Area Information for Grays, RM17 5DJ

This postcode in Grays is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Grays Riverside ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Thurrock. This page combines information for the address Grays, RM17 5DJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of RM17 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in October 2009. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Thurrock
Ward Grays Riverside
Constituency Thurrock
Region Eastern
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Grays, RM17 5DJ:

Queensgate Centre, Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DF
Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DL
Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DD
Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DA
Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DS
Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5EB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about RM17 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Grays, RM17 5DJ is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 9
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 60
Flat (Purpose-Built) 36
Flat (Converted) 14
Residence in Commercial Building 15
Total 148
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Grays contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 49% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 29
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 19
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 68
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 144

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 44
Two People 44
Three People 26
Four People 18
Five People 11
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 144

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 33
C2 - Skilled manual workers 33
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 51
Total 129

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Thurrock constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 172
Female 171
Total 343

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 26
5-7 11
8-9 5
10-14 17
15 6
16-17 11
18-19 11
20-24 30
25-29 28
30-44 93
45-59 71
60-64 15
65-74 14
75-84 4
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 343

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode RM17 5DJ does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 93
Married 130
Divorced 28
Separated 15
Widowed 12
Same Sex 0
Total 278

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 176
Good 120
Fair 35
Bad 12
Very Bad 0
Total 343

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 44
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 57
No GCSEs or Equivalent 61
Other 44
Total 278

Ethnic Group Embed This

Grays can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 63% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 216
Mixed Ethnicity 15
Indian 8
Pakistani 2
Chinese 4
Other Asian 44
Black African 30
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 11
Total 343

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Grays), only 48% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 164
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 62
Other 113
Total 343

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to RM17 5DJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 130
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 73
African Countries 23
Middle East or Asia 57
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 56

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 187
No Religion 72
Buddhist 2
Hindu 27
Jewish 0
Muslim 12
Sikh 2
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 38
Total 343

Economic Activity Embed This

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 103
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 24
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 27
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 15
Total 273

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 8
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 7
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 22
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 20
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 163

Grays, RM17 5DJ is within the Grays South policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near RM17 5DJ
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Below are the details of the closest services to RM17 5DJ. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for RM17 5DJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Grays, RM17 5DJ. The nearest railway station is Grays, approximately 300 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Grays 300 yards
Chafford Hundred Lakeside 1.7 miles
Tilbury Town 1.7 miles
Swanscombe 2.1 miles
Northfleet 2.2 miles
Ebbsfleet International 2.4 miles
Greenhithe for Bluewater 2.7 miles
Gravesend 3.1 miles
Stone Crossing 3.2 miles
Ockendon 3.4 miles
Purfleet 3.8 miles
East Tilbury 3.9 miles
Stanford-le-Hope 4.9 miles
Dartford 5 miles
Longfield 5.8 miles
Slade Green 5.8 miles
West Horndon 6.2 miles
Rainham (Essex) 6.3 miles
Upminster 6.4 miles
Erith 6.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Grays, RM17 5DJ. The nearest Overground station is Upminster, approximately 6.4 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Grays, RM17 5DJ. The nearest is Quarry Hill Academy, approximately 680 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Quarry Hill Academy 680 yards
Belmont Castle Academy 0.6 miles
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
Thameside Primary School 0.6 miles
Little Thurrock Primary School 0.9 miles
Tudor Court Primary School 1.1 miles
Deneholm Primary School 1.3 miles
Harris Primary Academy Mayflower 1.3 miles
Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred 1.4 miles
Stifford Clays Primary School 1.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Grays, RM17 5DJ. The nearest is Grays Convent High School, approximately 730 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Grays Convent High School 730 yards
The Hathaway Academy 0.8 miles
Harris Academy Chafford Hundred 1.4 miles
William Edwards School 1.8 miles
The Gateway Academy 1.9 miles
The Ebbsfleet Academy 2.6 miles
Harris Academy Ockendon 3.2 miles  
Northfleet Technology College 3.2 miles
Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend 3.3 miles
Northfleet School for Girls 3.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Grays, RM17 5DJ. The nearest is The Thurrock Health Centre, approximately 120 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Grays, RM17 5DJ. The nearest is Patient First Dental Practice, approximately 220 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Grays, RM17 5DJ. The nearest is Thurrock Community Hospital (Connect Health), approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Grays, RM17 5DJ. The nearest is Kennedy Rath Opticians, approximately 150 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kennedy Rath Opticians 150 yards
Specsavers 160 yards
Euin Steele & Partners 190 yards
Chandler Clarke Opticians 1.7 miles
Boots Opticians Ltd 1.8 miles
Costco Wholesale UK Ltd 1.8 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 1.8 miles
Opticial Express 1.8 miles
Boots-West Thurrock 1.9 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 1.9 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.