After the Second World War the population grew rapidly as the area absorbed some of the London overspill. According to Thurrock Council in 2001 the ward of Aveley and Uplands had a population of 8,381 people.
Belhus golf course is located in Aveley near the site of the former Belhus Mansion. Much of the remaining land from Belhus forms the Belhus Woods Country Park.
Churches in Aveley include the Anglican church of St Michael, built in 1120.
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