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Southend On Sea (SS13)

The SS13 postcode area is located in the Southend On Sea postcode town region, within the county of Essex, and contains a total of 686 individual postcodes.

There are 5 electoral wards in the SS13 postcode area, including Basildon, Benfleet, Canvey Island, Hockley, Leigh-On-Sea, Rayleigh, Rochford, Southend-On-Sea, Stanford-Le-Hope, Westcliff-On-Sea, Wickford which come under the local authority of the Basildon Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 10% of people in SS13 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of SS13 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The SS13 postcode is located in the Southend on Sea district and covers the neighbourhoods of Prittlewell, North West Leigh, Eastwood Park and Southchurch. It is a densely populated area, thanks to its central location near the A13 motorway and the Southend Victoria railway station.

Prittlewell is a residential area with many terrace and semi-detached homes dating back to the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The North West Leigh area is slightly more rural, with winding country lanes and larger detached Victorian homes. Eastwood Park is known for its ornate gardens, tennis courts, and cricket pitches, while Southchurch contains many small shops, restaurants, and pubs.

The SS13 postcode has excellent transport links to the rest of Southend, including the number 13 bus service, which connects the area to the town centre. Major supermarkets, shopping centres, and leisure facilities can be found close by, including the South Essex Retail Park and Rochester Shopping Centre. There are also several primary schools, secondary schools, and higher education institutions nearby.

The area is home to a vibrant nightlife, with plenty of pubs, clubs, and eateries to choose from. Popular destinations for locals and tourists include the Adventure Island theme park, Westcliff High Street, and Southend Pier.

The SS13 postcode also offers an abundance of art, culture, and heritage. The Brambledown Museum, the Southend Planetarium, and Pier Hill beaches all have a long history in the area, and offer educational, entertaining, and engaging experiences for all ages.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 88%WORKING

12% of people in SS13 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 10%AB
  • 54%C2/C2
  • 36%DE

According to census records, 10% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 88%WHITE
  • 12%NON-WHITE

88% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Essex

SS13 is located in the county of Essex, in England.

Essex has a total population of 1,802,200, making it the 7th largest county in the UK.

Essex has a total area of 1417 square miles, and a population density of 491 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Essex Postal Town Map
Outward CodeSS13
Postal TownSouthend On Sea
MSOA NameBasildon 011
LSOA NameBasildon 011E
Local AuthorityBasildon
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

SS13 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SS13, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Bowers Gifford
North Benfleet
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