the-Hill 6.1 miles
St Albans Abbey 6.3 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Sotheron Road, Watford, WD17 2QA. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 530 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Sotheron Road, Watford, WD17 2QA. The nearest is Watford St John's Church of England Primary School, approximately 250 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School 250 yards
    
Central Primary School 520 yards
    
Chater Junior School 0.5 miles
    
Lanchester Community Free School 0.5 miles
    
Chater Infant School 0.7 miles
    
Field Junior School 0.7 miles
    
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) 0.7 miles
    
Knutsford Primary Academy 0.8 miles
    
Highwood Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School 1 mile
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Sotheron Road, Watford, WD17 2QA. The nearest is Watford Grammar School for Girls, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Watford Grammar School for Girls 0.5 miles
    
The Watford UTC 0.5 miles
    
Watford Grammar School for Boys 0.9 miles
    
Queens' School 1.1 miles
    
Westfield Academy 1.3 miles
    
Bushey Academy 1.4 miles  
Stanborough Secondary School 1.8 miles  
Croxley Danes School 2 miles  
Bushey Meads School 2.1 miles
    
Francis Combe Academy 2.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Sotheron Road, Watford, WD17 2QA. The nearest is SUTHERGREY HOUSE MEDICAL CENTRE, approximately 460 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 Sotheron Road, Watford, WD17 2QA. The nearest is Bluecross Dental Care, approximately 480 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 Sotheron Road, Watford, WD17 2QA. The nearest is Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre, approximately 700 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Sotheron Road, Watford, WD17 2QA. The nearest is Boots-Watford - High St, approximately 570 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 2QA

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 44 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 69.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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