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Watford (WD5)

The WD5 postcode area is located in the Watford postcode town region, within the county of Hertfordshire, and contains a total of 358 individual postcodes.

There are 3 electoral wards in the WD5 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, 27% of people in WD5 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 WD5 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 WD5 postcode area is located in the Watford district of Hertfordshire, England. It comprises most of the Abbots Langley, Bedmond, Chipperfield and Kings Langley civil parishes. The postcode area has a total population of approximately 35,000 and covers an area of 106 square kilometres.

The postcode area is served by several bus routes, including the W10, W19, W30, and W20. It is also served by two train stations: Kings Langley (on the London Midland Main Line) and Abbots Langley (on the Chiltern Main Line). Both stations offer frequent services to London Euston. The nearby M25 motorway offers easy access to London, the South East and the rest of the UK.

The area has a flourishing retail sector, made up of big-name chains, independent outlets and retail parks. There is also a thriving nightlife in the area, with several pubs, bars, and restaurants located in the high street. In addition, WD5 has a wealth of leisure and cultural activities, ranging from historic tours to themed events and concerts.

There are several popular sites and attractions in WD5, including the Langleybury Children's Farm, the Grand Union Canal, the celebrated Warner Bros. Studio Tour, and the wonderful Ashridge estate. The area also offers a diverse selection of schools from primaries and secondaries to colleges and universities, making it an ideal place for families.

WD5 has a wide range of housing options; you can find anything from characterful old cottages to modern apartments. The postcode area also borders many beautiful countryside areas, such as the Hertfordshire countryside and the South Oxfordshire hills, for those looking to make a holiday or weekend getaway from London.

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  • 90%WORKING

10% of people in WD5 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 27%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 17%DE

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


  • 84%WHITE
  • 16%NON-WHITE

84% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Hertfordshire

WD5 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 CodeWD5
Postal TownWatford
MSOA NameThree Rivers 001
LSOA NameThree Rivers 001C
Local AuthorityThree Rivers
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

WD5 Electoral Wards

The postal region of WD5, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

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