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Watford (WD3)

The WD3 postcode area is located in the Watford postcode town region, within the county of Hertfordshire, and contains a total of 2280 individual postcodes.

There are 6 electoral wards in the WD3 postcode area, including Abbots Langley, Borehamwood, Bushey, Kings Langley, Radlett, Rickmansworth, Watford, which come under the local authority of the Three Rivers Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 41% of people in WD3 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 WD3 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.



  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in WD3 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 41%AB
  • 48%C2/C2
  • 11%DE

According to census records, 41% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 81%WHITE
  • 19%NON-WHITE

81% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.



The county of Hertfordshire

WD3 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.

WD3 Electoral Wards

The postal region of WD3, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Abbots Langley
Kings Langley
Hertfordshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeWD3
Postal TownWatford
MSOA NameThree Rivers 004
LSOA NameThree Rivers 004D
Local AuthorityThree Rivers
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation
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