Area Information for Grays, RM17 5WS

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 5WS, 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 August 2004. 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 5WS:

Wharf Road, Grays, RM17 5WX
Wharf Road, Grays, RM17 5YX
London Road, Grays, RM17 5YD
Meesons Lane, Grays, RM17 5BF
London Road, Grays, RM17 5YP
Malthouse Drive, Grays, RM17 5FG

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 5WS 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

The area containing Grays consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 0
Semi-Detached 3
Terraced 32
Flat (Purpose-Built) 81
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 122
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Grays contains a higher than average level of social housing - 51% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 20
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 59
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 27
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 121

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 45
Two People 36
Three People 25
Four People 11
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 121

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 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 41
Total 111

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 51% male.

Gender
Male 130
Female 126
Total 256

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 37
5-7 10
8-9 3
10-14 10
15 5
16-17 2
18-19 4
20-24 27
25-29 28
30-44 79
45-59 34
60-64 3
65-74 12
75-84 2
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 256

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode RM17 5WS 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 96
Married 58
Divorced 24
Separated 8
Widowed 3
Same Sex 2
Total 191

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.

Health
Very Good 124
Good 93
Fair 27
Bad 11
Very Bad 1
Total 256

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) 31
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 44
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 35
No GCSEs or Equivalent 35
Other 20
Total 191

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 82% white.

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 209
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Pakistani 8
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 2
Other Asian 3
Black African 13
Black Caribbean 1
Other 2
Total 256

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 210
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 17
Other 26
Total 256

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 5WS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 166
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 23
African Countries 9
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 55

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.

Religion
Christian 131
No Religion 88
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 18
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 15
Total 256

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 81
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 17
Other 8
Total 189

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 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 16
Accommodation and Food 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 3
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 113

Grays, RM17 5WS 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near RM17 5WS
Neighbourhood Team Address Grays South
Force Website: https://www.essex.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to RM17 5WS. 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 5WS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Grays, RM17 5WS. The nearest railway station is Grays, approximately 600 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Grays 600 yards
Chafford Hundred Lakeside 1.3 miles
Swanscombe 1.9 miles
Tilbury Town 2 miles
Northfleet 2.1 miles
Ebbsfleet International 2.3 miles
Greenhithe for Bluewater 2.3 miles
Stone Crossing 2.7 miles
Gravesend 3.3 miles
Purfleet 3.3 miles
Ockendon 3.3 miles
East Tilbury 4.3 miles
Dartford 4.5 miles
Slade Green 5.3 miles
Stanford-le-Hope 5.4 miles
Longfield 5.5 miles
Erith 6 miles
Rainham (Essex) 6 miles
Crayford 6.1 miles
Farningham Road 6.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Grays, RM17 5WS. 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 5WS. The nearest is Belmont Castle Academy, approximately 580 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Belmont Castle Academy 580 yards
    
Quarry Hill Academy 0.8 miles
    
Harris Primary Academy Mayflower 1 mile
    
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School 1 mile
    
Thameside Primary School 1 mile
    
Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred 1 mile
    
Tudor Court Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Warren Primary School 1.3 miles
    
Little Thurrock Primary School 1.4 miles
    
West Thurrock Academy 1.5 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Grays, RM17 5WS. The nearest is Grays Convent High School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Grays Convent High School 0.8 miles
    
Harris Academy Chafford Hundred 1 mile
    
The Hathaway Academy 1.1 miles
    
William Edwards School 2.1 miles
    
The Gateway Academy 2.2 miles
    
The Ebbsfleet Academy 2.4 miles
    
Harris Academy Ockendon 3 miles  
Harris Academy Riverside 3.2 miles  
Northfleet Technology College 3.2 miles
    
Ormiston Park Academy 3.3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Grays, RM17 5WS. The nearest is Dr Joseph L Practice, approximately 670 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 5WS. The nearest is Patient First Dental Practice, approximately 630 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 5WS. The nearest is Thurrock Community Hospital (Connect Health), approximately 1.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Grays, RM17 5WS. The nearest is Kennedy Rath Opticians, approximately 770 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Kennedy Rath Opticians 770 yards
Specsavers 810 yards
Euin Steele & Partners 0.6 miles
Costco Wholesale UK Ltd 1.5 miles
Boots Opticians Ltd 1.5 miles
Opticial Express 1.5 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 1.5 miles
Boots-West Thurrock 1.6 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 1.6 miles
Tesco opticians 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.