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Southend On Sea (SS3)

The SS3 postcode area is located in the Southend On Sea postcode town region, within the county of Essex, and contains a total of 808 individual postcodes.

There are 23 electoral wards in the SS3 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 Rochford Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 18% of people in SS3 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 SS3 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The SS3 postcode is in the Southend on Sea district in Essex, England. The postcode covers the suburbs and villages of Southchurch, Prittlewell, Thorpe Bay and Great Wakering. It is often referred to as the Thorpe Bay postcode area.

The area of SS3 is a popular residential area, comprising of older, attractive family homes and new housing developments. Many of the older properties are semi-detached, while many of the more recent properties are modern and built to a high specification. The area boasts a variety of amenities including schools, shops, restaurants, parks, and a beach.

The area is served by the South Essex College which provides courses to students aged 16 and above. Additionally, Prittlewell Station is the nearest railway station in the area, with great links to London.

The much-loved Prittlewell Square is the heart and soul of SS3, and is a focal point of the the surrounding area. With its picturesque gardens and bustling atmosphere, it is no wonder why locals and visitors alike often come here to enjoy a spot of lunch or to take part in one of the many hosted events.

Southchurch Park is also popular with SS3 residents. It is a large green space with plenty of activities and amenities to enjoy, including football pitches, tennis courts, a children's playground, an animal enclosure and a café which serves hot food and drinks throughout the day.

The area is lively, with a range of pubs, restaurants and cafés offering something for everyone. There are also boutiques, supermarkets, beauty salons, and convenience stores which are ideal for locals.

The area has a pleasant mix of urban and rural life, with its long beaches, lovely parks and attractive residential areas. All of these factors make SS3 a great place to live – ideal for both investors and families.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 89%WORKING

11% of people in SS3 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 18%AB
  • 57%C2/C2
  • 25%DE

According to census records, 18% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 92%WHITE

92% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Essex

SS3 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 CodeSS3
Postal TownSouthend On Sea
MSOA NameRochford 010
LSOA NameRochford 010D
Local AuthorityRochford
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

SS3 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SS3, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Ballards Gore
Bournes Green
Cambridge Town
Foulness Island
Foulness Point
Great Stambridge
Great Wakering
Little Wakering
North Shoebury
Paglesham Churchend
Paglesham Eastend
Potton Island
Rushley Island
Samuel's Corner
Shoebury Ness
Thorpe Bay
Wallasea Island
Browse Postcodes in SS3

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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 ofSS3

TE, Southend-on-sea

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Shoeburyness is quite remote, but it's a great place to start a family. There's plenty of open spaces around, and Shoeburyness Beach is just a short stroll away. I used to commute into London every day from Shoebury, which takes around an hour. Season tickets for C2C trains were a bit pricey though. All-in-all, it's a nice friendly neighbourhood, although you need a car to get around to many local places.

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