Information about Thurrock

Avg Annual Income
Full Time Employees
Average Age
Thurrock Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Thurrock is 175,993 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Thurrock is 89,787, and the female population is 86,213. 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 116,430, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 16,811. 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 (90,940), followed by No religion (61,043), 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 (30,305), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (23,194). 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 Thurrock area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (52,647), while 22,845 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 39,637 adults have Does not apply education, while 21,251 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Thurrock area are

  • Professional occupations (12527)
  • Elementary occupations (11498), and
  • Administrative and secretarial occupations (10207)


The average age of people living in Thurrock is 38 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (37326), Between 35 to 44 (26324), and Between 25 to 34 (25896). 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 Thurrock has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (24,982) followed by Routine occupations (20,474), and Intermediate occupations (17,420). 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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Population of Thurrock over the years

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Postcodes in Thurrock

The postcode district SS, RM are associated with the Thurrock, and there are total 8 postcode areas (listed below). The Thurrock has a total of 3580 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Thurrock

Aveley and Uplands


Chadwell St Mary

Chafford and North Stifford

Corringham and Fobbing

East Tilbury

Grays Riverside

Grays Thurrock

Little Thurrock Blackshots

Little Thurrock Rectory



South Chafford

Stanford East and Corringham Town

Stanford-le-Hope West

Stifford Clays

The Homesteads

Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park

Tilbury St Chads

West Thurrock and South Stifford

RegionEast of England