Area Information for Watford, WD1 7QE

This postcode in Watford is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Holywell ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Watford. This page combines information for the address Watford, WD1 7QE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WD1 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 July 2000. 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 Holywell
Constituency Watford
Region Eastern
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Watford, WD1 7QE 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 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 1
Semi-Detached 28
Terraced 15
Flat (Purpose-Built) 102
Flat (Converted) 3
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 150
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Watford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 47% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 20
Owned with Mortgage 32
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 23
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 65
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 2
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 63
Two People 46
Three People 18
Four People 12
Five People 5
Six People 3
Seven People 1
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 26
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 54
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 36
Total 140

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 149
Female 158
Total 307

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 24
5-7 13
8-9 6
10-14 9
15 2
16-17 5
18-19 8
20-24 25
25-29 46
30-44 89
45-59 56
60-64 8
65-74 9
75-84 6
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 307

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WD1 7QE 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 123
Married 97
Divorced 22
Separated 8
Widowed 3
Same Sex 0
Total 253

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 161
Good 102
Fair 26
Bad 13
Very Bad 5
Total 307

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 89
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs 24
No GCSEs 45
Other 30
Total 253

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 62% 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 190
Mixed Ethnicity 22
Indian 21
Pakistani 16
Chinese 6
Other Asian 21
Black African 13
Black Caribbean 13
Other 5
Total 307

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Watford), 60% 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 185
Wales 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 40
Other 76
Total 307

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 WD1 7QE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 198
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 40
African Countries 13
Middle East or Asia 23
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 26

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 187
No Religion 56
Buddhist 1
Hindu 11
Jewish 4
Muslim 23
Sikh 6
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 19
Total 307

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 122
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 3
Total 246

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 13
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 16
RetailInc. Wholesale 33
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 25
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 185

Watford, WD1 7QE 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 WD1 7QE
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 WD1 7QE. 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 WD1 7QE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Watford, WD1 7QE. The nearest railway station is Watford High Street, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Watford High Street 1.2 miles
Watford Junction 1.3 miles
Bushey 1.6 miles
Watford North 2.1 miles
Carpenders Park 2.2 miles
Rickmansworth 2.5 miles
Garston (Herts) 2.9 miles
Hatch End 3.7 miles
Kings Langley 3.8 miles
Chorleywood 4.2 miles
Headstone Lane 4.4 miles
Bricket Wood 4.5 miles
Radlett 4.9 miles
Harrow & Wealdstone 5.5 miles
How Wood (Herts) 5.5 miles
West Ruislip 5.8 miles
Apsley 5.8 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 6 miles
Denham 6.1 miles
Park Street 6.1 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Watford, WD1 7QE. The nearest Tube station is Watford, approximately 640 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Watford, WD1 7QE. The nearest is Ascot Road Community Free School, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ascot Road Community Free School 410 yards
    
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School 570 yards
    
Chater Infant School half a mile
    
Holywell Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Laurance Haines School 0.6 miles
    
Chater Junior School 0.7 miles
    
Lanchester Community Free School 0.8 miles
    
Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School 0.9 miles
    
Cassiobury Junior School 1 mile
    
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School 1.1 miles  

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Watford, WD1 7QE. The nearest is Watford Grammar School for Boys, approximately 520 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Watford Grammar School for Boys 520 yards
    
Westfield Academy 680 yards
    
Croxley Danes School 0.9 miles  
Watford Grammar School for Girls 0.9 miles
    
The Watford UTC 1.6 miles
    
Rickmansworth School 1.6 miles
    
Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School 2.1 miles
    
The Bushey Academy 2.2 miles
    
Queens' School 2.2 miles
    
Stanborough Secondary School 2.5 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Watford, WD1 7QE. The nearest is Bridgewater Surgeries, approximately 250 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, WD1 7QE. The nearest is Cassio Dental Practice, approximately 0.8 miles 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, WD1 7QE. The nearest is Watford General Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Watford, WD1 7QE. The nearest is Gardener & Basson Opticians, approximately 0.8 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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