Area Information for Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 4LG

Hempstead Road in Watford is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Nascot ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Watford. This page combines information for the address Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 4LG, 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 4LG.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Watford
Ward Nascot
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 4LG:

Kildonan Close, Watford, WD17 4LH
Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 4LQ
Grandfield Avenue, Watford, WD17 4PQ
Grandfield Avenue, Watford, WD17 4YW
Grandfield Avenue, Watford, WD17 4RW
Grandfield Avenue, Watford, WD17 4XD

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 4LG 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 5 property sales in Hempstead 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 Hempstead 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 12
Semi-Detached 6
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 135
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 156
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Hempstead Road, Watford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 41% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 50
Owned with Mortgage 33
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 53
Rented: Other 8
Rent Free 3
Total 148

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 62
Two People 51
Three People 16
Four People 16
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 148

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 46
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 44
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 114

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 52% male.

Male 153
Female 139
Total 292

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 22
5-7 11
8-9 7
10-14 7
15 1
16-17 5
18-19 5
20-24 11
25-29 40
30-44 77
45-59 49
60-64 14
65-74 10
75-84 25
85-89 8
90+ 0
Total 292

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WD17 4LG 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 97
Married 100
Divorced 19
Separated 8
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 244

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 137
Good 113
Fair 31
Bad 9
Very Bad 2
Total 292

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 - 51% 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) 125
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 20
No GCSEs or Equivalent 30
Other 11
Total 244

Ethnic Group Embed This

Hempstead Road, Watford can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 68% so.

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 198
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 49
Pakistani 14
Chinese 1
Other Asian 9
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 6
Total 292

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Hempstead Road, Watford), 66% 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 194
Wales 2
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 20
Other 68
Total 292

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 4LG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 217
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 27
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 22
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 15

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 124
No Religion 59
Buddhist 2
Hindu 51
Jewish 12
Muslim 23
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 20
Total 292

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Nascot ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 55% 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 115
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 8
Total 211

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 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 21
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 16
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 13
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 161

Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 4LG 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, 27 crimes were reported within half a mile of WD17 4LG.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 27 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 4LG. 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 4LG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 4LG. The nearest railway station is Watford Junction, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Watford Junction 0.7 miles
Watford North 1.1 miles
Watford High Street 1.4 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 1.8 miles
Bushey 1.9 miles
Kings Langley 2.9 miles
Carpenders Park 3 miles
Rickmansworth 3.3 miles
Bricket Wood 3.4 miles
Radlett 4.2 miles
Hatch End 4.4 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 4.5 miles
Chorleywood 4.7 miles
Apsley 5 miles
Park Street 5 miles
Headstone Lane 5.1 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 5.7 miles
St Albans Abbey 6.1 miles
Hemel Hempstead 6.2 miles
Harrow & Wealdstone 6.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 4LG. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 4LG. The nearest is Nascot Wood Junior School, approximately 280 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Nascot Wood Junior School 280 yards
Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School 350 yards
Cassiobury Junior School 810 yards
Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School 830 yards
Lanchester Community Free School 0.5 miles
Beechfield School 0.6 miles
The Orchard Primary School 0.9 miles
Parkgate Junior School 0.9 miles
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School 0.9 miles
Chater Infant School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 4LG. The nearest is The Watford UTC, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Watford UTC 0.9 miles
Watford Grammar School for Boys 0.9 miles
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.2 miles
Stanborough Secondary School 1.4 miles  
Westfield Academy 1.5 miles
Queens' School 1.9 miles
Croxley Danes School 2.1 miles  
Francis Combe Academy 2.2 miles
Bushey Academy 2.3 miles  
Saint Michael's Catholic High School 2.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 4LG. The nearest is Manor View Practice at Callowland, approximately 860 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 4LG. The nearest is Songra Dr D & Dr Patel, approximately 490 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 4LG. The nearest is Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 4LG. The nearest is Stewart-Dick Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stewart-Dick Opticians 0.6 miles
Gardener & Basson Opticians 0.8 miles
Direct Opticians 1 mile
Boots-Watford - High St 1.1 miles
Weston Opticians Ltd 1.1 miles
Specsaversn Opticians 1.1 miles
Vision Express 1.2 miles
J B Richards 1.2 miles
Asda Opticians 1.2 miles
David Clulow (Opticians) Ltd 1.2 miles

* 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 4LG

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 4 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 84.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 12Mbps
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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