Area Information for Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, WD6 5LG

Cowley Hill in Borehamwood is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Shenley ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hertsmere. This page combines information for the address Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, WD6 5LG, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Hertsmere
Ward Shenley
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 Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, WD6 5LG:

Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, WD6 5LF
Hartforde Road, Borehamwood, WD6 5JR
Neagle Close, Borehamwood, WD6 5PX
Wilcox Close, Borehamwood, WD6 5PY
Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, WD6 5LQ
Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, WD6 5LE

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 Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, WD6 5LG 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 11
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 17
Flat (Converted) 14
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 64
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Cowley Hill, Borehamwood contains a higher than average level of social housing - 65% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 22
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 18
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 62

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 16
Two People 15
Three People 18
Four People 7
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 2
Total 62

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 6
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 17
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 53

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 45% male.

Male 75
Female 93
Total 168

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around WD6 5LG has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 30% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 31
5-7 7
8-9 4
10-14 7
15 1
16-17 6
18-19 8
20-24 21
25-29 9
30-44 30
45-59 25
60-64 7
65-74 7
75-84 5
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 168

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WD6 5LG 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 62
Married 39
Divorced 8
Separated 6
Widowed 3
Same Sex 0
Total 118

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 73
Good 71
Fair 17
Bad 3
Very Bad 4
Total 168

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) 24
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 10
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 22
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 23
No GCSEs or Equivalent 32
Other 4
Total 118

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 142
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 3
Black African 13
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 168

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 146
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 2
Other 12
Total 168

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 5LG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 119
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 41

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 101
No Religion 49
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 168

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 24
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 7
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 3
Total 113

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 3
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 59

Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, WD6 5LG is within the Potters Bar and Shenley policing neighbourhood, under the Hertfordshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In January 2021, 53 crimes were reported within half a mile of WD6 5LG.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 53 crimes committed near Cowley Hill
Neighbourhood Team Address Potters Bar and Shenley
Elstree Way
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Below are the details of the closest services to WD6 5LG. 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 5LG.

Nearest Railway Stations

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

Name Approximate Distance*
Elstree & Borehamwood 1.1 miles
Radlett 2.6 miles
Mill Hill Broadway 3.8 miles
Potters Bar 3.8 miles
Hadley Wood 3.8 miles
New Barnet 4.2 miles
Brookmans Park 4.6 miles
Oakleigh Park 4.7 miles
Bricket Wood 4.8 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 4.9 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 5.2 miles
Park Street 5.2 miles
Bushey 5.3 miles
Watford North 5.4 miles
Welham Green 5.4 miles
Watford High Street 5.5 miles
Watford Junction 5.6 miles
Carpenders Park 5.8 miles
Headstone Lane 5.9 miles
Hatch End 5.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, WD6 5LG. The nearest Tube station is High Barnet, approximately 3.3 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, WD6 5LG. The nearest is Woodlands Primary School, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Woodlands Primary School 460 yards
Cowley Hill School 620 yards
St Teresa Catholic Primary School half a mile
Parkside Community Primary School 0.7 miles
Monksmead School 0.8 miles
Yavneh Primary School 0.9 miles
Kenilworth Primary School 0.9 miles
Meryfield Primary School 0.9 miles
Summerswood Primary School 1.1 miles
Saffron Green Primary School 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, WD6 5LG. The nearest is Hertswood Academy, approximately 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hertswood Academy 50 yards
The Elstree UTC 820 yards
Yavneh College 0.9 miles
Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet 2.4 miles
Mill Hill County High School 2.7 miles
Dame Alice Owen's School 3 miles
Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School 3.1 miles
The Totteridge Academy 3.4 miles
Immanuel College 3.4 miles  
Ark Pioneer Academy 3.5 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, WD6 5LG. The nearest is FAIRBROOK MEDICAL CENTRE, approximately 0.6 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 Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, WD6 5LG. The nearest is Harley House, approximately 0.6 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 Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, WD6 5LG. The nearest is Barnet Hospital, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, WD6 5LG. The nearest is Tesco Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Tesco Opticians 0.6 miles
Boots-Borehamwood 0.7 miles
Insight Opticians 0.8 miles
Dr DH Glover 2.4 miles
Grant & Glass Opticians 2.4 miles
Radlett Opticians 2.5 miles
Specs Direct 2.8 miles
Vision Express Barnet 2.8 miles
Barnet Opticians 2.9 miles
Boots-Barnet 2.9 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.