Area Information for Western Approaches, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6SH

Western Approaches in Southend-On-Sea is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the St Laurence ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Southend West. This page combines information for the address Western Approaches, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6SH, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Southend-on-Sea
Ward St Laurence
Constituency Southend West
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 Western Approaches, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6SH:

Coniston, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6SN
Old Mead, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6SW
Western Approaches, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6XY
Coniston, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6SL
Western Approaches, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6TY
Repton Grove, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6SJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SS2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Western Approaches, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6SH 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 16
Semi-Detached 42
Terraced 48
Flat (Purpose-Built) 30
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 139
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 57% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 29
Owned with Mortgage 77
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 23
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 135

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 56
Two People 39
Three People 14
Four People 18
Five People 6
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 135

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 52
C2 - Skilled manual workers 26
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 21
Total 113

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 Southend West constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 149
Female 141
Total 290

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 30
5-7 11
8-9 8
10-14 13
15 2
16-17 8
18-19 3
20-24 13
25-29 20
30-44 101
45-59 39
60-64 16
65-74 16
75-84 8
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 290

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SS2 6SH 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 86
Married 91
Divorced 32
Separated 10
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 226

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 144
Good 100
Fair 35
Bad 9
Very Bad 2
Total 290

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) 37
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 61
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 47
No GCSEs or Equivalent 49
Other 5
Total 226

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Western Approaches, Southend-On-Sea) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 97% 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 282
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 3
Other Asian 1
Total 290

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 279
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 9
Total 290

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 6SH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 241
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 46

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 133
No Religion 137
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 2
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 290

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St Laurence ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 97
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 42
Self Employed 23
Unemployed 19
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 2
Total 216

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 20
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 19
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 22
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 169

Western Approaches, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6SH is within the Eastwood 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 SS2 6SH. 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 6SH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Western Approaches, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6SH. The nearest railway station is Southend Airport, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Southend Airport 1.4 miles
Rochford 1.5 miles
Prittlewell 2.2 miles
Chalkwell 2.2 miles
Hockley 2.3 miles
Leigh-on-Sea 2.4 miles
Westcliff 2.5 miles
Southend Victoria 2.7 miles
Southend Central 2.9 miles
Rayleigh 3.3 miles
Southend East 3.4 miles
Thorpe Bay 4.5 miles
Benfleet 5.1 miles
North Fambridge 5.4 miles
Battlesbridge 5.9 miles
Shoeburyness 6 miles
South Woodham Ferrers 6.1 miles
Althorne (Essex) 6.4 miles
Pitsea 7.1 miles
Wickford 7.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Western Approaches, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6SH. The nearest is Heycroft Primary School, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Heycroft Primary School 630 yards
Eastwood Primary School & Nursery 860 yards
Edwards Hall Primary School 1 mile
Blenheim Primary School 1.1 miles
Prince Avenue Academy and Nursery 1.2 miles
Earls Hall Primary School 1.3 miles
Fairways Primary School 1.4 miles
Darlinghurst Academy 1.5 miles
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School 1.5 miles
Rochford Primary and Nursery School 1.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Western Approaches, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6SH. The nearest is The Eastwood Academy, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Eastwood Academy 0.6 miles
St Thomas More High School 1.1 miles
Westcliff High School for Boys Academy 1.3 miles
Westcliff High School for Girls 1.3 miles
Chase High School 1.5 miles
Southend High School for Boys 1.6 miles
Belfairs Academy 2 miles
The King Edmund School 2.2 miles
Greensward Academy 2.5 miles
St Bernard's High School 2.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Western Approaches, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6SH. The nearest is Scott Park Surgery, approximately 120 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 Western Approaches, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6SH. The nearest is Inspire Dental Eastwood Ltd, approximately 860 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 Western Approaches, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6SH. The nearest is Southend Hospital, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Western Approaches, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6SH. The nearest is J G Bentley & Associates, approximately 1.3 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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