Area Information for Bowers Road, Benfleet, SS7 1BS

Bowers Road in Benfleet is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Appleton ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Castle Point. This page combines information for the address Bowers Road, Benfleet, SS7 1BS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SS7 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 SS7 1BS.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Castle Point
Ward Appleton
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 Bowers Road, Benfleet, SS7 1BS:

Bowers Road, Benfleet, SS7 1BH
Felstead Road, Benfleet, SS7 1BJ
Downer Road, Benfleet, SS7 1BQ
Bowers Road, Benfleet, SS7 1JA
Rhoda Road, Benfleet, SS7 1HZ
London Road, Benfleet, SS7 1BG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about SS7 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Bowers Road, Benfleet, SS7 1BS 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 5 property sales in Bowers Road 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 Bowers Road, Benfleet 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 40
Semi-Detached 94
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 143
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 65
Owned with Mortgage 63
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 141

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 30
Two People 51
Three People 26
Four People 26
Five People 6
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 141

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 17
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 39
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 96

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 48% male.

Male 171
Female 186
Total 357

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 19
5-7 12
8-9 6
10-14 29
15 7
16-17 4
18-19 9
20-24 16
25-29 18
30-44 80
45-59 65
60-64 25
65-74 40
75-84 23
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 357

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SS7 1BS 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 75
Married 162
Divorced 23
Separated 6
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 284

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 165
Good 122
Fair 56
Bad 10
Very Bad 4
Total 357

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) 56
Apprenticeship 13
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 47
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 48
No GCSEs or Equivalent 81
Other 9
Total 284

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Bowers Road, Benfleet) 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 96% 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 344
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 2
Other 3
Total 357

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 340
Wales 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 1
Other 11
Total 357

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 SS7 1BS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 322
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 32

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 238
No Religion 95
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 21
Total 357

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 103
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 42
Looking After Home or Family 21
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 4
Total 257

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 13
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 20
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 163

Bowers Road, Benfleet, SS7 1BS is within the Benfleet policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2020, 50 crimes were reported within half a mile of SS7 1BS.

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Below are the details of the closest services to SS7 1BS. 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 SS7 1BS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Bowers Road, Benfleet, SS7 1BS. The nearest railway station is Benfleet, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Benfleet 1.3 miles
Rayleigh 2.4 miles
Pitsea 2.4 miles
Leigh-on-Sea 3.7 miles
Wickford 4 miles
Battlesbridge 4.3 miles
Basildon 4.6 miles
Chalkwell 4.9 miles
Hockley 5 miles
Westcliff 5.8 miles
Laindon 6 miles
Southend Airport 6.1 miles
Rochford 6.1 miles
South Woodham Ferrers 6.3 miles
Prittlewell 6.4 miles
Southend Victoria 6.6 miles
Southend Central 6.6 miles
Stanford-le-Hope 6.9 miles
Southend East 7.4 miles
Billericay 7.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bowers Road, Benfleet, SS7 1BS. The nearest is Holy Family Catholic Primary School, approximately 80 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holy Family Catholic Primary School 80 yards
Kents Hill Infant Academy 290 yards
Kents Hill Junior School 290 yards
Kingston Primary School 0.6 miles
Jotmans Hall Primary School 0.6 miles
The Robert Drake Primary School 0.6 miles
South Benfleet Primary School 0.7 miles
Woodham Ley Primary School 0.9 miles
Thundersley Primary School 0.9 miles
Montgomerie Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bowers Road, Benfleet, SS7 1BS. The nearest is The Appleton School, approximately 770 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Appleton School 770 yards
The King John School 1.5 miles
The Deanes 1.6 miles
The Basildon Upper Academy 2.5 miles
The Cornelius Vermuyden School 2.6 miles
The Sweyne Park School 2.7 miles
The FitzWimarc School 2.8 miles
Castle View School 3.2 miles
The Basildon Lower Academy 3.2 miles
Belfairs Academy 3.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bowers Road, Benfleet, SS7 1BS. The nearest is Benfleet Surgery, approximately 0.6 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 Bowers Road, Benfleet, SS7 1BS. The nearest is Mr Papineni's Dental Practice, 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 Bowers Road, Benfleet, SS7 1BS. The nearest is Basildon Hospital - Dermatology Benfleet, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bowers Road, Benfleet, SS7 1BS. The nearest is K J Green Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
K J Green Opticians 0.6 miles
Castle Opticians 0.7 miles
Williams Optometrists 0.7 miles
Castle Opticians 0.9 miles
Forbes Opticians Ltd 2.1 miles
Rayleigh Vision Centre 2.3 miles
Castle Opticians 2.4 miles
Audley Mills Eye Services Ltd 2.4 miles
Boots-Rayleigh 2.4 miles
Rayleigh VE Limited 2.5 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.