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Watford (WD2)

The WD2 postcode area is located in the Watford postcode town region, within the county of Hertfordshire, and contains a total of 2080 individual postcodes.

There are -1 electoral wards in the WD2 postcode area, including which come under the local authority of the Hertsmere Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 28% of people in WD2 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of WD2 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

The WD2 postcode of the Watford district is an area located in the southeast of the English county of Hertfordshire.

Bordering Greater London to the south, WD2 covers a large area of south-eastern Watford that includes areas such as Carpenders Park, Oxhey, Nascot Wood, Croxley Green, Leavesden, and Langleybury. The major settlements within the WD2 postcode are Oxhey and Croxley Green.

The WD2 postcode boasts excellent transport connections. Watford Met and London Overground stations are both located in the area and provide fast access to London's Kings Cross and Euston stations. Watford Junction Station is located at the opposite end of the district, and offers Rail services to London Euston and Hemel Hempstead. There is also good road access; being close to the M25 junction, the A41, and close to the larger M1 motorway.

Watford is also home to numerous shops, a cinema, leisure activities, and great dining. There are a large variety of restaurants, ranging from pubs to international cuisines, as well as big retail chains like Tesco and Asda. Watford is home to the Intu Watford shopping centre, which houses a variety of retailers, restaurants, and a cinema multiplex.

The area is known for its green spaces, most notably Cassiobury Park, which stretches along the banks of the River Gade and features a range of recreational activities, including walking trails, a skatepark, and a children's play area. Furthermore, Nascot Wood offers a variety of recreational activities including a children's play area, and Watford Colosseum is located nearby which is perfect for music and theatre lovers.

The WD2 postcode is also home to some excellent educational facilities. Watford has well-regarded secondary and higher education schools, providing an excellent level of education for students. The Colleges of West Hertfordshire provide further educational opportunities, and the University of North London has a campus in Watford. Furthermore, the Watford School of Art and Design was one of the first schools in the UK to offer art degrees.

WD2 is an ideal location for those looking for excellent transport links, as well as a variety of leisure and educational opportunities, making it an ideal place to live.

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  • 89%WORKING

11% of people in WD2 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 28%AB
  • 55%C2/C2
  • 17%DE

According to census records, 28% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 72%WHITE
  • 28%NON-WHITE

72% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Hertfordshire

WD2 is located in the county of Hertfordshire, in England.

Hertfordshire has a total population of 1,176,700, making it the 12th largest county in the UK.

Hertfordshire has a total area of 634 square miles, and a population density of 716 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Hertfordshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeWD2
Postal TownWatford
MSOA NameHertsmere 012
LSOA NameHertsmere 012A
Local AuthorityHertsmere
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

WD2 Electoral Wards

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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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A football match is suspended and roads remain closed due to heavy rainfall and flooding.

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The local council estimates the festival can bring 4m to the town's economy.

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