Information about Basildon

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Basildon Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Basildon is 187,567 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Basildon is 96,504, and the female population is 91,067. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 154,045, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 8,326. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (87,239), followed by No religion (82,780), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (35,257), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (26,222). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Basildon area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (54,106), while 30,890 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 38,908 adults have Does not apply education, while 24,489 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Basildon area are

  • Professional occupations (15369)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (11530), and
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (10880)


The average age of people living in Basildon is 40 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (36702), Between 25 to 34 (26256), and Between 35 to 44 (25204). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Basildon has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (29,314) followed by Intermediate occupations (20,857), and Routine occupations (18,214). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Postcodes in Basildon

The postcode district SS, CM are associated with the Basildon, and there are total 10 postcode areas (listed below). The Basildon has a total of 4407 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Basildon

Billericay East

Billericay West




Laindon Park

Langdon Hills

Lee Chapel North


Pitsea North West

Pitsea South East

St Martin's


Wickford Castledon

Wickford North

Wickford Park

RegionEast of England