Area Information for The Close, Benfleet, SS7 1NB

The Close 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 The Close, Benfleet, SS7 1NB, 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 1NB.

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 The Close, Benfleet, SS7 1NB:

High Street, Benfleet, SS7 1NA
Attwell Mews, The Close, Benfleet, SS7 1NZ
High Street, Benfleet, SS7 1LW
High Street, Benfleet, SS7 1PP
Essex Way, Benfleet, SS7 1LX
High Street, Benfleet, SS7 1BZ

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 The Close, Benfleet, SS7 1NB 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 12 property sales in The Close 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

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 73
Semi-Detached 29
Terraced 24
Flat (Purpose-Built) 44
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 9
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 188
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing The Close, 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 57
Owned with Mortgage 69
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 47
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 4
Total 183

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 54
Two People 65
Three People 21
Four People 25
Five People 11
Six People 6
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 183

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 43
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 61
C2 - Skilled manual workers 29
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 14
Total 147

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 232
Female 213
Total 445

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 35
5-7 9
8-9 7
10-14 21
15 3
16-17 8
18-19 20
20-24 42
25-29 41
30-44 110
45-59 71
60-64 26
65-74 28
75-84 15
85-89 7
90+ 2
Total 445

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SS7 1NB 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 167
Married 139
Divorced 47
Separated 7
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 370

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 242
Good 151
Fair 38
Bad 11
Very Bad 3
Total 445

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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) 88
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 58
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 84
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 73
No GCSEs or Equivalent 52
Other 5
Total 370

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 417
Mixed Ethnicity 14
Chinese 3
Other Asian 5
Black Caribbean 5
Other 1
Total 445

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 416
Wales 5
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 2
Other 14
Total 445

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to SS7 1NB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 413
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 21

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 250
No Religion 164
Buddhist 4
Hindu 0
Jewish 3
Muslim 6
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 445

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 163
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 46
Self Employed 36
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 33
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 8
Total 346

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 3
Manufacturing 17
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 23
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 18
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 48
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 25
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 24
HealthInc. Social Work 25
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 263

The Close, Benfleet, SS7 1NB 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 August 2020, 28 crimes were reported within half a mile of SS7 1NB.

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Crime: Click here to view 28 crimes committed near The Close
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Below are the details of the closest services to SS7 1NB. 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 1NB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to The Close, Benfleet, SS7 1NB. The nearest railway station is Benfleet, approximately 150 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Benfleet 150 yards
Pitsea 2.6 miles
Leigh-on-Sea 3.4 miles
Rayleigh 3.5 miles
Chalkwell 4.7 miles
Basildon 4.8 miles
Wickford 5.2 miles
Battlesbridge 5.5 miles
Westcliff 5.6 miles
Hockley 5.8 miles
Laindon 6.2 miles
Southend Airport 6.3 miles
Stanford-le-Hope 6.4 miles
Prittlewell 6.4 miles
Southend Victoria 6.4 miles
Southend Central 6.4 miles
Rochford 6.5 miles
Southend East 7.3 miles
South Woodham Ferrers 7.5 miles
East Tilbury 7.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to The Close, Benfleet, SS7 1NB. The nearest is South Benfleet Primary School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
South Benfleet Primary School 0.6 miles
Kents Hill Infant Academy 1.1 miles
Kents Hill Junior School 1.1 miles
Holy Family Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles
Jotmans Hall Primary School 1.3 miles
Winter Gardens Academy 1.3 miles
St Katherine's Church of England Primary School 1.4 miles
Northwick Park Primary and Nursery Academy 1.4 miles
Kingston Primary School 1.7 miles
Thundersley Primary School 1.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to The Close, Benfleet, SS7 1NB. The nearest is The Cornelius Vermuyden School, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Cornelius Vermuyden School 1.3 miles
The Appleton School 1.3 miles
The King John School 1.6 miles
Castle View School 2.2 miles
The Deanes 2.2 miles
The Basildon Upper Academy 3 miles
Belfairs Academy 3.4 miles
The Basildon Lower Academy 3.7 miles
The FitzWimarc School 3.8 miles
The Sweyne Park School 3.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to The Close, Benfleet, SS7 1NB. The nearest is Essex Way Surgery, approximately 270 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Essex Way Surgery 270 yards
High Road Family Doctors 520 yards
Benfleet Surgery 0.7 miles
Dr Sukumaran And Partners 1.4 miles
Rahman Practice 1.8 miles
The Long Road Surgery 1.8 miles
Dr M R Khan & Partners 1.9 miles
St George's Medical Practice 1.9 miles
P A Patel Surgery 1.9 miles
Drs J B & A J Ghauri 1.9 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to The Close, Benfleet, SS7 1NB. The nearest is The Benfleet Dental Clinic, approximately 790 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 The Close, Benfleet, SS7 1NB. The nearest is Basildon Hospital - Dermatology Benfleet, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to The Close, Benfleet, SS7 1NB. The nearest is Castle Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castle Opticians 0.6 miles
K J Green Opticians 1.6 miles
Williams Optometrists 1.7 miles
Castle Opticians 1.8 miles
Castle Opticians 1.9 miles
Bodys-Optic (part of the Goldsmith Webb Group) 2.1 miles
Forbes Opticians Ltd 2.1 miles
Tyler Goodchild 2.1 miles
Belson & Sons 2.8 miles
Tesco Opticians 2.9 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.


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Broadband in SS7 1NB

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 4 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 34.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 100Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.2Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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