Area Information for Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UA

Somercotes in Basildon is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Lee Chapel North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Basildon and Billericay. This page combines information for the address Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SS15 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 SS15 5UA.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in October 2016. 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 Basildon
Ward Lee Chapel North
Constituency Basildon and Billericay
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 Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UA:

Aster Close, Basildon, SS15 5GQ
Primula Court, Basildon, SS15 5GY
Ward Close, Basildon, SS15 5DR
Orchid Place, Basildon, SS15 5GZ
Turner Close, Basildon, SS15 5DD
Elizabeth Way, Basildon, SS15 5EH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SS15 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UA 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 3 property sales in Somercotes 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 Somercotes, Basildon 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 10
Semi-Detached 37
Terraced 109
Flat (Purpose-Built) 15
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 172
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Somercotes, Basildon contains a higher than average level of social housing - 73% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 13
Owned with Mortgage 19
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 32
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 91
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rent Free 0
Total 169

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 25
Two People 41
Three People 37
Four People 39
Five People 15
Six People 9
Seven People 3
8+ People 0
Total 169

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 35
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 85
Total 157

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 Basildon and Billericay constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 45% male.

Male 235
Female 289
Total 524

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around SS15 5UA has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 43% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 64
5-7 57
8-9 32
10-14 64
15 6
16-17 19
18-19 12
20-24 31
25-29 46
30-44 117
45-59 47
60-64 9
65-74 14
75-84 6
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 524

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SS15 5UA 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 152
Married 78
Divorced 42
Separated 20
Widowed 9
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 282
Good 159
Fair 55
Bad 21
Very Bad 7
Total 524

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 17
Apprenticeship 12
2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 71
1-4 GCSEs 68
No GCSEs 91
Other 14
Total 301

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 88% 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 460
Mixed Ethnicity 18
Indian 7
Bangladeshi 2
Other Asian 1
Black African 30
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 524

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 484
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 12
Other 19
Total 524

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 SS15 5UA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 317
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 14
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 182

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 254
No Religion 224
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 37
Total 524

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 80
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 48
Self Employed 19
Unemployed 22
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 32
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 45
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 13
Total 295

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 16
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 19
RetailInc. Wholesale 32
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 155

Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UA is within the Lee Chapel North 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 Somercotes
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Below are the details of the closest services to SS15 5UA. 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 SS15 5UA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UA. The nearest railway station is Laindon, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Laindon 610 yards
Basildon 1.1 miles
Pitsea 3.3 miles
Stanford-le-Hope 3.8 miles
West Horndon 3.9 miles
Billericay 4.2 miles
Wickford 4.9 miles
Benfleet 5.9 miles
East Tilbury 5.9 miles
Shenfield 6.1 miles
Brentwood 6.4 miles
Ockendon 6.9 miles
Battlesbridge 6.9 miles
Ingatestone 7.1 miles
Rayleigh 7.4 miles
Upminster 7.8 miles
Grays 8 miles
Tilbury Town 8.1 miles
Chafford Hundred 8.5 miles
Harold Wood 8.7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 9 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UA. The nearest Tube station is Upminster, approximately 7.8 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UA. The nearest is The Phoenix Primary School, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Phoenix Primary School 560 yards
Janet Duke Primary School 560 yards
St Anne Line Catholic Infant School 0.6 miles
St Anne Line Catholic Junior School 0.6 miles
Lee Chapel Primary School 0.7 miles
Merrylands Primary School 0.8 miles
Lincewood Primary School 0.8 miles
Millhouse Primary School 0.8 miles
Laindon Park Primary School & Nursery 0.8 miles
Great Berry Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UA. The nearest is The James Hornsby School, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The James Hornsby School 810 yards
Woodlands School 1.1 miles
De La Salle School and Language College 1.6 miles
The Basildon Lower Academy 2.5 miles
Ortu Gable Hall School 2.6 miles
The Basildon Upper Academy 3.1 miles
The Billericay School 3.4 miles
Hassenbrook Academy 3.6 miles
St Clere's School 4.1 miles
The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College 4.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UA. The nearest is Laindon Medical Group, approximately 790 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 Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UA. The nearest is Laindon Health Centre, approximately 790 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 Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UA. The nearest is Basildon University Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UA. The nearest is Templeman Opticians, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Templeman Opticians 0.5 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.1 miles
Boots-Basildon - Town Sq 1.1 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 1.1 miles
Dollond & Aitchison 1.2 miles
Asda Opticians 1.2 miles
Weston Opticians Ltd 1.3 miles
Tesco Opticians 2.5 miles
Tesco Opticians 3.1 miles
Belson & Sons 3.2 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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