Area Information for Benfleet, SS7 1EZ

This postcode in Benfleet is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Boyce ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Castle Point. This page combines information for the address Benfleet, SS7 1EZ, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 2000. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Castle Point
Ward Boyce
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 Benfleet, SS7 1EZ:

Underhill Road, Benfleet, SS7 1ER
Fernlea Road, Benfleet, SS7 1HD
Mount Road, Benfleet, SS7 1HA
Avenue Road, Benfleet, SS7 1HE
Southwell Road, Benfleet, SS7 1HB
The Rowlands, Benfleet, SS7 1HF

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 Benfleet, SS7 1EZ 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 Benfleet 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 97
Semi-Detached 31
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 130
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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 65
Owned with Mortgage 55
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 1
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 18
Two People 57
Three People 19
Four People 16
Five People 14
Six People 2
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 24
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 36
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 85

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 51% male.

Gender
Male 170
Female 165
Total 335

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 21
5-7 10
8-9 7
10-14 24
15 8
16-17 4
18-19 5
20-24 12
25-29 16
30-44 51
45-59 78
60-64 37
65-74 40
75-84 17
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 335

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SS7 1EZ 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 51
Married 183
Divorced 14
Separated 3
Widowed 14
Same Sex 0
Total 265

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.

Health
Very Good 184
Good 112
Fair 35
Bad 2
Very Bad 2
Total 335

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) 63
Apprenticeship 14
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 43
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 52
No GCSEs or Equivalent 45
Other 16
Total 265

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (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 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 331
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Black African 2
Total 335

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 321
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 4
Other 2
Total 335

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 1EZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 304
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 26

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.

Religion
Christian 227
No Religion 82
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 23
Total 335

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Boyce 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 101
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 59
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 2
Total 243

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 15
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 21
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 20
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 162

Benfleet, SS7 1EZ is within the Benfleet policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near SS7 1EZ
Neighbourhood Team Address Benfleet
Force Website: https://www.essex.police.uk

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Benfleet, SS7 1EZ. The nearest railway station is Benfleet, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Benfleet 1 mile
Rayleigh 2.5 miles
Pitsea 3 miles
Leigh-on-Sea 3 miles
Chalkwell 4.3 miles
Wickford 4.7 miles
Battlesbridge 4.7 miles
Hockley 4.9 miles
Basildon 5.1 miles
Westcliff 5.2 miles
Southend Airport 5.6 miles
Rochford 5.7 miles
Prittlewell 5.8 miles
Southend Victoria 6 miles
Southend Central 6 miles
Laindon 6.6 miles
South Woodham Ferrers 6.6 miles
Southend East 6.9 miles
Stanford-le-Hope 7.2 miles
North Fambridge 7.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Benfleet, SS7 1EZ. The nearest is Kents Hill Infant Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Kents Hill Infant Academy 0.7 miles
    
Kents Hill Junior School 0.7 miles
    
South Benfleet Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Holy Family Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Kingston Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Thundersley Primary School 0.9 miles
    
The Robert Drake Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Jotmans Hall Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Westwood Academy 1.3 miles
    
Woodham Ley Primary School 1.5 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Benfleet, SS7 1EZ. The nearest is The King John School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The King John School 0.9 miles
    
The Appleton School 1.1 miles
    
The Deanes 1.3 miles
    
The Cornelius Vermuyden School 2.1 miles
    
Castle View School 2.6 miles
    
Belfairs Academy 2.8 miles
    
The FitzWimarc School 2.8 miles
    
The Sweyne Park School 2.9 miles
    
The Basildon Upper Academy 3.1 miles
    
The Basildon Lower Academy 3.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Benfleet, SS7 1EZ. 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 Benfleet, SS7 1EZ. The nearest is South Benfleet Dental Care, approximately 0.6 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 Benfleet, SS7 1EZ. The nearest is Basildon Hospital - Dermatology Benfleet, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Benfleet, SS7 1EZ. The nearest is Castle Opticians, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castle Opticians 0.7 miles
Castle Opticians 0.9 miles
K J Green Opticians 1.3 miles
Williams Optometrists 1.4 miles
Forbes Opticians Ltd 1.5 miles
Rayleigh Vision Centre 2.3 miles
Castle Opticians 2.3 miles
Audley Mills Eye Services Ltd 2.4 miles
Boots-Rayleigh 2.4 miles
E Megafu 2.4 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.