Area Information for Wood Lane, Hockley, SS5 5PB

Wood Lane in Hockley is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Hockley and Ashingdon ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rayleigh and Wickford. This page combines information for the address Wood Lane, Hockley, SS5 5PB, 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 5PB.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Rochford
Ward Hockley and Ashingdon
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 Wood Lane, Hockley, SS5 5PB:

Wood Avenue, Hockley, SS5 5NU
Etheldore Avenue, Hockley, SS5 5PA
Branksome Avenue, Hockley, SS5 5PF
Branksome Avenue, Hockley, SS5 5PG
Plumberow Avenue, Hockley, SS5 5NZ
Ashway, Hockley, SS5 5PQ

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 Wood Lane, Hockley, SS5 5PB 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 20 property sales in Wood Lane 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 Wood Lane, Hockley consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 160
Semi-Detached 33
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 194
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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 53% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 79
Owned with Mortgage 102
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 192

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 16
Two People 62
Three People 36
Four People 58
Five People 15
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 2
Total 192

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 52
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 62
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 17
Total 153

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 50% male.

Male 293
Female 296
Total 589

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 33
8-9 20
10-14 46
15 14
16-17 25
18-19 18
20-24 27
25-29 11
30-44 118
45-59 136
60-64 40
65-74 38
75-84 28
85-89 5
90+ 0
Total 589

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SS5 5PB 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 96
Married 308
Divorced 20
Separated 6
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 446

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 339
Good 180
Fair 55
Bad 12
Very Bad 3
Total 589

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) 130
Apprenticeship 14
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 52
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 86
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 88
No GCSEs or Equivalent 68
Other 8
Total 446

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 95% 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 558
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 6
Chinese 6
Other Asian 1
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 2
Total 589

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 554
Wales 5
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 6
Other 20
Total 589

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 5PB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 529
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 55

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 392
No Religion 156
Buddhist 2
Hindu 7
Jewish 4
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 27
Total 589

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 143
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 63
Self Employed 52
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 35
Retired 62
Looking After Home or Family 33
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 3
Total 413

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 12
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 30
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 66
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 26
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 22
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 267

Wood Lane, Hockley, SS5 5PB is within the Hockley 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 SS5 5PB. 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 5PB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Wood Lane, Hockley, SS5 5PB. The nearest railway station is Hockley, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hockley 0.7 miles
North Fambridge 2.6 miles
Rochford 2.8 miles
Rayleigh 3.1 miles
South Woodham Ferrers 3.5 miles
Southend Airport 3.5 miles
Battlesbridge 4.2 miles
Althorne (Essex) 4.6 miles
Prittlewell 4.8 miles
Leigh-on-Sea 5 miles
Chalkwell 5.1 miles
Southend Victoria 5.4 miles
Westcliff 5.4 miles
Southend Central 5.7 miles
Southend East 5.9 miles
Wickford 6.1 miles
Benfleet 6.4 miles
Burnham-on-Crouch 6.7 miles
Thorpe Bay 6.7 miles
Pitsea 7.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wood Lane, Hockley, SS5 5PB. The nearest is Plumberow Primary Academy, approximately 450 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Plumberow Primary Academy 450 yards
Hockley Primary School 0.9 miles
Ashingdon Primary Academy 0.9 miles
Westerings Primary Academy 1.2 miles
Holt Farm Infant School 2.2 miles
Holt Farm Junior School 2.2 miles
Riverside Primary School 2.3 miles
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School 2.3 miles
Grove Wood Primary School 2.5 miles
Waterman Primary Academy 2.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Wood Lane, Hockley, SS5 5PB. The nearest is Greensward Academy, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Greensward Academy 800 yards
The King Edmund School 2 miles
The FitzWimarc School 2.6 miles
William de Ferrers School 2.9 miles
The Sweyne Park School 3 miles
The Eastwood Academy 3.4 miles
St Thomas More High School 4 miles
The Deanes 4.1 miles
Westcliff High School for Girls 4.2 miles
Westcliff High School for Boys Academy 4.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wood Lane, Hockley, SS5 5PB. The nearest is The Greensward Surgery, approximately 840 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 Wood Lane, Hockley, SS5 5PB. The nearest is Hockley Dental Care, approximately 0.9 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hockley Dental Care 0.9 miles
Mr Schnel 0.9 miles
Oak Dental Rochford 2.8 miles
Brickfields Dental Care 2.8 miles
Mr Lee & Associate 2.9 miles
Mid Essex Community Dental Service 2.9 miles
Gould & Ahmed practice 2.9 miles
The Smile Centre 3 miles
Papineni 3.1 miles
Inspire Dental Eastwood Ltd 3.2 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Wood Lane, Hockley, SS5 5PB. The nearest is Rochford Community Hospital, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Wood Lane, Hockley, SS5 5PB. The nearest is Castle Opticians, approximately 0.8 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 5PB

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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 9 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 63.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 18.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
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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