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Watford (WD6)

The WD6 postcode area is located in the Watford postcode town region, within the county of Hertfordshire, and contains a total of 1687 individual postcodes.

There are 11 electoral wards in the WD6 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, 26% of people in WD6 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 WD6 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

WD6 is a posttown in the Watford district of south west Hertfordshire. It consists of thirteen postcode sectors ranging from WD6 1XX to WD6 5UF and covers parts of Borehamwood, Barnet and Bushey. The area covers a total of 30 square miles, with a population of around 25,000 inhabitants. It is a relatively affluent area with many housing developments and a large commercial centre offering a number of retail and leisure facilities.

WD6 is an attractive area to live with a number of well-regarded schools, which include Bushey Meads and Northwood College for Girls. It is well connected to London by the Overground rail network, as well as the M1 motorway which is just fifteen minutes away, offering excellent road access to much of the south east and the rest of the UK.

For those seeking outdoor activities and sports, there are numerous public parks offering excellent walking, cycling and other activities, as well as football grounds, running tracks, golf courses and a number of off-site group activities.

The area is also home to a number of popular tourist attractions, including the Camera Obscura, Elstree Studios, Parkfields and Elstree Aerodrome.

WD6 is a great place to live, shop, work and play, offering something for everyone to enjoy. From its well-regarded schools to its outdoor pursuits, to its thriving shopping and restaurant scenes, the district provides an easy, enjoyable lifestyle and is a great place to make a life.

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  • 88%WORKING

12% of people in WD6 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 26%AB
  • 54%C2/C2
  • 21%DE

According to census records, 26% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 73%WHITE
  • 27%NON-WHITE

73% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Hertfordshire

WD6 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 CodeWD6
Postal TownWatford
MSOA NameHertsmere 007
LSOA NameHertsmere 007D
Local AuthorityHertsmere
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

WD6 Electoral Wards

The postal region of WD6, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Barnet Gate
Batlers Green
Deacon's Hill
Green Street
Letchmore Heath
Rowley Green
Well End
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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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