Area Information for Benfleet, SS7 1JY

This postcode in Benfleet is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the St Mary's ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Castle Point. This page combines information for the address Benfleet, SS7 1JY, 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 1996. 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 St Mary's
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 1JY:

Sweet Briar Avenue, Benfleet, SS7 1JU
Hillside Road, Benfleet, SS7 1JR
Vicarage Hill, Benfleet, SS7 1PA
Alexandra Road, Benfleet, SS7 1JS
Queens Road, Benfleet, SS7 1JN
Queens Road, Benfleet, SS7 1JW

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 1JY 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 24
Semi-Detached 53
Terraced 9
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 17
Total 119
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Benfleet contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 27% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 31
Owned with Mortgage 42
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 28
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 111

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 38
Two People 42
Three People 14
Four People 14
Five People 1
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 111

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 10
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 36
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 15
Total 84

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 49% male.

Male 115
Female 122
Total 237

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 4
8-9 4
10-14 10
15 4
16-17 5
18-19 3
20-24 20
25-29 13
30-44 57
45-59 56
60-64 14
65-74 23
75-84 11
85-89 2
90+ 2
Total 237

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in SS7 1JY is high - 5% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 68
Married 87
Divorced 24
Separated 13
Widowed 13
Same Sex 1
Total 206

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 94
Good 92
Fair 35
Bad 13
Very Bad 3
Total 237

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) 35
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 40
No GCSEs or Equivalent 46
Other 10
Total 206

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 222
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 4
Other Asian 1
Other 5
Total 237

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 211
Wales 4
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 6
Other 14
Total 237

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 1JY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 195
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 4
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 33

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 142
No Religion 71
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 4
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 17
Total 237

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 95
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 24
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 26
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 3
Total 191

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
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 144

Benfleet, SS7 1JY 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, 37 crimes were reported within half a mile of SS7 1JY.

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Crime: Click here to view 37 crimes committed near SS7 1JY
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Below are the details of the closest services to SS7 1JY. 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 1JY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Benfleet, SS7 1JY. The nearest railway station is Benfleet, approximately 670 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Benfleet 670 yards
Pitsea 2.6 miles
Rayleigh 3.2 miles
Leigh-on-Sea 3.4 miles
Chalkwell 4.7 miles
Basildon 4.7 miles
Wickford 4.9 miles
Battlesbridge 5.2 miles
Hockley 5.6 miles
Westcliff 5.6 miles
Laindon 6.1 miles
Southend Airport 6.2 miles
Prittlewell 6.4 miles
Rochford 6.4 miles
Southend Victoria 6.4 miles
Southend Central 6.5 miles
Stanford-le-Hope 6.5 miles
South Woodham Ferrers 7.2 miles
Southend East 7.3 miles
East Tilbury 7.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Benfleet, SS7 1JY. The nearest is South Benfleet Primary School, approximately 520 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
South Benfleet Primary School 520 yards
Kents Hill Infant Academy 0.8 miles
Kents Hill Junior School 0.8 miles
Holy Family Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
Jotmans Hall Primary School 1 mile
Kingston Primary School 1.4 miles
Thundersley Primary School 1.5 miles
The Robert Drake Primary School 1.6 miles
Winter Gardens Academy 1.6 miles
St Katherine's Church of England Primary School 1.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Benfleet, SS7 1JY. The nearest is The Appleton School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Appleton School 1.1 miles
The King John School 1.4 miles
The Cornelius Vermuyden School 1.6 miles
The Deanes 2 miles
Castle View School 2.4 miles
The Basildon Upper Academy 2.8 miles
Belfairs Academy 3.3 miles
The Sweyne Park School 3.5 miles
The FitzWimarc School 3.5 miles
The Basildon Lower Academy 3.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Benfleet, SS7 1JY. The nearest is High Road Family Doctors, approximately < 50 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
High Road Family Doctors < 50 yards
Essex Way Surgery 560 yards
Benfleet Surgery 700 yards
Dr M R Khan & Partners 1.6 miles
St George's Medical Practice 1.6 miles
P A Patel Surgery 1.6 miles
Dr Sukumaran And Partners 1.7 miles
Rahman Practice 2.1 miles
The Long Road Surgery 2.1 miles
The Hollies Surgery 2.1 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Benfleet, SS7 1JY. The nearest is The Benfleet Dental Clinic, approximately 270 yards 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 1JY. The nearest is Basildon Hospital - Dermatology Benfleet, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Benfleet, SS7 1JY. The nearest is Castle Opticians, approximately 600 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castle Opticians 600 yards
K J Green Opticians 1.4 miles
Williams Optometrists 1.4 miles
Castle Opticians 1.6 miles
Forbes Opticians Ltd 2 miles
Castle Opticians 2.1 miles
Bodys-Optic (part of the Goldsmith Webb Group) 2.3 miles
Tyler Goodchild 2.3 miles
Belson & Sons 2.7 miles
Tesco Opticians 2.8 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.