Area Information for Rickmansworth, WD3 4DG

This postcode in Rickmansworth is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Chorleywood North & Sarratt ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South West Hertfordshire. This page combines information for the address Rickmansworth, WD3 4DG, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WD3 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 June 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 Three Rivers
Ward Chorleywood North & Sarratt
Constituency South West Hertfordshire
Region Eastern
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Rickmansworth, WD3 4DG 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 Rickmansworth consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 111
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 15
Total 133
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 73
Owned with Mortgage 51
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 0
Total 130

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 23
Two People 45
Three People 16
Four People 20
Five People 17
Six People 6
Seven People 2
8+ People 1
Total 130

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 56
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
Total 86

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 South West Hertfordshire constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 192
Female 192
Total 384

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 21
5-7 11
8-9 8
10-14 35
15 6
16-17 13
18-19 6
20-24 11
25-29 17
30-44 63
45-59 80
60-64 36
65-74 42
75-84 30
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 384

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WD3 4DG 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 60
Married 209
Divorced 16
Separated 2
Widowed 15
Same Sex 1
Total 303

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 206
Good 149
Fair 25
Bad 4
Very Bad 0
Total 384

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) 142
Apprenticeship 3
2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 55
1-4 GCSEs 27
No GCSEs 27
Other 22
Total 303

Ethnic Group Embed This

Rickmansworth 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 61% 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 234
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Indian 103
Pakistani 6
Bangladeshi 4
Other Asian 10
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 5
Total 384

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Rickmansworth), 67% 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 256
Wales 1
Scotland 11
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 18
Other 93
Total 384

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 WD3 4DG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 350
Republic of Ireland 8
Europe (including European Union) 17
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 8
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 2

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 170
No Religion 36
Buddhist 1
Hindu 79
Jewish 25
Muslim 30
Sikh 6
Other Religion 14
Not Stated 23
Total 384

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Chorleywood North & Sarratt ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 89
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 24
Self Employed 52
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 41
Looking After Home or Family 25
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 10
Total 268

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 2
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 32
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 24
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 27
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 167

Rickmansworth, WD3 4DG is within the Rickmansworth and District policing neighbourhood, under the Hertfordshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In February 2019, 6 crimes were reported within half a mile of WD3 4DG.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 6 crimes committed near WD3 4DG
Neighbourhood Team Address Rickmansworth and District
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Below are the details of the closest services to WD3 4DG. 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 WD3 4DG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Rickmansworth, WD3 4DG. The nearest railway station is Rickmansworth, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rickmansworth 1 mile
Chorleywood 1.6 miles
Chalfont & Latimer 3.5 miles
Watford Junction 3.7 miles
Watford High Street 3.9 miles
Kings Langley 4.1 miles
Bushey 4.2 miles
Watford North 4.2 miles
Carpenders Park 4.5 miles
Garston (Herts) 4.8 miles
Denham 5.3 miles
Denham Golf Club 5.3 miles
Apsley 5.5 miles
Gerrards Cross 5.5 miles
Amersham 5.6 miles
Hatch End 5.8 miles
Hemel Hempstead 6.1 miles
West Ruislip 6.1 miles
Seer Green 6.2 miles
Bricket Wood 6.3 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Rickmansworth, WD3 4DG. The nearest Tube station is Rickmansworth, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Rickmansworth, WD3 4DG. The nearest is Arnett Hills Junior Mixed and Infant School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Rickmansworth, WD3 4DG. The nearest is Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School 1.2 miles
Rickmansworth School 1.3 miles
St Clement Danes School 1.5 miles
The Reach Free School 1.7 miles
Croxley Danes School 2.5 miles  
Westfield Academy 2.8 miles
Watford Grammar School for Boys 2.9 miles
The Harefield Academy 3.3 miles
Watford Grammar School for Girls 3.6 miles
Dr Challoner's High School 3.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Rickmansworth, WD3 4DG. The nearest is The Colne Practice, approximately 1.2 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 Rickmansworth, WD3 4DG. The nearest is Berry Lane Dental Clinic, approximately 1 mile 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 Rickmansworth, WD3 4DG. The nearest is BMI Bishops Wood Hospital, approximately 3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Rickmansworth, WD3 4DG. The nearest is Boots-Rickmansworth, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Rickmansworth 1.2 miles
Windsor House 1.2 miles
Heaton Caffin Opticians 1.2 miles
Chorleywood Eye Centre 1.6 miles
D & J Brower Opticians 1.7 miles
J E Landaw 1.7 miles
Gardener & Basson Opticians 3.4 miles
J B Richards 3.5 miles
Harefield Opticians 3.5 miles
Boots-Watford - High St 3.7 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.

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