Area Information for Watford, WD1 7QJ

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 7QJ, 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 7QJ 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 18
Terraced 26
Flat (Purpose-Built) 63
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Total 114
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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) - 36% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 20
Owned with Mortgage 31
Shared Ownership 3
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 14
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 37
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 108

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 39
Two People 28
Three People 22
Four People 14
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 108

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 28
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 95

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.

Gender
Male 136
Female 127
Total 263

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 19
5-7 6
8-9 3
10-14 17
15 3
16-17 4
18-19 5
20-24 17
25-29 47
30-44 71
45-59 44
60-64 8
65-74 13
75-84 4
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 263

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WD1 7QJ 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 103
Married 82
Divorced 15
Separated 6
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 215

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 130
Good 94
Fair 17
Bad 15
Very Bad 7
Total 263

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) 87
Apprenticeship 5
2+ A Levels 18
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs 21
No GCSEs 32
Other 20
Total 215

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 59% 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 155
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 45
Pakistani 12
Chinese 1
Other Asian 9
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 8
Total 263

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Watford), 69% 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 182
Wales 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 12
Other 61
Total 263

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 7QJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 209
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 17
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 10
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 17

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 132
No Religion 42
Buddhist 1
Hindu 28
Jewish 2
Muslim 27
Sikh 10
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 18
Total 263

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) 27
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 22
Other 7
Total 209

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 37
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 135

Watford, WD1 7QJ 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 7QJ
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 7QJ. 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 7QJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Watford, WD1 7QJ. The nearest railway station is Watford High Street, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Watford High Street 1.3 miles
Watford Junction 1.4 miles
Bushey 1.6 miles
Watford North 2.1 miles
Carpenders Park 2.2 miles
Rickmansworth 2.4 miles
Garston (Herts) 3 miles
Hatch End 3.7 miles
Kings Langley 3.8 miles
Chorleywood 4.1 miles
Headstone Lane 4.4 miles
Bricket Wood 4.6 miles
Radlett 5 miles
Harrow & Wealdstone 5.6 miles
How Wood (Herts) 5.6 miles
West Ruislip 5.7 miles
Apsley 5.9 miles
Denham 6 miles
Chalfont & Latimer 6.1 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 6.1 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Watford, WD1 7QJ. The nearest Tube station is Watford, approximately 780 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Watford, WD1 7QJ. The nearest is Ascot Road Community Free School, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ascot Road Community Free School 270 yards
    
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School 500 yards
    
Holywell Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Chater Infant School 0.6 miles
    
Laurance Haines School 0.7 miles
    
Chater Junior School 0.8 miles
    
Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School 0.8 miles
    
Lanchester Community Free School 0.9 miles
    
Cassiobury Junior School 1 mile
    
Little Green Junior School 1.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Watford, WD1 7QJ. The nearest is Westfield Academy, approximately 690 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Westfield Academy 690 yards
    
Watford Grammar School for Boys 690 yards
    
Croxley Danes School 0.9 miles  
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1 mile
    
Rickmansworth School 1.5 miles
    
The Watford UTC 1.7 miles
    
Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School 2 miles
    
The Bushey Academy 2.3 miles
    
Queens' School 2.3 miles
    
Stanborough Secondary School 2.6 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Watford, WD1 7QJ. The nearest is Bridgewater Surgeries, approximately 80 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 7QJ. The nearest is Theron Mrs A & Associates, approximately 0.9 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 7QJ. The nearest is Watford General Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Watford, WD1 7QJ. The nearest is Gardener & Basson Opticians, approximately 0.9 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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