Area Information for Watford, WD17 4ZD

This postcode 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 Watford, WD17 4ZD, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in March 2001. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

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 Watford, WD17 4ZD:

Bay Tree Walk, Watford, WD17 4YX
Juniper Grove, Watford, WD17 4RZ
Bay Tree Walk, Watford, WD17 4RX
Rounton Close, Watford, WD17 4DU
Broom Grove, Watford, WD17 4RY
Nascot Wood Road, Watford, WD17 4SA

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 Watford, WD17 4ZD 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 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 80
Semi-Detached 10
Terraced 23
Flat (Purpose-Built) 36
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 149
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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 69
Owned with Mortgage 55
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 20
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
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 28
Two People 48
Three People 24
Four People 30
Five People 14
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
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 51
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 33
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
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 49% male.

Gender
Male 203
Female 209
Total 412

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 15
5-7 18
8-9 7
10-14 23
15 8
16-17 11
18-19 17
20-24 28
25-29 36
30-44 57
45-59 88
60-64 31
65-74 35
75-84 27
85-89 10
90+ 1
Total 412

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WD17 4ZD 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 100
Married 190
Divorced 20
Separated 4
Widowed 27
Same Sex 0
Total 341

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 231
Good 124
Fair 43
Bad 10
Very Bad 4
Total 412

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

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) 167
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 53
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 28
No GCSEs or Equivalent 35
Other 17
Total 341

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 67% 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 274
Mixed Ethnicity 20
Indian 45
Pakistani 28
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 7
Other Asian 14
Black African 8
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Total 412

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 295
Wales 6
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 18
Other 79
Total 412

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 4ZD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 362
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 16
African Countries 13
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
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 233
No Religion 62
Buddhist 0
Hindu 31
Jewish 19
Muslim 39
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 27
Total 412

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 136
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 42
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 34
Retired 41
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 0
Total 303

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 5
Manufacturing 7
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 36
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 20
Information and Communication 19
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 21
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 23
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 27
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 218

Watford, WD17 4ZD 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 WD17 4ZD
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 4ZD. 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 4ZD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Watford, WD17 4ZD. The nearest railway station is Watford North, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Watford North 0.9 miles
Watford Junction 0.9 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 1.5 miles
Watford High Street 1.6 miles
Bushey 2.2 miles
Kings Langley 2.6 miles
Bricket Wood 3.1 miles
Carpenders Park 3.3 miles
Rickmansworth 3.5 miles
Radlett 4.1 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 4.2 miles
Apsley 4.7 miles
Park Street 4.7 miles
Hatch End 4.7 miles
Chorleywood 4.8 miles
Headstone Lane 5.4 miles
St Albans Abbey 5.7 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 5.8 miles
Hemel Hempstead 5.9 miles
St Albans City 6.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Watford, WD17 4ZD. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Watford, WD17 4ZD. The nearest is Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School 350 yards
    
Nascot Wood Junior School 360 yards
    
Beechfield School 390 yards
    
The Orchard Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School 0.6 miles
    
Cherry Tree Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Cassiobury Junior School 0.7 miles
    
Parkgate Junior School 0.7 miles
    
Parkgate Infants' and Nursery School 0.9 miles
    
Lanchester Community Free School 0.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

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

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Watford UTC 0.9 miles
    
Stanborough Secondary School 1.1 miles  
Watford Grammar School for Boys 1.3 miles
    
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.5 miles
    
Westfield Academy 1.8 miles
    
Francis Combe Academy 1.9 miles
    
Queens' School 2 miles
    
Saint Michael's Catholic High School 2.1 miles
    
Parmiter's School 2.3 miles
    
Croxley Danes School 2.4 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Watford, WD17 4ZD. The nearest is Manor View Practice at Callowland, approximately 670 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 Watford, WD17 4ZD. The nearest is Chrysalis Dental Practice, approximately 640 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 Watford, WD17 4ZD. The nearest is Langley House Community Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Watford, WD17 4ZD. The nearest is Stewart-Dick Opticians, approximately 0.6 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.