Area Information for Rickmansworth, WD3 4FA

This postcode 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 Rickmansworth, WD3 4FA, 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 February 2006. 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 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 Rickmansworth, WD3 4FA:

Victoria Close, Rickmansworth, WD3 4EQ
Chorleywood Close, Rickmansworth, WD3 4EG
The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DJ
The Drive, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DH
Winchfield Way, Rickmansworth, WD3 4DL
Old Chorleywood Road, Rickmansworth, WD3 4EH

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 Rickmansworth, WD3 4FA 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 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 21
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 202
Flat (Converted) 3
Total 247
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Rickmansworth contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 42% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 55
Owned with Mortgage 74
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 95
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 6
Total 236

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 104
Two People 79
Three People 31
Four People 18
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 236

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 97
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 69
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 14
Total 198

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 51% male.

Male 229
Female 223
Total 452

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 32
5-7 10
8-9 3
10-14 16
15 3
16-17 7
18-19 13
20-24 14
25-29 55
30-44 161
45-59 73
60-64 20
65-74 16
75-84 23
85-89 5
90+ 1
Total 452

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WD3 4FA 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 147
Married 174
Divorced 32
Separated 14
Widowed 21
Same Sex 0
Total 388

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 90% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 262
Good 146
Fair 34
Bad 8
Very Bad 2
Total 452

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

WD3 4FA and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 55% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 213
Apprenticeship 5
2+ A Levels 46
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs 34
No GCSEs 26
Other 27
Total 388

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 75% 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 341
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 53
Pakistani 15
Chinese 14
Other Asian 7
Black African 6
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 4
Total 452

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 319
Wales 3
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 11
European Union 24
Other 84
Total 452

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 4FA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 358
Republic of Ireland 12
Europe (including European Union) 32
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 23
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 18

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 226
No Religion 117
Buddhist 1
Hindu 41
Jewish 3
Muslim 17
Sikh 7
Other Religion 8
Not Stated 32
Total 452

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Rickmansworth Town ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 58% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 209
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 51
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 7
Total 359

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
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 9
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 42
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 17
Information and Communication 29
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 25
Real Estate 11
Professional, Scientific and Technical 49
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 27
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 17
Total 290

Rickmansworth, WD3 4FA 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.

Neighbourhood Team

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Rickmansworth, WD3 4FA. The nearest railway station is Rickmansworth, approximately 120 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rickmansworth 120 yards
Chorleywood 2.1 miles
Watford High Street 3.7 miles
Watford Junction 3.8 miles
Bushey 3.9 miles
Carpenders Park 3.9 miles
Chalfont & Latimer 4.2 miles
Denham 4.3 miles
Watford North 4.4 miles
Denham Golf Club 4.5 miles
Kings Langley 4.9 miles
Gerrards Cross 4.9 miles
Hatch End 5 miles
West Ruislip 5.1 miles
Garston (Herts) 5.1 miles
Headstone Lane 5.7 miles
Seer Green 6.1 miles
Amersham 6.2 miles
Apsley 6.4 miles
South Ruislip 6.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Rickmansworth, WD3 4FA. The nearest Tube station is Rickmansworth, approximately 90 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Rickmansworth, WD3 4FA. The nearest is Rickmansworth Park Junior Mixed and Infant School, approximately 820 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Rickmansworth, WD3 4FA. The nearest is Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School, approximately 700 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School 700 yards
Rickmansworth School 0.9 miles
The Reach Free School 1.3 miles
Croxley Danes School 2 miles  
The Harefield Academy 2.3 miles
St Clement Danes School 2.4 miles
Westfield Academy 2.6 miles
Watford Grammar School for Boys 2.8 miles
Watford Grammar School for Girls 3.4 miles
UTC Heathrow 3.9 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Rickmansworth, WD3 4FA. The nearest is Gade Surgery, approximately 640 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 Rickmansworth, WD3 4FA. The nearest is Berkeley Dental Clinic, approximately 360 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 Rickmansworth, WD3 4FA. The nearest is BMI Bishops Wood Hospital, approximately 2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Rickmansworth, WD3 4FA. The nearest is Boots-Rickmansworth, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Rickmansworth 380 yards
Windsor House 460 yards
Heaton Caffin Opticians 780 yards
D & J Brower Opticians 1.4 miles
Chorleywood Eye Centre 2.2 miles
J E Landaw 2.3 miles
Harefield Opticians 2.6 miles
Lamertons 2.9 miles
J B Richards 3.3 miles
Gardener & Basson Opticians 3.3 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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