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

This postcode in Southend-On-Sea is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Milton ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rochford and Southend East. This page combines information for the address Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5SH, 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 January 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 Southend-on-Sea
Ward Milton
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 5SH 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 Southend-On-Sea 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 5
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 12
Flat (Purpose-Built) 58
Flat (Converted) 83
Residence in Commercial Building 31
Total 193
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Southend-On-Sea contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 72% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 11
Owned with Mortgage 27
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 113
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 4
Total 160

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 66
Two People 47
Three People 22
Four People 17
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 160

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 46
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 55
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 Rochford and Southend East constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Male 163
Female 177
Total 340

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 31
5-7 11
8-9 8
10-14 12
15 0
16-17 4
18-19 7
20-24 50
25-29 49
30-44 81
45-59 56
60-64 9
65-74 8
75-84 12
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 340

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SS2 5SH 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 142
Married 67
Divorced 51
Separated 8
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 278

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 150
Good 128
Fair 39
Bad 20
Very Bad 3
Total 340

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) 57
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 53
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 49
No GCSEs or Equivalent 58
Other 27
Total 278

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 82% 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 280
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 7
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 6
Other Asian 5
Black African 13
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 2
Total 340

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Southend-On-Sea), 70% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 238
Wales 2
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 54
Other 39
Total 340

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 5SH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 207
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 44
African Countries 9
Middle East or Asia 17
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 66

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 148
No Religion 131
Buddhist 5
Hindu 8
Jewish 2
Muslim 16
Sikh 1
Other Religion 7
Not Stated 22
Total 340

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Milton ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 17% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 96
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 27
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 44
Retired 6
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 7
Total 264

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 18
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 35
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 16
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 161

Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5SH 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.

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Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near SS2 5SH
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Below are the details of the closest services to SS2 5SH. 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 5SH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5SH. The nearest railway station is Southend Victoria, approximately 230 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Southend Victoria 230 yards
Southend Central 330 yards
Prittlewell 0.8 miles
Southend East 0.8 miles
Westcliff-on-Sea 0.9 miles
Chalkwell 1.8 miles
Southend Airport 2 miles
Thorpe Bay 2.1 miles
Rochford 2.9 miles
Leigh-on-Sea 3.1 miles
Shoeburyness 3.6 miles
Hockley 5 miles
Rayleigh 5.9 miles
Benfleet 6.5 miles
Sheerness-on-Sea 7.1 miles
North Fambridge 7.6 miles
Althorne 7.7 miles
Burnham-on-Crouch 7.8 miles
Battlesbridge 8.6 miles
Queenborough 8.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5SH. The nearest is Porters Grange Primary School and Nursery, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Porters Grange Primary School and Nursery 610 yards
Barons Court Primary School and Nursery 730 yards
St Mary's, Prittlewell, CofE Primary School 750 yards
St Helen's Catholic Primary School 760 yards
Milton Hall Primary School and Nursery 0.5 miles
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
Bournemouth Park Academy 0.6 miles
Westborough Academy 0.8 miles
Temple Sutton Primary School 1.1 miles
Hamstel Infant School and Nursery 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5SH. The nearest is St Bernard's High School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Bernard's High School 0.6 miles
Southend High School for Boys 1.2 miles
Cecil Jones Academy 1.3 miles
Chase High School 1.3 miles
Southend High School for Girls 1.4 miles
Southchurch High School 1.6 miles
Westcliff High School for Boys Academy 2.1 miles
St Thomas More High School 2.1 miles
Westcliff High School for Girls 2.1 miles
The Eastwood Academy 2.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5SH. The nearest is Queensway Surgery, approximately 280 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 5SH. The nearest is Southend Dental Care, approximately 80 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 Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5SH. The nearest is BMI Southend Private Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5SH. The nearest is Gill's Independent Eyecare, approximately 110 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Gill's Independent Eyecare 110 yards
Body Opticians Ltd 180 yards
Queensway Eyecare 280 yards
Boots-Southend - High St 440 yards
Vision Express UK Limited 650 yards
Boots-Southend - The Royals 660 yards
Specsavers Opticians 670 yards
Harvey Rose & Son 0.7 miles
Scrivens Opticians 0.7 miles
Scher & Ward 0.8 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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