Area Information for Park Gardens, Hockley, SS5 4HF

Park Gardens in Hockley is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Hawkwell West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rayleigh and Wickford. This page combines information for the address Park Gardens, Hockley, SS5 4HF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SS5 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 SS5 4HF.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Rochford
Ward Hawkwell West
Constituency Rayleigh and Wickford
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 Park Gardens, Hockley, SS5 4HF:

Harrow Close, Hockley, SS5 4HQ
Hawkwell Park Drive, Hockley, SS5 4HA
Hawkwell Park Drive, Hockley, SS5 4HB
Harrow Gardens, Hockley, SS5 4HG
Glenwood Avenue, Hockley, SS5 4HH
Park Gardens, Hockley, SS5 4HE

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SS5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Park Gardens, Hockley, SS5 4HF 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 28 property sales in Park Gardens 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 Park Gardens, Hockley consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 55
Semi-Detached 67
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 124
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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 50% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 55
Owned with Mortgage 61
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 121

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 19
Two People 43
Three People 22
Four People 25
Five People 11
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 121

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 22
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 79

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 Rayleigh and Wickford constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 163
Female 171
Total 334

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 18
5-7 13
8-9 7
10-14 27
15 1
16-17 9
18-19 6
20-24 19
25-29 12
30-44 56
45-59 83
60-64 19
65-74 35
75-84 22
85-89 7
90+ 0
Total 334

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SS5 4HF 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 60
Married 169
Divorced 18
Separated 4
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 268

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 156
Good 120
Fair 43
Bad 11
Very Bad 4
Total 334

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) 46
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 40
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 53
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 46
No GCSEs or Equivalent 63
Other 8
Total 268

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Park Gardens, Hockley) 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 98% 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 328
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 4
Black Caribbean 1
Total 334

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 320
Wales 2
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 1
Other 3
Total 334

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 SS5 4HF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 284
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 50

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 199
No Religion 89
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 4
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 37
Total 334

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hawkwell West ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 21% 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 82
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 49
Self Employed 35
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 41
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 0
Total 239

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 12
Construction 25
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 11
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 24
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 170

Park Gardens, Hockley, SS5 4HF is within the Hockley policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In August 2021, 12 crimes were reported within half a mile of SS5 4HF.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 12 crimes committed near Park Gardens
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Below are the details of the closest services to SS5 4HF. 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 SS5 4HF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Park Gardens, Hockley, SS5 4HF. The nearest railway station is Hockley, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hockley 0.7 miles
Rochford 1.7 miles
Southend Airport 2.4 miles
Rayleigh 3.1 miles
North Fambridge 3.6 miles
Prittlewell 3.6 miles
Chalkwell 4 miles
Leigh-on-Sea 4.1 miles
Southend Victoria 4.2 miles
Westcliff 4.2 miles
Southend Central 4.5 miles
South Woodham Ferrers 4.6 miles
Southend East 4.8 miles
Battlesbridge 4.9 miles
Althorne (Essex) 4.9 miles
Thorpe Bay 5.7 miles
Benfleet 6 miles
Burnham-on-Crouch 6.6 miles
Wickford 6.7 miles
Shoeburyness 7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Park Gardens, Hockley, SS5 4HF. The nearest is Westerings Primary Academy, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Westerings Primary Academy 0.6 miles
Plumberow Primary Academy 0.9 miles
Hockley Primary School 1.2 miles
Holt Farm Infant School 1.2 miles
Holt Farm Junior School 1.2 miles
Ashingdon Primary Academy 1.3 miles
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School 1.3 miles
Waterman Primary Academy 1.6 miles
Rochford Primary and Nursery School 1.6 miles
Heycroft Primary School 2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Park Gardens, Hockley, SS5 4HF. The nearest is Greensward Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Greensward Academy 0.7 miles
The King Edmund School 1.3 miles
The Eastwood Academy 2.3 miles
The FitzWimarc School 2.6 miles
St Thomas More High School 2.9 miles
Westcliff High School for Girls 3.1 miles
Westcliff High School for Boys Academy 3.1 miles
The Sweyne Park School 3.1 miles
Southend High School for Boys 3.2 miles
Chase High School 3.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Park Gardens, Hockley, SS5 4HF. The nearest is Hawkwell Park Drive - Branch Surgery, approximately 180 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 Park Gardens, Hockley, SS5 4HF. The nearest is Mr Schnel, approximately 720 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mr Schnel 720 yards
Hockley Dental Care 0.7 miles
Oak Dental Rochford 1.8 miles
Inspire Dental Eastwood Ltd 2.2 miles
Mr Lee & Associate 2.3 miles
The Smile Centre 2.8 miles
Bupa Dental Care, Rayleigh 3.2 miles
Leigh Dental Centre 3.5 miles
Rose Dental 3.6 miles
N D Rankin and Associates Dental Surgery 3.6 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Park Gardens, Hockley, SS5 4HF. The nearest is Rochford Community Hospital, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Park Gardens, Hockley, SS5 4HF. The nearest is Castle Opticians, approximately 0.7 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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Broadband in SS5 4HF

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 18 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 38.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 69.2Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 18.6Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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