Area Information for Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UG

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 5UG, 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 5UG.

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 5UG:

Sorrel Court, Basildon, SS15 5FG
Wisteria Court, Basildon, SS15 5ZB
Crosse Courts, Basildon, SS15 5JE
Bellflower Mews, Basildon, SS15 5FH
Poppy Gardens, Basildon, SS15 5TW
Petunia Close, Basildon, SS15 5XE

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 5UG 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 32 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 5
Semi-Detached 36
Terraced 84
Flat (Purpose-Built) 27
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 153
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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 - 44% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 14
Owned with Mortgage 48
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 46
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 22
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 21
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 153

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 34
Two People 32
Three People 33
Four People 39
Five People 8
Six People 7
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 153

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 43
C2 - Skilled manual workers 29
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 59
Total 139

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 50% male.

Male 216
Female 219
Total 435

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around SS15 5UG has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 31% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 53
5-7 24
8-9 19
10-14 33
15 5
16-17 23
18-19 16
20-24 27
25-29 37
30-44 95
45-59 64
60-64 19
65-74 16
75-84 4
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 435

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SS15 5UG 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 148
Married 104
Divorced 31
Separated 10
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 212
Good 165
Fair 45
Bad 9
Very Bad 4
Total 435

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) 34
Apprenticeship 8
2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 61
1-4 GCSEs 83
No GCSEs 75
Other 10
Total 301

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 85% 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 370
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 3
Chinese 1
Other Asian 13
Black African 37
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 2
Total 435

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 365
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 12
Other 53
Total 435

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 5UG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 254
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 13
African Countries 21
Middle East or Asia 13
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 140

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 226
No Religion 180
Buddhist 2
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 23
Total 435

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 108
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 47
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 26
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 38
Retired 18
Looking After Home or Family 28
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 6
Total 297

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 36
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 14
Accommodation and Food 20
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 35
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 177

Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UG 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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Below are the details of the closest services to SS15 5UG. 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 5UG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UG. The nearest railway station is Laindon, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Laindon 310 yards
Basildon 1.3 miles
Pitsea 3.5 miles
West Horndon 3.7 miles
Stanford-le-Hope 3.8 miles
Billericay 4.1 miles
Wickford 5.1 miles
East Tilbury 5.9 miles
Shenfield 5.9 miles
Benfleet 6.1 miles
Brentwood 6.2 miles
Ockendon 6.7 miles
Ingatestone 7 miles
Battlesbridge 7.1 miles
Upminster 7.6 miles
Rayleigh 7.6 miles
Grays 7.9 miles
Tilbury Town 8 miles
Chafford Hundred 8.3 miles
Harold Wood 8.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 9 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UG. The nearest Tube station is Upminster, approximately 7.6 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UG. The nearest is The Phoenix Primary School, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Phoenix Primary School 510 yards
Janet Duke Primary School half a mile
Merrylands Primary School 0.5 miles
Lincewood Primary School 0.7 miles
Millhouse Primary School 0.7 miles
St Anne Line Catholic Infant School 0.8 miles
St Anne Line Catholic Junior School 0.8 miles
Lee Chapel Primary School 0.9 miles
Laindon Park Primary School & Nursery 0.9 miles
Great Berry Primary School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UG. The nearest is The James Hornsby School, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The James Hornsby School 840 yards
Woodlands School 1.3 miles
De La Salle School and Language College 1.9 miles
Ortu Gable Hall School 2.7 miles
The Basildon Lower Academy 2.7 miles
The Billericay School 3.4 miles
The Basildon Upper Academy 3.4 miles
Hassenbrook Academy 3.6 miles
St Clere's School 4.1 miles
The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College 4.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UG. The nearest is Laindon Medical Group, approximately 480 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 5UG. The nearest is Laindon Health Centre, approximately 480 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 5UG. The nearest is Basildon University Hospital, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Somercotes, Basildon, SS15 5UG. The nearest is Templeman Opticians, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Templeman Opticians 630 yards
Specsavers Opticians 1.3 miles
Boots-Basildon - Town Sq 1.4 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 1.4 miles
Dollond & Aitchison 1.5 miles
Asda Opticians 1.5 miles
Weston Opticians Ltd 1.5 miles
Tesco Opticians 2.7 miles
Belson & Sons 3.3 miles
Goldsmith Webb 3.3 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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