Area Information for Benfleet, SS7 1SD

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 1SD, 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 May 1994. 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 1SD:

Shipwrights Drive, Benfleet, SS7 1RW
Shipwrights Drive, Benfleet, SS7 1RA
Highfield Avenue, Benfleet, SS7 1RY
Parkstone Avenue, Benfleet, SS7 1SP
Cross Road, Benfleet, SS7 1RP
Five Oaks, Shipwrights Drive, Benfleet, SS7 1SE

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 1SD 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 63
Semi-Detached 61
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 14
Total 144
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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 67
Owned with Mortgage 50
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 133

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 28
Two People 57
Three People 14
Four People 25
Five People 6
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 133

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 35
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 78

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 45% male.

Male 188
Female 233
Total 421

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 11
8-9 6
10-14 23
15 5
16-17 12
18-19 4
20-24 14
25-29 12
30-44 49
45-59 70
60-64 29
65-74 46
75-84 59
85-89 43
90+ 29
Total 421

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of SS7 1SD the number widowed residents is high - 22% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 182
Divorced 22
Separated 3
Widowed 92
Same Sex 0
Total 367

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.

However, this area of the Boyce ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (67%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 154
Good 127
Fair 90
Bad 45
Very Bad 5
Total 421

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

SS7 1SD and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 43% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 65
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 40
No GCSEs or Equivalent 159
Other 16
Total 367

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 396
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 5
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 421

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 394
Wales 2
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 2
Other 15
Total 421

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 1SD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 314
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 3
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 106

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 258
No Religion 86
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 68
Total 421

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Boyce ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% 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 81
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 33
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 52
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 0
Total 236

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 14
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 17
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 154

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

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Benfleet, SS7 1SD. The nearest railway station is Benfleet, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Benfleet 1.7 miles
Rayleigh 2.2 miles
Leigh-on-Sea 2.3 miles
Chalkwell 3.6 miles
Pitsea 3.8 miles
Hockley 4.2 miles
Westcliff 4.5 miles
Battlesbridge 4.7 miles
Southend Airport 4.8 miles
Rochford 4.9 miles
Wickford 5.1 miles
Prittlewell 5.1 miles
Southend Victoria 5.2 miles
Southend Central 5.3 miles
Basildon 5.9 miles
Southend East 6.1 miles
South Woodham Ferrers 6.3 miles
North Fambridge 7.3 miles
Laindon 7.3 miles
Thorpe Bay 7.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Benfleet, SS7 1SD. The nearest is Westwood Academy, approximately 850 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Westwood Academy 850 yards
Thundersley Primary School 0.8 miles
Hadleigh Junior School 0.9 miles
Hadleigh Infant and Nursery School 1 mile
Kingston Primary School 1.1 miles
Holy Family Catholic Primary School 1.4 miles
Kents Hill Infant Academy 1.4 miles
Kents Hill Junior School 1.4 miles
The Robert Drake Primary School 1.5 miles
South Benfleet Primary School 1.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Benfleet, SS7 1SD. The nearest is The King John School, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The King John School 310 yards
The Deanes 0.7 miles
The Appleton School 1.8 miles
Belfairs Academy 2.1 miles
The FitzWimarc School 2.3 miles
The Cornelius Vermuyden School 2.5 miles
The Sweyne Park School 2.6 miles
Castle View School 2.6 miles
The Eastwood Academy 3.1 miles
Westcliff High School for Girls 3.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Benfleet, SS7 1SD. The nearest is The Hollies Surgery, approximately 0.8 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Hollies Surgery 0.8 miles
P A Patel Surgery 0.9 miles
Benfleet Surgery 1.4 miles
High Road Family Doctors 1.5 miles
Essex Way Surgery 1.5 miles
Audley Mills Surgery 1.9 miles
Highlands Surgery 2 miles
Church View Surgery 2.1 miles
Dr M R Khan & Partners 2.1 miles
St George's Medical Practice 2.1 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Benfleet, SS7 1SD. The nearest is The Benfleet Dental Centre, approximately 430 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 1SD. The nearest is Basildon Hospital - Dermatology Benfleet, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

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

Name Approximate Distance*
Forbes Opticians Ltd 0.7 miles
Castle Opticians 0.9 miles
Castle Opticians 1.5 miles
E Megafu 1.7 miles
Greens Opticians Ltd 1.8 miles
Rayleigh Vision Centre 1.8 miles
Castle Opticians 1.9 miles
Audley Mills Eye Services Ltd 1.9 miles
K J Green Opticians 1.9 miles
Boots-Rayleigh 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.