Area Information for Highbank, Tower Park, Hullbridge, Hockley, SS5 6PN

Highbank in Hullbridge is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Hullbridge ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Rayleigh and Wickford. This page combines information for the address Highbank, Tower Park, Hullbridge, Hockley, SS5 6PN, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Rochford
Ward Hullbridge
Constituency Rayleigh and Wickford
Region Eastern
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Highbank, Tower Park, Hullbridge, Hockley, SS5 6PN 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 Highbank, Tower Park, Hullbridge, Hockley consists predominantly of caravans or other mobile and temporary dwellings. This is relatively uncommon, and may indicate a caravan park in the area. 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 10
Semi-Detached 3
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Caravan/Park/Temporary 107
Total 121
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 104
Owned with Mortgage 1
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 109

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 60
Two People 49
Three People 0
Four People 0
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 109

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 10
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 29

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 47% male.

Male 74
Female 84
Total 158

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around SS5 6PN has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 70% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.

This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.

Age Groups
0-4 0
5-7 0
8-9 0
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 0
20-24 0
25-29 0
30-44 0
45-59 15
60-64 32
65-74 62
75-84 39
85-89 8
90+ 2
Total 158

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SS5 6PN the number widowed residents is high - 17% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 12
Married 81
Divorced 35
Separated 3
Widowed 27
Same Sex 0
Total 158

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 Hullbridge ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (56%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 22
Good 67
Fair 53
Bad 12
Very Bad 4
Total 158

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Highbank and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 63% 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) 10
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 4
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 10
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 12
No GCSEs or Equivalent 100
Other 12
Total 158

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Highbank, Tower Park, Hullbridge, 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 99% 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 156
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Total 158

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 151
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 0
Other 2
Total 158

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 6PN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 128
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 29

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 124
No Religion 23
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 10
Total 158

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hullbridge ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 69% 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 13
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 0
Retired 75
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 109

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 3
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 2
Education 1
HealthInc. Social Work 4
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 26

Highbank, Tower Park, Hullbridge, Hockley, SS5 6PN is within the Hullbridge policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2020, 13 crimes were reported within half a mile of SS5 6PN.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Hullbridge. 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 6PN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Highbank, Tower Park, Hullbridge, Hockley, SS5 6PN. The nearest railway station is South Woodham Ferrers, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
South Woodham Ferrers 1.4 miles
Battlesbridge 2.2 miles
Hockley 2.6 miles
Rayleigh 2.9 miles
North Fambridge 3.1 miles
Wickford 4.3 miles
Rochford 5 miles
Southend Airport 5.7 miles
Althorne (Essex) 5.9 miles
Leigh-on-Sea 6.2 miles
Benfleet 6.4 miles
Chalkwell 6.7 miles
Pitsea 6.8 miles
Prittlewell 6.8 miles
Westcliff 7.2 miles
Southend Victoria 7.4 miles
Southend Central 7.6 miles
Southend East 8 miles
Basildon 8.1 miles
Burnham-on-Crouch 8.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Highbank, Tower Park, Hullbridge, Hockley, SS5 6PN. The nearest is Riverside Primary School, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Riverside Primary School 370 yards
Collingwood Primary School 0.8 miles
Trinity St Mary's CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School, South Woodham Ferrers 1 mile
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, SWF 1.1 miles
Elmwood Primary School 1.1 miles
Woodville Primary School 1.6 miles
St Nicholas' Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Rawreth 2.2 miles
Hockley Primary School 2.2 miles
Down Hall Primary School 2.2 miles
Plumberow Primary Academy 2.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Highbank, Tower Park, Hullbridge, Hockley, SS5 6PN. The nearest is William de Ferrers School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
William de Ferrers School 1.1 miles
The Sweyne Park School 2.5 miles
Greensward Academy 2.6 miles
The FitzWimarc School 2.7 miles
Beauchamps High School 3.4 miles
The King Edmund School 4.3 miles
The Deanes 4.4 miles
The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College 5 miles
The Eastwood Academy 5 miles
The King John School 5.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Highbank, Tower Park, Hullbridge, Hockley, SS5 6PN. The nearest is Conner & Partners, approximately 820 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Conner & Partners 820 yards
Anson Close Surgery 0.8 miles
Kingsway Surgery 1.6 miles
The Dome Surgery 1.6 miles
Brickfields Surgery 1.7 miles
Greenwood Surgery 1.7 miles
Downhall Park Surgery 2 miles
William Harvey Surgery 2.7 miles
The Greensward Surgery 2.7 miles
Church View Surgery 3 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Highbank, Tower Park, Hullbridge, Hockley, SS5 6PN. The nearest is Brickfields Dental Care, approximately 1 mile 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 Highbank, Tower Park, Hullbridge, Hockley, SS5 6PN. The nearest is Rochford Community Hospital, approximately 4.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Highbank, Tower Park, Hullbridge, Hockley, SS5 6PN. The nearest is Kas Perfect Vision Ltd, approximately 0.6 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.