SS12 (Wickford) area guide

The SS12 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Crouch, Essex, North Benfleet, Pitsea South East, Wickford, Wickford Castledon, Wickford North, Wickford Park.


A Mouseprice property guide for SS12 Wickford is coming soon. In the meantime, please have a look at the raw data and statistics about SS12 that can be found by click the relevant links on the left hand side.

Old area guide:

The commentary below was written for the website in 2006, please be aware that the comments below might be out of date. We recommend disregarding these comments in favour of the data that can be found either above or in the other sections of this website.

Market trends:

Southend on Sea propertyThe size of the property market in SS12 is 6902 homes.

Southend on Sea propertyProperty in this postcode district (SS12) has been growing at a nominal annual rate of 7.3% over the last 5 years. This rate can be indicative ofsomewhere where the economy cannot support property price growth above the national average. This could be because the area is very rural or is recovering from industrial decline and doesn’t offer sufficient employment opportunities or local amenities to induce people to move to the area. However, areas of this type tend to offer reasonable transport to other places in the vicinity and so benefit from secondary economic growth as the effects of a successful regional hub emanate outwards.

Southend on Sea propertyThe average property in this postcode district was valued at £203859 over the last 3 months.

Southend on Sea propertySince most banks lend money to buy property using their customers’ salary as a indicator of affordability, the price earnings ratio is a useful guide as to whether property in an area is expensive or not. Price Earnings Ratio in this postcode district is 9.2.

Southend on Sea propertyNew transactions as a percentage of overall sales are 21.7%.

Housing stock:

Wickford propertySemi- Detached Houses make up the most significant portion of the housing stock, representing 40.5% of the total.

Wickford propertyFlats account for the lowest percentage of the housing stock in this district, at only 8.9%.

Wickford propertyThis is an area with a high proportion of property suitable for families with children.

Wickford propertySocially rented accommodation represents 8.7% of the total rented accommodation in the area.

Wickford propertyThe majority of property in this area is owner occupied.

Wickford propertyThe average price of a two bed property in this area is less that the national average of £187894 at £180330.

Who lives here:

Wickford propertyTotal population in this area is 16328.
Wickford propertyThe average age in this area is 35.
Wickford propertyThis area has a high percentage of married people at 27.6%.
Wickford propertyAverage working hours in this area for men are 43 and for women are 32.
Wickford propertyThis area has 11.7 people per square kilometre.
Wickford propertyThe largest source of work in this area is Wholesale & Retail (16.6% of workers), followed by Construction (15%).