Area Information for Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5LH

This postcode in Southend-On-Sea is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Victoria ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rochford and Southend East. This page combines information for the address Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5LH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SS2 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 1982. 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 Southend-on-Sea
Ward Victoria
Constituency Rochford and Southend East
Region Eastern
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5LH 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 2
Semi-Detached 18
Terraced 41
Flat (Purpose-Built) 49
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 111
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Southend-On-Sea contains a higher than average level of social housing - 63% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 21
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 58
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 11
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rent Free 2
Total 110

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 52
Two People 33
Three People 4
Four People 17
Five People 1
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 110

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 1
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 36
Total 71

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 Rochford and Southend East constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Gender
Male 111
Female 113
Total 224

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 13
5-7 6
8-9 5
10-14 18
15 3
16-17 4
18-19 5
20-24 11
25-29 10
30-44 39
45-59 49
60-64 18
65-74 26
75-84 12
85-89 3
90+ 2
Total 224

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SS2 5LH 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 55
Married 52
Divorced 47
Separated 5
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 179

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.

However, this area of the Victoria ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (66%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 82
Good 66
Fair 52
Bad 17
Very Bad 7
Total 224

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

SS2 5LH and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 49% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 15
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 14
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 27
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 88
Other 14
Total 179

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 89% 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 200
Indian 6
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 4
Other Asian 4
Black African 6
Total 224

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 191
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 10
Other 18
Total 224

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 SS2 5LH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 138
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 75

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 134
No Religion 68
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 1
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 15
Total 224

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Victoria ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 39
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 33
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 8
Total 162

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 13
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 7
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 67

Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5LH is within the Southend Central 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 SS2 5LH
Neighbourhood Team Address Southend Central
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 SS2 5LH. 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 SS2 5LH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5LH. The nearest railway station is Prittlewell, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Prittlewell 0.5 miles
Southend Victoria 0.6 miles
Southend East 0.7 miles
Southend Central 0.8 miles
Westcliff-on-Sea 1.5 miles
Southend Airport 1.6 miles
Thorpe Bay 1.9 miles
Chalkwell 2.3 miles
Rochford 2.5 miles
Shoeburyness 3.4 miles
Leigh-on-Sea 3.5 miles
Hockley 4.7 miles
Rayleigh 6 miles
Benfleet 6.9 miles
Althorne 7.1 miles
Burnham-on-Crouch 7.2 miles
North Fambridge 7.2 miles
Sheerness-on-Sea 7.5 miles
Battlesbridge 8.6 miles
South Woodham Ferrers 8.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5LH. The nearest is Bournemouth Park Academy, approximately 170 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bournemouth Park Academy 170 yards
    
Temple Sutton Primary School 780 yards
    
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Porters Grange Primary School and Nursery 0.6 miles
    
Hamstel Infant School and Nursery 0.7 miles
    
Hamstel Junior School 0.7 miles
    
St Mary's, Prittlewell, CofE Primary School 0.8 miles
    
St Helen's Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Milton Hall Primary School and Nursery 1 mile
    
Westborough Academy 1 mile
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5LH. The nearest is Cecil Jones Academy, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Cecil Jones Academy 0.6 miles
    
Southend High School for Girls 1.1 miles
    
Southend High School for Boys 1.2 miles
    
St Bernard's High School 1.2 miles
    
Southchurch High School 1.3 miles
    
Chase High School 1.4 miles
    
St Thomas More High School 2.2 miles
    
Westcliff High School for Boys Academy 2.3 miles
    
Westcliff High School for Girls 2.3 miles
    
Shoeburyness High School 2.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5LH. The nearest is Sutton Road Surgery, approximately 690 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 Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5LH. The nearest is Community Dental Services CIC, approximately 0.6 miles 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 Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5LH. The nearest is Spire Wellesley Hospital, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5LH. The nearest is Queensway Eyecare, approximately 0.5 miles away.

* 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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