Area Information for Rat Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7TS

Rat Lane in Rayleigh is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Victoria ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Castle Point. This page combines information for the address Rat Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7TS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SS6 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 Castle Point
Ward Victoria
Constituency Castle Point
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 Rat Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7TS:

Claydons Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7UP
Arterial Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7UQ
Brook Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7UT
Weir Gardens, Rayleigh, SS6 7SR
Arterial Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7SP
Claydons Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7UU

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SS6 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Rat Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7TS 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 Rat Lane, Rayleigh 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 86
Semi-Detached 40
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 127
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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 63
Owned with Mortgage 54
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rent Free 2
Total 126

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 24
Two People 52
Three People 22
Four People 21
Five People 6
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 126

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 20
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 37
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 77

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 Castle Point constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 164
Female 150
Total 314

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 9
5-7 10
8-9 5
10-14 12
15 8
16-17 14
18-19 7
20-24 11
25-29 11
30-44 49
45-59 69
60-64 32
65-74 41
75-84 29
85-89 6
90+ 1
Total 314

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SS6 7TS 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 64
Married 164
Divorced 23
Separated 4
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 270

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 112
Good 135
Fair 49
Bad 14
Very Bad 4
Total 314

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) 50
Apprenticeship 11
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 57
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 45
No GCSEs or Equivalent 60
Other 12
Total 270

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Rat Lane, Rayleigh) 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 312
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Total 314

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 307
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 4
Other 1
Total 314

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 SS6 7TS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 272
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 1
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 40

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 200
No Religion 71
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 40
Total 314

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Victoria ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 24% 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 82
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 55
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 4
Total 234

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 4
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 23
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 142

Rat Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7TS is within the Hadleigh policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In September 2020, 38 crimes were reported within half a mile of SS6 7TS.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 38 crimes committed near Rat Lane
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Below are the details of the closest services to SS6 7TS. 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 SS6 7TS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Rat Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7TS. The nearest railway station is Rayleigh, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rayleigh 1 mile
Benfleet 2.8 miles
Leigh-on-Sea 2.9 miles
Hockley 3.1 miles
Battlesbridge 3.8 miles
Chalkwell 3.9 miles
Rochford 4.3 miles
Pitsea 4.3 miles
Southend Airport 4.4 miles
Wickford 4.5 miles
Westcliff 4.6 miles
Prittlewell 4.9 miles
South Woodham Ferrers 5.1 miles
Southend Victoria 5.2 miles
Southend Central 5.4 miles
North Fambridge 6.1 miles
Southend East 6.1 miles
Basildon 6.3 miles
Thorpe Bay 7.3 miles
Laindon 7.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Rat Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7TS. The nearest is Rayleigh Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Rayleigh Primary School 0.7 miles
Wyburns Primary School 0.7 miles
Thundersley Primary School 1 mile
Westwood Academy 1.1 miles
Glebe Primary School 1.2 miles
Edward Francis Primary School 1.2 miles
Grove Wood Primary School 1.3 miles
Kingston Primary School 1.4 miles
Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Primary School 1.6 miles
Hadleigh Infant and Nursery School 1.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Rat Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7TS. The nearest is The Deanes, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Deanes 0.6 miles
The FitzWimarc School 1.1 miles
The Sweyne Park School 1.4 miles
The King John School 1.4 miles
The Appleton School 2.3 miles
Belfairs Academy 2.4 miles
The Eastwood Academy 2.8 miles
Westcliff High School for Girls 3.2 miles
St Thomas More High School 3.2 miles
Westcliff High School for Boys Academy 3.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Rat Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7TS. The nearest is Audley Mills Surgery, approximately 0.7 miles 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 Rat Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7TS. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Rayleigh, approximately 0.5 miles 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 Rat Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7TS. The nearest is Basildon Hospital - Dermatology Benfleet, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Rat Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7TS. The nearest is Rayleigh Vision Centre, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rayleigh Vision Centre 0.6 miles
Castle Opticians 0.6 miles
Audley Mills Eye Services Ltd 0.6 miles
Boots-Rayleigh 0.7 miles
Rayleigh VE Limited 0.8 miles
Templemans Opticians (Home Visits) 0.8 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.8 miles
Castle Opticians 1 mile
Forbes Opticians Ltd 1.5 miles
E Megafu 2.2 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.