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Southend On Sea (SS4)

The SS4 postcode area is located in the Southend On Sea postcode town region, within the county of Essex, and contains a total of 697 individual postcodes.

There are 23 electoral wards in the SS4 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, 20% of people in SS4 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 SS4 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The SS4 postcode in the UK is located in the Southend-on-Sea district of Essex. Southend-on-Sea is a popular seaside resort located close to the Thames Estuary. The postcode includes several districts and suburbs, all of which border the coastline. These suburbs include Prittlewell, Muswell Manor, Temple Farm, Southchurch, Sutton, and Shoebury East Beach.

Prittlewell is a leafy suburb surrounded by parks and nature reserves. It is the oldest surviving settlement in the area and provides easy access to the town centre and other amenities.

Muswell Manor is a mainly residential area and is perhaps best known for the Muswell Manor estate. Located in the centre of the district, it is one of Southend-on-Sea's oldest surviving buildings.

Temple Farm is small residential area located close to Prittlewell. It contains some essential amenities such as shops and is home to a former coaching inn.

Southchurch is a peaceful neighbourhood that is home to many families. It also offers the nearest railway station in the Postcode area. It is close to the seafront and lies between the town centre and Shoeburyness.

Sutton is a mainly residential area that contains several small shops as well as a pub and a church. It is the closest area to the town centre and the Southend Pier.

Shoebury East Beach is the southernmost area of the SS4 postcode. It is known for its stunning views and large green spaces. It is also home to the historical East Beach Fort, which was built in 1780 and is now open to the public.

TheSS4 postcode is an area of Southend-on-Sea that is diverse and rich in history. The suburbs contain many parks, houses, and amenities, making it a desirable local for families. As it is close to the beach and the River Thames, there is also plenty of enjoyable outdoor activities to be found in the area.

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  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in SS4 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 20%AB
  • 61%C2/C2
  • 20%DE

According to census records, 20% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 95%WHITE

95% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Essex

SS4 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 CodeSS4
Postal TownSouthend On Sea
MSOA NameRochford 004
LSOA NameRochford 004D
Local AuthorityRochford
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

SS4 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SS4, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Ballards Gore
Bridgemarsh Island
Great Stambridge
Mount Bovers
North Fambridge
Paglesham Churchend
Paglesham Eastend
Potton Island
Rushley Island
South Fambridge
Stroud Green
Wallasea Island
Browse Postcodes in SS4

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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'.

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