Spending a fortune on conveyancing?

Conveyancing Quotes

Compare instant, low-cost online quotes from trusted conveyancing solicitors.

Backed by experts, our no-obligation service searches through the best conveyancing quotes on the market to save you time and money.

Instant quotes
No obligation
Backed by experts
Stress free
Fully compliant

Southend On Sea (SS17)

The SS17 postcode area is located in the Southend On Sea postcode town region, within the county of Essex, and contains a total of 926 individual postcodes.

There are 16 electoral wards in the SS17 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 Thurrock Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 16% of people in SS17 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 SS17 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The SS17 postcode is located in the Southend on Sea district of Essex, UK. The SS17 area comprises of four primary postcode districts, with the main area covering the northern and western part of Southend on Sea and including the suburbs of Daws Heath, Leigh-on-Sea, Hadleigh, Thundersley and Thorpe Bay.

The postcode consists of many different types of residential properties, from terraced housing and semi-detached properties to luxury detached homes. It is also home to some retail areas, such as beachfront shops at Leigh-on-Sea, along with a number of independent shops and cafes.

The SS17 is very popular with families and professionals alike. It has been consistently voted as one of the best places to live in the Southend area and is home to well-known universities and colleges, such as the University of Essex, the South Essex College and the University of East London. The area is well served by various forms of transport, with easy access to buses, trams, trains and taxis, plus plenty of parking for both long and short-term visitors.

Leigh-on-Sea is a major draw for many visitors to the area, with its picturesque marina, independent shops, restaurants and cafés, as well as an abundance of local entertainment options. Hadleigh country park provides a fantastic outdoor space, with plenty of walks and activities for all ages to enjoy.

The SS17 postcode also provides access to nearby attractions such as Southend Cliffs Pavilion theatre and Thorpe Park. In addition, there are a range of local medical and educational provision, such as public and private healthcare centres and various schools and nurseries.

TheSS17 postcode offers a great quality of life with a real sense of community. With its diverse array of amenities, attractions and opportunities, the area offers something for everyone.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in SS17 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 16%AB
  • 62%C2/C2
  • 23%DE

According to census records, 16% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 94%WHITE

94% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

SS Postcode Wall Map


The county of Essex

SS17 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 CodeSS17
Postal TownSouthend On Sea
MSOA NameThurrock 003
LSOA NameThurrock 003D
Local AuthorityThurrock
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

SS17 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SS17, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Dry Street
Dutch Village
Great Berry
Great Malgraves
Langdon Hills
Westley Heights
Browse Postcodes in SS17

Dig even deeper into the SS17 postcode by clicking on a postcode below:

Click on an outward postal code below for more information about the area. Each 'outward' postcode give you a comprehensive list of all postcodes within the outward code area (SS) and estimated address.

Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

Your views ofSS17

Chris H

Friday, May 24, 2024

We don't have any views of SS17 right now. If you live in SS17 or have visited it, please help us to help others by telling others what you think of this neighbourhood.

Add your view of SS17

People need your local expertise. If you live in SS17 or have first-hand knowledge of the neighbourhood, please consider sharing your views. It's completely anonymous - all we ask is for your initials.

Your initials
Email (never published)
Your review

Please tell us what you like about the SS17 postcode area, what you don't like, and what it's like to live or work here.

Your opinions on...

Southend Council's new administration slammed by opposition

The new mayor Ron Woodley threatened to suspend the meeting for councillors to reflect on their behaviours.

The Echo

Teenage girl arrested after stabbing near memorial

A boy in his teens remains in a serious condition in hospital, police say.

BBC News

Colchester welcomes Lesley Scott-Boutell as new mayor

Lesley Scott-Boutell became the 191st mayor of Colchester at a ceremony at the city's town hall on Wednesday.

Daily Gazette

Essex drug suppliers 'aren't necessarily from Essex'

Detective Inspector Karen Miller of Essex Police explained the force regularly communicates with the Met Police about drug lines.

Daily Gazette

Essex woman faces losing shoulder to 'avocado-sized tumour'

Cat Holden went from working in London and going on holidays abroad to living back with her parents and needing 24-hour care.

Daily Gazette

Essex man guilty of terrorist fundraising in Syria

Farhad Mohammad, 45, of Osborne Street, has been found guilty of terrorist fundraising, sending hundreds to his nephew

The Echo

Colchester crash sees elderly man still in serious condition

Essex Police were called to St Botolph's Street at 1.50pm on Sundayafter a crash involving aman in his 80s and two motorcycles.

Daily Gazette

Colchester: Chris Boardman MBE attends Re-Cycle event

AN Olympic and world champion athlete cheered on more than 100 cyclists who embarked on a lengthy bike ride for charity and raised over 2,000.

Daily Gazette

From the Postcode Area blog

Deciphering Crime Rates - a Deep Dive Into UK Postcode Analysis

Deciphering Crime Rates - a Deep Dive Into UK Postcode Analysis

Ever wondered about the crime rate in your UK postcode? You're not alone. We've dug deep into the data, uncovering trends and patterns that'll make your head spin.

Read more

Death of the High Street?

Death of the High Street?

The BBC reports that despite councils' attempts to kurb them, the UK's high streets have seen a huge growth in fast food outlets. Could this mark the death knell for the Great British high street, and what can we do about it to halt its decline?

Read more

Discrimination by Postcode

Discrimination by Postcode

You really couldn't make it up, could you? Some of the country's most vulnerable people are missing out on their weekly £25 Cold Weather Payment, just because the system that's in operation is discriminating against them because payments are based on postcode, rather than geographic location.

Read more

The Redesign is Underway

The Redesign is Underway

Well, the current website was absolutely in dire need of a good redesign - from the ground up. So I set out to pull it all apart and get it up and running again to become the most comprehensive guide to every postcode in the UK. And it's been a long, tough job from start to finish - and quite possibly the biggest project I've ever undertaken.

Read more