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Southend On Sea (SS5)

The SS5 postcode area is located in the Southend On Sea postcode town region, within the county of Essex, and contains a total of 733 individual postcodes.

There are 8 electoral wards in the SS5 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, 24% of people in SS5 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 SS5 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

SS5 is a postcode district in the Southend-on-Sea borough of Essex, England. It covers the suburbs of Hawkwell, Hullbridge and Rawreth, located east of Rochford. It is bordered by the SS4 and SS6 postcodes to the north, the SS4 postcode to the west, the SS7 postcode to the south and the Canvey Island postcodes to the east. It is located within the parliamentary constituency of Rochford and Southend-East.

The SS5 postcode serves a range of commercial, shopping and leisure activities, including the Shire Retail Park, Beedell Gardens Industrial Estate, Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Wickford Market, The Bell, The Royal Oak and The Cheshire Cat pubs and the Focus and Society nightclubs.

The SS5 postcode includes a wide range of housing from older local authority properties to modern family homes, often with gardens, as well as flats in purpose-built apartment blocks. Through the district, the River Crouch forms clusters of moorings and jetties, providing access to the sea. The area also has a large number of modern residential streets, which have formed the bulk of its settlement and expansion in recent decades.

Education in the SS5 postcode district is provided by several schools including the Hawkwell Primary School and Hullbridge Primary School for younger children as well as St. Peter's and Honywood Comprehensive Schools for older children. Additionally, the Prittle Brook Children's Centre provides childcare services, supporting families with children aged 0-4.

Transportation within the SS5 postcode district is provided by a number of bus routes operated by services like Arriva, First, Go-Ahead, and Thameslink. Manchester Airport is the closest international airport, located just over an hour away by train.

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  • 92%WORKING

8% of people in SS5 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 24%AB
  • 62%C2/C2
  • 13%DE

According to census records, 24% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 96%WHITE

96% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Essex

SS5 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 CodeSS5
Postal TownSouthend On Sea
MSOA NameRochford 003
LSOA NameRochford 003E
Local AuthorityRochford
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

SS5 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SS5, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Brandy Hole
Mill Hill
Mount Bovers
South Fambridge
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