Area Information for Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB

Vicarage Road in Watford is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Vicarage ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Watford. This page combines information for the address Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WD18 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Watford
Ward Vicarage
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 Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB:

Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HA
Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HD
Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0GN
Holywell Road, Watford, WD18 0HT
Banbury Street, Watford, WD18 0EX
Willow Lane, Watford, WD18 0JA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WD18 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB 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 Vicarage Road, Watford consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 4
Semi-Detached 7
Terraced 85
Flat (Purpose-Built) 11
Flat (Converted) 13
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 122
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Vicarage Road, Watford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 29% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 36
Owned with Mortgage 41
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 31
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 0
Total 119

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 37
Two People 31
Three People 22
Four People 16
Five People 10
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 119

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 20
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 37
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 100

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 WD18 0HB however is predominantly male (55%). 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).

Male 164
Female 134
Total 298

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 18
5-7 12
8-9 10
10-14 17
15 1
16-17 4
18-19 7
20-24 16
25-29 26
30-44 87
45-59 54
60-64 15
65-74 18
75-84 13
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 298

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WD18 0HB 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 98
Married 106
Divorced 20
Separated 11
Widowed 5
Same Sex 0
Total 240

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 150
Good 108
Fair 29
Bad 10
Very Bad 1
Total 298

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) 70
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 27
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 28
No GCSEs or Equivalent 35
Other 46
Total 240

Ethnic Group Embed This

Vicarage 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 69% 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 205
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 8
Pakistani 23
Other Asian 22
Black African 20
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 8
Total 298

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Vicarage Road, Watford), 63% 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 188
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 37
Other 64
Total 298

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 WD18 0HB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 180
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 49
African Countries 15
Middle East or Asia 22
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
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.

Christian 154
No Religion 65
Buddhist 1
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 45
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 29
Total 298

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 101
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 26
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 12
Total 227

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 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 18
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 28
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 158

Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB 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 Vicarage Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Watford Outer
Shady Lane
WD17 1DD
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Below are the details of the closest services to WD18 0HB. 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 WD18 0HB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB. The nearest railway station is Watford High Street, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Watford High Street 0.6 miles
Bushey 0.8 miles
Watford Junction 1.1 miles
Carpenders Park 1.6 miles
Watford North 2 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 2.8 miles
Rickmansworth 3 miles
Hatch End 3.1 miles
Headstone Lane 3.8 miles
Kings Langley 4.2 miles
Bricket Wood 4.4 miles
Radlett 4.5 miles
Chorleywood 4.9 miles
Harrow & Wealdstone 5 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 5.3 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 5.4 miles
Harrow-on-the-Hill 5.6 miles
West Ruislip 5.7 miles
Park Street 6 miles
Kenton 6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB. The nearest Overground station is Watford High Street, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB. The nearest is Laurance Haines School, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Laurance Haines School 350 yards
Chater Junior School 610 yards
Chater Infant School 700 yards
Field Junior School 790 yards
Watford Field School (Infant & Nursery) 790 yards
Holywell Primary School 0.7 miles
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Central Primary School 0.7 miles
Watford St John's Church of England Primary School 0.7 miles
Ascot Road Community Free School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB. The nearest is Watford Grammar School for Girls, approximately 650 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Watford Grammar School for Girls 650 yards
Westfield Academy 0.5 miles
Watford Grammar School for Boys 0.6 miles
Croxley Danes School 1.2 miles  
The Watford UTC 1.4 miles
The Grange Academy 1.5 miles  
Queens' School 1.6 miles
Rickmansworth School 2.2 miles
Bushey Meads School 2.4 miles
Stanborough Secondary School 2.6 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB. The nearest is Watford Health Centre, approximately 0.5 miles 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 Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB. The nearest is Dr D Sair & Associates, approximately 0.5 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 Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB. The nearest is Watford General Hospital, approximately 100 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB. The nearest is J B Richards, approximately 520 yards 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.