Area Information for The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DH

The Drive in Rickmansworth is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Rickmansworth Town ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South West Hertfordshire. This page combines information for the address The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DH, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for WD3 4DH.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Three Rivers
Ward Rickmansworth Town
Constituency South West Hertfordshire
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 The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DH:

Winchfield Way, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DL
The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DJ
Winchfield Way, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DN
Old Chorleywood Road, Rickmansworth, WD3 4EH
Bankside Down, Old Chorleywood Road, Rickmansworth, WD3 4EJ
The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DR

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WD3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DH 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

We have found 4 property sales in The Drive since the beginning of 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 The Drive, 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 103
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 41
Flat (Converted) 11
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Total 172
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing The Drive, Rickmansworth contains a much higher than average level of people who are living rent-free, 14% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of a mere 1.4%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 69
Owned with Mortgage 35
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 17
Rented: Other 10
Rent Free 21
Total 155

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 42
Two People 64
Three People 22
Four People 20
Five People 5
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 155

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 64
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 112

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 Rickmansworth Town ward however contains significantly more women than average (65%). 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 166
Female 311
Total 477

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 12
5-7 7
8-9 12
10-14 57
15 12
16-17 44
18-19 26
20-24 19
25-29 18
30-44 64
45-59 98
60-64 31
65-74 32
75-84 38
85-89 5
90+ 2
Total 477

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WD3 4DH 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 152
Married 185
Divorced 17
Separated 4
Widowed 17
Same Sex 2
Total 377

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 277
Good 149
Fair 42
Bad 7
Very Bad 2
Total 477

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) 169
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 54
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 66
1-4 GCSEs 32
No GCSEs 33
Other 21
Total 377

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 80% 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 381
Mixed Ethnicity 23
Indian 29
Pakistani 5
Chinese 23
Other Asian 12
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 3
Total 477

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (The Drive, Rickmansworth), 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 329
Wales 5
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 25
Other 100
Total 477

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 4DH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 389
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 27
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 24
North America or Caribbean 15
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 14

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 257
No Religion 116
Buddhist 4
Hindu 31
Jewish 22
Muslim 13
Sikh 1
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 29
Total 477

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Rickmansworth Town ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 122
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 39
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 71
Retired 40
Looking After Home or Family 22
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 6
Total 332

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 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 29
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 54
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 189

The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DH 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 December 2018, 31 crimes were reported within half a mile of WD3 4DH.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 31 crimes committed near The Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address Rickmansworth and District
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Below are the details of the closest services to WD3 4DH. 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 4DH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DH. The nearest railway station is Rickmansworth, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rickmansworth 500 yards
Chorleywood 1.9 miles
Watford High Street 3.7 miles
Watford Junction 3.8 miles
Chalfont & Latimer 3.9 miles
Bushey 4 miles
Carpenders Park 4.1 miles
Watford North 4.4 miles
Denham 4.5 miles
Denham Golf Club 4.7 miles
Kings Langley 4.7 miles
Gerrards Cross 5 miles
Garston (Herts) 5.1 miles
Hatch End 5.2 miles
West Ruislip 5.4 miles
Headstone Lane 5.9 miles
Amersham 6 miles
Seer Green 6 miles
Apsley 6.2 miles
Bricket Wood 6.7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DH. The nearest Tube station is Rickmansworth, approximately 480 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DH. The nearest is Rickmansworth Park Junior Mixed and Infant School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DH. The nearest is Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School 0.6 miles
Rickmansworth School 1 mile
The Reach Free School 1.3 miles
St Clement Danes School 2.1 miles
Croxley Danes School 2.1 miles  
The Harefield Academy 2.6 miles
Westfield Academy 2.6 miles
Watford Grammar School for Boys 2.8 miles
Watford Grammar School for Girls 3.5 miles
The Watford UTC 4.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DH. The nearest is Gade Surgery, approximately 850 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 The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DH. The nearest is Berkeley Dental Clinic, approximately 570 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 The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DH. The nearest is BMI Bishops Wood Hospital, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DH. The nearest is Boots-Rickmansworth, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Rickmansworth 810 yards
Windsor House half a mile
Heaton Caffin Opticians 0.5 miles
D & J Brower Opticians 1.5 miles
Chorleywood Eye Centre 1.9 miles
J E Landaw 2.1 miles
Harefield Opticians 2.8 miles
Lamertons 3.2 miles
Gardener & Basson Opticians 3.4 miles
J B Richards 3.4 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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Broadband in WD3 4DH

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 1 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 87.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 9.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 19.7Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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