Area Information for Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3RL

Hempstead Road 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 Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3RL, 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 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 Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3RL:

Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3EU
Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3HA
The Avenue, Watford, WD17 3NU
Town Hall, Watford, WD17 3HB
Town Hall, Watford, WD17 3HP
Rickmansworth Road, Watford, WD17 3JN

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 Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3RL 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 Hempstead Road, 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 108
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 54
Flat (Converted) 8
Total 185
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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 89
Owned with Mortgage 57
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 159

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 42
Two People 52
Three People 21
Four People 23
Five People 15
Six People 6
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 159

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 65
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 102

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.

Male 199
Female 215
Total 414

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 11
8-9 9
10-14 25
15 9
16-17 11
18-19 7
20-24 22
25-29 17
30-44 76
45-59 84
60-64 37
65-74 40
75-84 43
85-89 6
90+ 1
Total 414

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WD17 3RL 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 80
Married 216
Divorced 16
Separated 6
Widowed 26
Same Sex 0
Total 344

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.

Very Good 220
Good 135
Fair 49
Bad 7
Very Bad 3
Total 414

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Hempstead Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 54% 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) 185
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 42
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 21
No GCSEs or Equivalent 31
Other 22
Total 344

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 72% 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 300
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 64
Pakistani 23
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 1
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 3
Other 8
Total 414

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 320
Wales 4
Scotland 11
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 14
Other 56
Total 414

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 3RL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 377
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 14
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 16

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.

Christian 210
No Religion 63
Buddhist 1
Hindu 30
Jewish 13
Muslim 24
Sikh 21
Other Religion 11
Not Stated 41
Total 414

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 119
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 37
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 28
Retired 48
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 4
Total 294

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
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 42
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 19
Real Estate 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical 24
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 30
HealthInc. Social Work 27
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 201

Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3RL 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. In December 2019, 295 crimes were reported within half a mile of WD17 3RL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 295 crimes committed near Hempstead Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Watford Outer
Shady Lane
WD17 1DD
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Below are the details of the closest services to WD17 3RL. 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 3RL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3RL. The nearest railway station is Watford Junction, approximately 700 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Watford Junction 700 yards
Watford High Street 0.7 miles
Watford North 1.2 miles
Bushey 1.3 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 2.1 miles
Carpenders Park 2.3 miles
Rickmansworth 3.3 miles
Kings Langley 3.5 miles
Bricket Wood 3.7 miles
Hatch End 3.8 miles
Radlett 4.1 miles
Headstone Lane 4.4 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 4.7 miles
Chorleywood 4.9 miles
Park Street 5.3 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 5.3 miles
Harrow & Wealdstone 5.6 miles
Apsley 5.6 miles
Harrow-on-the-Hill 6.3 miles
West Ruislip 6.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3RL. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 760 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3RL. The nearest is Lanchester Community Free School, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lanchester Community Free School 270 yards
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School 600 yards
Chater Junior School 760 yards
Chater Infant School 800 yards
Central Primary School 0.6 miles
Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School 0.8 miles
Nascot Wood Junior School 0.8 miles
Field Junior School 0.9 miles
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) 0.9 miles
Cassiobury Junior School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3RL. The nearest is Watford Grammar School for Boys, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Watford Grammar School for Boys 0.6 miles
Watford Grammar School for Girls 0.6 miles
The Watford UTC 0.8 miles
Westfield Academy 1 mile
Queens' School 1.5 miles
Croxley Danes School 1.7 miles  
Bushey Academy 1.7 miles  
Stanborough Secondary School 1.8 miles  
Rickmansworth School 2.4 miles
Bushey Meads School 2.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3RL. The nearest is The Elms Surgery/ Dr A Ahmad, approximately 200 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 Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3RL. The nearest is Novocare Dental , approximately 190 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 Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3RL. The nearest is Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3RL. The nearest is Gardener & Basson Opticians, approximately 190 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 3RL

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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 22.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 22.5Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.3Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.3Mbps
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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