Area Information for Grays, RM17 6JW

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 6JW, 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 December 1995. 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 6JW:

Thames Road, Grays, RM17 6JT
Pier Wharf, Argent Street, Grays, RM17 6JF
Thames Road, Grays, RM17 6JP
Conway Gardens, Grays, RM17 6HG
Anchor Court, Argent Street, Grays, RM17 6QP
Argent Street, Grays, RM17 6LS

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 6JW 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 1
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 146
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 151
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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) - 68% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5
Owned with Mortgage 36
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 96
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 2
Total 148

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 55
Three People 30
Four People 12
Five People 7
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 148

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 27
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 46
C2 - Skilled manual workers 28
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 44
Total 145

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 53% male.

Male 173
Female 154
Total 327

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 44
5-7 13
8-9 4
10-14 5
15 1
16-17 4
18-19 10
20-24 21
25-29 82
30-44 99
45-59 36
60-64 3
65-74 5
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 327

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode RM17 6JW 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 125
Married 92
Divorced 26
Separated 15
Widowed 1
Same Sex 1
Total 260

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 174
Good 126
Fair 23
Bad 2
Very Bad 2
Total 327

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) 75
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 28
No GCSEs or Equivalent 34
Other 44
Total 260

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 68% 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 222
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 9
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 3
Other Asian 10
Black African 59
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 4
Total 327

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Grays), only 49% 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 161
Wales 2
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 82
Other 80
Total 327

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 6JW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 151
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 96
African Countries 35
Middle East or Asia 13
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 30

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 241
No Religion 49
Buddhist 7
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 11
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 16
Total 327

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Grays Riverside ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 60% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 157
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 2
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 7
Total 260

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 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 21
RetailInc. Wholesale 44
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 41
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 16
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 210

Grays, RM17 6JW 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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Below are the details of the closest services to RM17 6JW. 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 6JW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Grays, RM17 6JW. The nearest railway station is Grays, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Grays 540 yards
Tilbury Town 1.4 miles
Swanscombe 1.8 miles
Northfleet 1.8 miles
Chafford Hundred Lakeside 1.9 miles
Ebbsfleet International 2.1 miles
Greenhithe for Bluewater 2.5 miles
Gravesend 2.8 miles
Stone Crossing 3 miles
Ockendon 3.7 miles
Purfleet 3.9 miles
East Tilbury 3.9 miles
Dartford 4.9 miles
Stanford-le-Hope 5.1 miles
Longfield 5.4 miles
Slade Green 5.8 miles
Meopham 6.1 miles
Farningham Road 6.3 miles
Erith 6.5 miles
Crayford 6.5 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Grays, RM17 6JW. The nearest Overground station is Upminster, approximately 6.8 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Grays, RM17 6JW. The nearest is Thameside Primary School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Thameside Primary School 0.5 miles
Quarry Hill Academy 0.7 miles
Belmont Castle Academy 0.8 miles
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School 1 mile
Little Thurrock Primary School 1.2 miles
Tudor Court Primary School 1.5 miles
Harris Primary Academy Mayflower 1.5 miles
Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred 1.6 miles
Lansdowne Primary Academy 1.6 miles
Deneholm Primary School 1.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Grays, RM17 6JW. The nearest is Grays Convent High School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Grays Convent High School 0.7 miles
The Hathaway Academy 1.2 miles
Harris Academy Chafford Hundred 1.6 miles
The Gateway Academy 1.7 miles
William Edwards School 2.2 miles
The Ebbsfleet Academy 2.2 miles
Northfleet Technology College 2.8 miles
Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend 2.9 miles
Northfleet School for Girls 3.1 miles
Harris Academy Ockendon 3.5 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Grays, RM17 6JW. The nearest is Dr Joseph L Practice, approximately 390 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 6JW. The nearest is Mr P S Datta, approximately 460 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 6JW. 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 6JW. The nearest is Specsavers, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers 560 yards
Kennedy Rath Opticians 580 yards
Euin Steele & Partners 810 yards
K Lewis & Partners 1.7 miles
Chandler Clarke Opticians 1.7 miles
Costco Wholesale UK Ltd 2 miles
Boots Opticians Ltd 2.1 miles
Opticial Express 2.1 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 2.1 miles
Boots-West Thurrock 2.1 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.