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Southend On Sea (SS16)

The SS16 postcode area is located in the Southend On Sea postcode town region, within the county of Essex, and contains a total of 847 individual postcodes.

There are 17 electoral wards in the SS16 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, 17% of people in SS16 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 SS16 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The SS16 postcode covers a number of areas in the Southend on Sea district, including Leigh-on-Sea, Prittlewell, Eastwood, Westcliff-on-Sea and Thorpe Bay.

The area contains a range of excellent schools, with one of the top schools in the area being St. Bernard's Catholic Grammar School. There are also a number of excellent universities and colleges, including the University of Essex and South Essex College.

Leigh-on-Sea is a popular seaside resort located in the SS16 postcode. It has a range of restaurants, pubs and cafes, as well as a lively nightlife and an array of unique independent shops. It is also home to the Leigh Art Trail, which is a series of art installations around the town.

The area also contains a number of parks and open spaces for residents to enjoy. Prittlewell Square is one of the larger public spaces, with a variety of outdoor seating, a playground, and plenty of room for sports and activities. The Eastwood Parklands are also a popular spot for outdoor activities, with tennis courts, a skate park and extensive woodland trails.

Transport links in the area are excellent, with Southend Central railway station perfectly situated for commuters. The local bus network is also convenient, with a number of frequent services operating.

Property prices in SS16 are on the rise due to demand for housing in the area, with an average property value of 351,100 in July 2020. With good schools, transport links and amenities, the area is an attractive option for potential buyers.

TheSS16 postcode offers a great balance of city life and seaside charm. With a range of amenities, excellent transport links and a diverse local population, the area is a great place to live.

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  • 89%WORKING

11% of people in SS16 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 17%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 28%DE

According to census records, 17% 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

SS16 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 CodeSS16
Postal TownSouthend On Sea
MSOA NameBasildon 019
LSOA NameBasildon 019C
Local AuthorityBasildon
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

SS16 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SS16, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Bowers Gifford
Dry Street
Great Berry
Langdon Hills
Lee Chapel
North Benfleet
Pipps Hill
Westley Heights
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Your views ofSS16

EH, Southend On Sea

Sunday, January 7, 2024

SS16 4RR is one of the safest areas in Basildon and frankly your stas are wrong. I've been leaving on Ramsay Drive for about 6 years now and the Police have never attended in relation to any crime ( yet your stats say Crime is High). All the houses on the road are privately owned and The unemployment rate is high because all the unemployed people leaving there are pensioners.

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