Area Information for Croft Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RN

Croft 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 Croft Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RN, 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 5RN.

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 Croft Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RN:

Croft Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RQ
The Spinnakers, Benfleet, SS7 5RP
Croft Close, Benfleet, SS7 5RH
High Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RW
High Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RZ
High Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RF

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 Croft Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RN 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 Croft 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 Croft 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 30
Semi-Detached 97
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 133
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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 66
Owned with Mortgage 49
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 3
Rent Free 0
Total 129

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 33
Two People 64
Three People 15
Four People 17
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 129

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 20
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 18
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 74

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 47% male.

Male 128
Female 146
Total 274

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 11
5-7 3
8-9 6
10-14 16
15 2
16-17 5
18-19 1
20-24 5
25-29 13
30-44 48
45-59 56
60-64 23
65-74 42
75-84 31
85-89 6
90+ 6
Total 274

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SS7 5RN 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 47
Married 143
Divorced 17
Separated 9
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 236

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 109
Good 109
Fair 38
Bad 15
Very Bad 3
Total 274

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) 31
Apprenticeship 13
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 31
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 35
No GCSEs or Equivalent 85
Other 15
Total 236

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Croft 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 97% 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 265
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 5
Pakistani 2
Total 274

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 261
Wales 1
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 1
Other 6
Total 274

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 5RN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 246
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
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 27

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 170
No Religion 63
Buddhist 0
Hindu 5
Jewish 2
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 30
Total 274

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Appleton 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 72
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6
Retired 47
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 2
Total 193

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
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 20
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 13
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 119

Croft Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RN 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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Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Croft Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to SS7 5RN. 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 5RN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Croft Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RN. The nearest railway station is Benfleet, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Benfleet 1.4 miles
Pitsea 2 miles
Rayleigh 2.7 miles
Wickford 3.8 miles
Leigh-on-Sea 4.1 miles
Basildon 4.1 miles
Battlesbridge 4.3 miles
Hockley 5.4 miles
Chalkwell 5.4 miles
Laindon 5.5 miles
Westcliff 6.3 miles
South Woodham Ferrers 6.4 miles
Stanford-le-Hope 6.5 miles
Southend Airport 6.5 miles
Rochford 6.6 miles
Prittlewell 6.9 miles
Southend Victoria 7 miles
Southend Central 7.1 miles
Billericay 7.3 miles
Southend East 7.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Croft Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RN. The nearest is Jotmans Hall Primary School, approximately 300 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Jotmans Hall Primary School 300 yards
Kents Hill Infant Academy 750 yards
Kents Hill Junior School 750 yards
Holy Family Catholic Primary School 790 yards
Woodham Ley Primary School 0.6 miles
Montgomerie Primary School 0.7 miles
South Benfleet Primary School 0.8 miles
The Robert Drake Primary School 0.8 miles
Kingston Primary School 1 mile
St Margaret's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Bowers Gifford 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Croft Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RN. The nearest is The Appleton School, approximately 80 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Appleton School 80 yards
The King John School 1.9 miles
The Basildon Upper Academy 2.1 miles
The Deanes 2.1 miles
The Cornelius Vermuyden School 2.7 miles
The Basildon Lower Academy 2.8 miles
The Sweyne Park School 3 miles
The FitzWimarc School 3.2 miles
The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College 3.4 miles
Beauchamps High School 3.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Croft Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RN. The nearest is Dr M R Khan & Partners, approximately 0.5 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 Croft Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RN. The nearest is Mr Papineni's Dental Practice, approximately 390 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 Croft Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RN. The nearest is Basildon Hospital - Dermatology Benfleet, approximately 850 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Croft Road, Benfleet, SS7 5RN. The nearest is K J Green Opticians, approximately 490 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
K J Green Opticians 490 yards
Williams Optometrists 560 yards
Castle Opticians 0.8 miles
Castle Opticians 1.3 miles
Belson & Sons 2 miles
Tesco Opticians 2.2 miles
Forbes Opticians Ltd 2.5 miles
Rayleigh Vision Centre 2.6 miles
Castle Opticians 2.7 miles
Audley Mills Eye Services Ltd 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.