Area Information for William Street, Grays, RM17 6DY

William Street in Grays is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Grays Thurrock ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Thurrock. This page combines information for the address William Street, Grays, RM17 6DY, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for RM17 6DY.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Thurrock
Ward Grays Thurrock
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 William Street, Grays, RM17 6DY:

Charles Street, Grays, RM17 6DX
Grove Road, Grays, RM17 6JY
John Street, Grays, RM17 6ED
Bridge Road, Grays, RM17 6BU
East Thurrock Road, Grays, RM17 6SR
Bridge Road, Grays, RM17 6BZ

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 William Street, Grays, RM17 6DY 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

We have found 91 property sales in William Street since the beginning of 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 William Street, Grays consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 7
Semi-Detached 27
Terraced 100
Flat (Purpose-Built) 19
Flat (Converted) 7
Total 160
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing William Street, Grays contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 39% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 62
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 7
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 55
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 1
Total 152

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 30
Two People 49
Three People 28
Four People 31
Five People 11
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 152

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 51
C2 - Skilled manual workers 27
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 49
Total 141

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 47% male.

Male 196
Female 219
Total 415

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 57
5-7 22
8-9 7
10-14 23
15 5
16-17 6
18-19 14
20-24 36
25-29 48
30-44 100
45-59 63
60-64 17
65-74 5
75-84 10
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 415

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode RM17 6DY 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 129
Married 116
Divorced 35
Separated 13
Widowed 8
Same Sex 0
Total 301

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 220
Good 148
Fair 40
Bad 6
Very Bad 1
Total 415

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) 84
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 53
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 53
No GCSEs or Equivalent 34
Other 34
Total 301

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 71% 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 294
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 22
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 4
Other Asian 19
Black African 44
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 1
Total 415

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 296
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 40
Other 73
Total 415

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 6DY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 279
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 42
African Countries 16
Middle East or Asia 19
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 60

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 227
No Religion 106
Buddhist 5
Hindu 7
Jewish 0
Muslim 17
Sikh 14
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 39
Total 415

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 136
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 26
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 10
Total 289

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 11
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 38
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 20
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 26
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 196

William Street, Grays, RM17 6DY is within the Grays Central policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In December 2019, 203 crimes were reported within half a mile of RM17 6DY.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 203 crimes committed near William Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Grays Central
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Below are the details of the closest services to RM17 6DY. 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 6DY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to William Street, Grays, RM17 6DY. The nearest railway station is Grays, approximately 760 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Grays 760 yards
Tilbury Town 1.3 miles
Chafford Hundred Lakeside 2 miles
Swanscombe 2.1 miles
Northfleet 2.1 miles
Ebbsfleet International 2.3 miles
Gravesend 2.8 miles
Greenhithe for Bluewater 2.9 miles
Stone Crossing 3.4 miles
East Tilbury 3.6 miles
Ockendon 3.7 miles
Purfleet 4.1 miles
Stanford-le-Hope 4.8 miles
Dartford 5.2 miles
Longfield 5.7 miles
Slade Green 6.1 miles
Meopham 6.3 miles
West Horndon 6.4 miles
Farningham Road 6.6 miles
Sole Street 6.7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to William Street, Grays, RM17 6DY. The nearest Overground station is Upminster, approximately 6.7 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to William Street, Grays, RM17 6DY. The nearest is Thameside Primary School, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Thameside Primary School 420 yards
Quarry Hill Academy 780 yards
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Little Thurrock Primary School 0.9 miles
Belmont Castle Academy 1 mile
Woodside Academy 1.3 miles
Deneholm Primary School 1.3 miles
The Gateway Primary Free School 1.4 miles
Tudor Court Primary School 1.4 miles
Lansdowne Primary Academy 1.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to William Street, Grays, RM17 6DY. The nearest is Grays Convent High School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Grays Convent High School 0.5 miles
The Hathaway Academy 1 mile
The Gateway Academy 1.5 miles
Harris Academy Chafford Hundred 1.7 miles
William Edwards School 1.9 miles
The Ebbsfleet Academy 2.5 miles
Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend 2.9 miles
Northfleet Technology College 3 miles
Northfleet School for Girls 3.2 miles
Gravesend Grammar School 3.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to William Street, Grays, RM17 6DY. The nearest is Dr Yadava N Practice, approximately 260 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 William Street, Grays, RM17 6DY. The nearest is Toothshine Dental Clinic, approximately 580 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 William Street, Grays, RM17 6DY. The nearest is Thurrock Community Hospital (Connect Health), approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to William Street, Grays, RM17 6DY. The nearest is Specsavers, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers 590 yards
Euin Steele & Partners 610 yards
Kennedy Rath Opticians 630 yards
Chandler Clarke Opticians 1.4 miles
K Lewis & Partners 1.6 miles
Costco Wholesale UK Ltd 2.2 miles
Boots Opticians Ltd 2.2 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 2.2 miles
Opticial Express 2.2 miles
Boots-West Thurrock 2.2 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.


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Broadband in RM17 6DY

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 44 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 65.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 300Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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