Area Information for Orchard Drive, Watford, WD17 3DX

Orchard Drive in Watford is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Park ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Watford. This page combines information for the address Orchard Drive, Watford, WD17 3DX, 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 3DX.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Watford
Ward Park
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 Orchard Drive, Watford, WD17 3DX:

Orchard Drive, Watford, WD17 3DY
Cassiobury Drive, Watford, WD17 3AJ
Cassiobury Drive, Watford, WD17 3AH
Woodland Drive, Watford, WD17 3DA
Woodland Drive, Watford, WD17 3LA
Woodland Drive, Watford, WD17 3DB

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 Orchard Drive, Watford, WD17 3DX 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 19 property sales in Orchard Drive 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 Orchard Drive, Watford consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 84
Semi-Detached 34
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 125
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 69
Owned with Mortgage 47
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 0
Total 123

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 22
Two People 33
Three People 18
Four People 35
Five People 8
Six People 6
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 123

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 44
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
Total 85

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 48% male.

Gender
Male 177
Female 188
Total 365

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 26
5-7 17
8-9 7
10-14 32
15 7
16-17 17
18-19 6
20-24 14
25-29 11
30-44 62
45-59 86
60-64 26
65-74 33
75-84 18
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 365

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WD17 3DX 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 63
Married 190
Divorced 6
Separated 3
Widowed 14
Same Sex 0
Total 276

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 216
Good 118
Fair 27
Bad 3
Very Bad 1
Total 365

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Orchard Drive and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 53% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to 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) 147
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 24
No GCSEs or Equivalent 25
Other 12
Total 276

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 75% 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 272
Mixed Ethnicity 14
Indian 23
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 6
Other Asian 38
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 2
Other 1
Total 365

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 292
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 9
Other 53
Total 365

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 3DX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 333
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 11

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 215
No Religion 69
Buddhist 0
Hindu 23
Jewish 12
Muslim 11
Sikh 10
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 25
Total 365

Economic Activity Embed This

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 95
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 36
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 29
Retired 39
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 4
Total 255

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 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 6
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 19
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 21
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 24
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 176

Orchard Drive, Watford, WD17 3DX is within the Watford Outer 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 Orchard Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address Watford Outer
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 3DX. 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 3DX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Orchard Drive, Watford, WD17 3DX. The nearest railway station is Watford Junction, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Watford Junction 0.8 miles
Watford North 1.3 miles
Watford High Street 1.4 miles
Bushey 1.9 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 2 miles
Carpenders Park 2.9 miles
Kings Langley 2.9 miles
Rickmansworth 3.1 miles
Bricket Wood 3.6 miles
Hatch End 4.3 miles
Radlett 4.4 miles
Chorleywood 4.5 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 4.7 miles
Apsley 5 miles
Headstone Lane 5.1 miles
Park Street 5.2 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 5.9 miles
Hemel Hempstead 6.2 miles
Harrow & Wealdstone 6.2 miles
Chalfont & Latimer 6.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Orchard Drive, Watford, WD17 3DX. The nearest Tube station is Watford, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Orchard Drive, Watford, WD17 3DX. The nearest is Cassiobury Junior School, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Cassiobury Junior School 540 yards
    
Nascot Wood Junior School 600 yards
    
Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School 630 yards
    
Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School 680 yards
    
Lanchester Community Free School 0.5 miles
    
Beechfield School 0.7 miles
    
Chater Infant School 0.9 miles
    
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School 1 mile
    
The Orchard Primary School 1 mile
    
Chater Junior School 1 mile
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Orchard Drive, Watford, WD17 3DX. The nearest is Watford Grammar School for Boys, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Watford Grammar School for Boys 0.8 miles
    
The Watford UTC 1.1 miles
    
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.2 miles
    
Westfield Academy 1.3 miles
    
Stanborough Secondary School 1.6 miles  
Croxley Danes School 1.9 miles  
Queens' School 2 miles
    
Rickmansworth School 2.3 miles
    
Bushey Academy 2.4 miles  
Francis Combe Academy 2.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Orchard Drive, Watford, WD17 3DX. The nearest is The Elms Surgery/ Dr A Ahmad, approximately 0.6 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 Orchard Drive, Watford, WD17 3DX. The nearest is Songra Dr D & Dr Patel, approximately 140 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 Orchard Drive, Watford, WD17 3DX. The nearest is Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Orchard Drive, Watford, WD17 3DX. The nearest is Gardener & Basson Opticians, approximately 0.7 miles 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 3DX

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 29 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 76.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
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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