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Watford (WD23)

The WD23 postcode area is located in the Watford postcode town region, within the county of Hertfordshire, and contains a total of 1104 individual postcodes.

There are 12 electoral wards in the WD23 postcode area, including Abbots Langley, Borehamwood, Bushey, Kings Langley, Radlett, Rickmansworth, Watford which come under the local authority of the Hertsmere Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 32% of people in WD23 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 WD23 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

WD23 is the postcode for Watford, a rising star of Hertfordshire. It is strategically placed between Hemel Hempstead, Kings Langley, Bushey Heath and Radlett and is close to the M1, A41 and M25 motorways, as well as Watford tube and train stations.

It is known for its excellent transport connections and is home to hundreds of small to medium sized businesses, especially in the retail, distribution, finance and services sectors. It is also a popular choice for commuters; its proximity to London means journey times can vary from 15-20 minutes.

Watford itself is a bustling and vibrant town, offering plenty to see and do. Its traditional town centre is home to a lively range of shops, restaurants, bars, and cafés, while the town's popular retail parks offer an ever-growing selection of stores selling everything from clothes, books and home appliances to electronics, DVDs and stationery.

Culture seekers will find plenty to see, too, with two theatres hosting a varied programme of events, ranging from musicals to contemporary drama and opera. You can also take in the riverside sights of the Grand Union canal or the stunning Edwardian splendor of Cassiobury Park.

For those looking for a great night out, Watford has an exciting club and bar scene; from student venues to trendy bars to traditional pubs, you'll find something to suit every taste. And if none of this takes your fancy, then the town's plethora of museums, art galleries, parks and gardens can provide hours of entertainment.

WD23 also has highly-rated schools, including Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' and Watford Grammar School for Girls. With such a great range of amenities, it's no wonder Watford is growing in popularity and is now one of the most sought-after places to live in the county.

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  • 88%WORKING

12% of people in WD23 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 32%AB
  • 53%C2/C2
  • 15%DE

According to census records, 32% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 75%WHITE
  • 25%NON-WHITE

75% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Hertfordshire

WD23 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 CodeWD23
Postal TownWatford
MSOA NameHertsmere 012
LSOA NameHertsmere 012A
Local AuthorityHertsmere
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

WD23 Electoral Wards

The postal region of WD23, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Batlers Green
Bushey Heath
Caldecote Hill
High Cross
Letchmore Heath
Merry Hill
Patchetts Green
Round Bush
Watford Heath
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