Area Information for St. Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9FG

St. Albans Road in Watford is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Meriden ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Watford. This page combines information for the address St. Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9FG, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WD25 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 Meriden
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 St. Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9FG:

St. Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9JL
Edward Amey Close, Watford, WD25 9PD
Holtsmere Close, Watford, WD25 9AF
Holtsmere Close, Watford, WD25 9NG
St. Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9RN
Cow Lane, Watford, WD25 9PW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WD25 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about St. Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9FG 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 St. Albans Road, 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 8
Semi-Detached 30
Terraced 20
Flat (Purpose-Built) 129
Flat (Converted) 3
Total 190
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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 77
Owned with Mortgage 38
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 17
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 26
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 179

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 87
Two People 63
Three People 13
Four People 14
Five People 1
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 179

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 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 81

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Meriden ward however contains significantly more women than average (59%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Male 131
Female 188
Total 319

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 9
5-7 2
8-9 7
10-14 8
15 1
16-17 7
18-19 4
20-24 12
25-29 25
30-44 57
45-59 37
60-64 23
65-74 33
75-84 63
85-89 28
90+ 3
Total 319

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WD25 9FG the number widowed residents is high - 19% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 88
Married 113
Divorced 24
Separated 6
Widowed 61
Same Sex 0
Total 292

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.

However, this area of the Meriden ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (67%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 110
Good 103
Fair 85
Bad 21
Very Bad 0
Total 319

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) 74
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 30
No GCSEs or Equivalent 110
Other 18
Total 292

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 83% 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 264
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 19
Chinese 4
Other Asian 10
Black African 8
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 2
Total 319

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 250
Wales 6
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 12
Other 43
Total 319

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 WD25 9FG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 227
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 63

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 208
No Religion 65
Buddhist 8
Hindu 10
Jewish 3
Muslim 4
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 20
Total 319

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Meriden ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 87
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 42
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 2
Total 198

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 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 126

St. Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9FG is within the Watford North 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 St. Albans Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Watford North
Shady Lane
WD17 1DD
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Below are the details of the closest services to WD25 9FG. 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 WD25 9FG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to St. Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9FG. The nearest railway station is Garston (Hertfordshire), approximately 820 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Garston (Hertfordshire) 820 yards
Watford North 0.6 miles
Watford Junction 1.4 miles
Bricket Wood 2 miles
Watford High Street 2.1 miles
Kings Langley 2.6 miles
Bushey 2.6 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 3.1 miles
Radlett 3.2 miles
Park Street 3.6 miles
Carpenders Park 3.8 miles
Apsley 4.6 miles
Rickmansworth 4.6 miles
St Albans Abbey 4.7 miles
Hatch End 5.2 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 5.2 miles
St Albans City 5.4 miles
Headstone Lane 5.8 miles
Chorleywood 5.8 miles
Hemel Hempstead 5.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to St. Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9FG. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to St. Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9FG. The nearest is The Grove Academy, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Grove Academy 410 yards
Stanborough Primary School 490 yards  
Parkgate Infants' and Nursery School 640 yards
Cherry Tree Primary School 0.6 miles
Parkgate Junior School 0.6 miles
Kingsway Junior School 0.7 miles
Kingsway Infants' School 0.8 miles
Beechfield School 0.9 miles
Knutsford Primary Academy 0.9 miles
Leavesden JMI School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to St. Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9FG. The nearest is Stanborough Secondary School, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stanborough Secondary School 500 yards  
Future Academies Watford 1 mile
Saint Michael's Catholic High School 1.1 miles
The Watford UTC 1.1 miles
Parmiter's School 1.4 miles
Queens' School 2 miles
Watford Grammar School for Girls 2.2 miles
Watford Grammar School for Boys 2.2 miles
Westfield Academy 2.7 miles
The Grange Academy 2.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St. Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9FG. The nearest is Garston Medical Centre, approximately 160 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 St. Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9FG. The nearest is Garston Lodge Dental Practice, approximately 760 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 St. Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9FG. The nearest is Langley House Community Hospital, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to St. Albans Road, Watford, WD25 9FG. The nearest is Asda Opticians, approximately 520 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Asda Opticians 520 yards
Direct Opticians 700 yards
Stewart-Dick Opticians 1 mile
Gardener & Basson Opticians 1.8 miles
Costco Wholesale UK Ltd 1.9 miles
C A Leith 1.9 miles
Boots-Watford - High St 2 miles
Weston Opticians Ltd 2 miles
Specsaversn Opticians 2 miles
Vision Express 2 miles

* 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.