Area Information for Balcon Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DQ

Balcon Way in Borehamwood is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Borehamwood Kenilworth ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hertsmere. This page combines information for the address Balcon Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WD6 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 WD6 5DQ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Hertsmere
Ward Borehamwood Kenilworth
Constituency Hertsmere
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 Balcon Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DQ:

Danziger Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DE
Gate Close, Borehamwood, WD6 5DF
Danziger Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DG
Gate Close, Borehamwood, WD6 5DH
Danziger Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DA
Danziger Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DD

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WD6 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Balcon Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DQ 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 13 property sales in Balcon Way 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 Balcon Way, Borehamwood 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 1
Semi-Detached 20
Terraced 82
Flat (Purpose-Built) 20
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 125
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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 34
Owned with Mortgage 59
Shared Ownership 8
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 19
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 125

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 30
Two People 45
Three People 27
Four People 20
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 125

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 31
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 37
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 14
Total 105

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 Hertsmere constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 139
Female 158
Total 297

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 26
5-7 11
8-9 3
10-14 15
15 4
16-17 5
18-19 8
20-24 21
25-29 24
30-44 64
45-59 65
60-64 20
65-74 24
75-84 7
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 297

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WD6 5DQ 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 91
Married 109
Divorced 21
Separated 8
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 238

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 158
Good 108
Fair 20
Bad 10
Very Bad 1
Total 297

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) 56
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 31
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 58
No GCSEs or Equivalent 30
Other 15
Total 238

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 85% 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 251
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 13
Chinese 4
Other Asian 2
Black African 11
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 1
Total 297

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 238
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 17
Other 34
Total 297

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 WD6 5DQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 236
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 9
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
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 155
No Religion 66
Buddhist 1
Hindu 12
Jewish 38
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 23
Total 297

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 109
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 26
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 3
Total 231

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 9
Construction 19
RetailInc. Wholesale 32
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 16
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 171

Balcon Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DQ is within the Borehamwood and Elstree policing neighbourhood, under the Hertfordshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2020, 57 crimes were reported within half a mile of WD6 5DQ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 57 crimes committed near Balcon Way
Neighbourhood Team Address Borehamwood and Elstree
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Below are the details of the closest services to WD6 5DQ. 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 WD6 5DQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Balcon Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DQ. The nearest railway station is Elstree & Borehamwood, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Elstree & Borehamwood 1.1 miles
Radlett 2.7 miles
Mill Hill Broadway 3.6 miles
Hadley Wood 3.7 miles
Potters Bar 3.8 miles
New Barnet 4.1 miles
Oakleigh Park 4.6 miles
Brookmans Park 4.6 miles
Bricket Wood 5 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 5 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 5.3 miles
Park Street 5.3 miles
Bushey 5.4 miles
Welham Green 5.4 miles
Watford North 5.5 miles
Watford High Street 5.6 miles
Watford Junction 5.7 miles
Carpenders Park 5.8 miles
Headstone Lane 5.9 miles
Harrow & Wealdstone 5.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Balcon Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DQ. The nearest Tube station is High Barnet, approximately 3.1 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Balcon Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DQ. The nearest is Woodlands Primary School, approximately 660 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Woodlands Primary School 660 yards
Cowley Hill School 730 yards
St Teresa Catholic Primary School 800 yards
Monksmead School 0.7 miles
Yavneh Primary School 0.7 miles
Kenilworth Primary School 0.8 miles
Parkside Community Primary School 0.8 miles
Meryfield Primary School 1 mile
Summerswood Primary School 1 mile
Saffron Green Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Balcon Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DQ. The nearest is Hertswood Academy, approximately 280 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hertswood Academy 280 yards
The Elstree UTC 560 yards
Yavneh College 0.8 miles
Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet 2.3 miles
Mill Hill County High School 2.5 miles
Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School 3 miles
Dame Alice Owen's School 3 miles
The Totteridge Academy 3.3 miles
Ark Pioneer Academy 3.3 miles  
Bushey Meads School 3.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Balcon Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DQ. The nearest is FAIRBROOK MEDICAL CENTRE, approximately half a mile 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 Balcon Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DQ. The nearest is Harley House, 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 Balcon Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DQ. The nearest is Barnet General Hospital, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Balcon Way, Borehamwood, WD6 5DQ. The nearest is Tesco Opticians, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Tesco Opticians 0.5 miles
Boots-Borehamwood 0.7 miles
Insight Opticians 0.7 miles
Dr DH Glover 2.5 miles
Grant & Glass Opticians 2.6 miles
Radlett Opticians 2.7 miles
Specs Direct 2.7 miles
Vision Express Barnet 2.7 miles
Barnet Opticians 2.7 miles
Boots-Barnet 2.8 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 WD6 5DQ

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

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 4 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 61.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 100Mbps
Average Upload Speed 15Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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