Area Information for Watford, WD1 7QL

This postcode 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 Watford, WD1 7QL, 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 Park
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 7QL 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 10
Semi-Detached 47
Terraced 40
Flat (Purpose-Built) 77
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 179
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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) - 24% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 40
Owned with Mortgage 80
Shared Ownership 10
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 39
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 0
Total 178

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 73
Two People 47
Three People 26
Four People 24
Five People 3
Six People 4
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 178

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 40
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 57
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 30
Total 152

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around WD1 7QL however is predominantly male (56%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 216
Female 171
Total 387

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 34
5-7 8
8-9 12
10-14 14
15 4
16-17 3
18-19 10
20-24 25
25-29 53
30-44 116
45-59 55
60-64 17
65-74 21
75-84 11
85-89 2
90+ 2
Total 387

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WD1 7QL 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 132
Married 132
Divorced 28
Separated 6
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 315

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 205
Good 140
Fair 32
Bad 8
Very Bad 2
Total 387

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) 122
Apprenticeship 5
2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs 38
No GCSEs 39
Other 35
Total 315

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 70% 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 272
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 33
Pakistani 24
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 5
Other Asian 17
Black African 18
Black Caribbean 2
Other 1
Total 387

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 274
Wales 5
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 13
European Union 25
Other 63
Total 387

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 7QL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 286
Republic of Ireland 17
Europe (including European Union) 33
African Countries 14
Middle East or Asia 14
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 27

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 224
No Religion 74
Buddhist 4
Hindu 33
Jewish 3
Muslim 30
Sikh 2
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 17
Total 387

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 144
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 45
Self Employed 31
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 2
Total 300

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 39
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 14
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 43
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 233

Watford, WD1 7QL 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 7QL
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 7QL. 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 7QL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Watford, WD1 7QL. 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 1.7 miles
Watford North 2.1 miles
Carpenders Park 2.3 miles
Rickmansworth 2.3 miles
Garston (Herts) 2.9 miles
Hatch End 3.8 miles
Kings Langley 3.8 miles
Chorleywood 4.1 miles
Headstone Lane 4.4 miles
Bricket Wood 4.6 miles
Radlett 5 miles
How Wood (Herts) 5.6 miles
Harrow & Wealdstone 5.6 miles
West Ruislip 5.8 miles
Apsley 5.8 miles
Chalfont & Latimer 6 miles
Denham 6 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 7QL. The nearest Tube station is Watford, approximately 720 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Watford, WD1 7QL. The nearest is Ascot Road Community Free School, approximately 360 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ascot Road Community Free School 360 yards
    
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School 600 yards
    
Holywell Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Chater Infant School 0.6 miles
    
Laurance Haines School 0.8 miles
    
Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School 0.8 miles
    
Chater Junior School 0.8 miles
    
Lanchester Community Free School 0.9 miles
    
Cassiobury Junior School 1 mile
    
Little Green Junior School 1 mile
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Watford, WD1 7QL. The nearest is Watford Grammar School for Boys, approximately 690 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Watford Grammar School for Boys 690 yards
    
Westfield Academy 790 yards
    
Croxley Danes School 0.9 miles  
Watford Grammar School for Girls 1.1 miles
    
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 7QL. The nearest is Bridgewater Surgeries, approximately 140 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 7QL. 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 7QL. The nearest is Watford General Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Watford, WD1 7QL. 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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