Information about Braintree

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

The population of Braintree is 155,265 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Braintree is 79,145, and the female population is 76,123. 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 140,283, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 5,385. 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 (73,056), followed by No religion (69,930), 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 (32,486), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (22,192). 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 Braintree area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (44,972), while 29,817 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 32,674 adults have Level 3 education, while 21,107 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Braintree area are

  • Professional occupations (12192)
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (10693), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (10303)


The average age of people living in Braintree is 43 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (26812), Between 45 to 54 (22369), and Between 55 to 64 (20421). 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 Braintree has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (26,707) followed by Intermediate occupations (16,425), and Semi-routine occupations (15,834). 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)

Map of Braintree

Our interactive map lets you explore local insights. Click on any postcode area in the Map to dive deeper into information about demographics, schools, crime trends, house prices and more!

Age | Braintree
Ethinicity | Braintree
Deprivation | Braintree
Education | Braintree
Occupation | Braintree
Religion | Braintree

Population of Braintree over the years

Male Population of Braintree over the years
Female Population of Braintree over the years
Postcodes in Braintree

The postcode district CB, CM, CO are associated with the Braintree, and there are total 10 postcode areas (listed below). The Braintree has a total of 5569 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Braintree

Bocking Blackwater

Bocking North

Bocking South

Braintree Central & Beckers Green

Braintree South

Braintree West



Gosfield & Greenstead Green

Great Notley & Black Notley

Halstead St Andrew's

Halstead Trinity

Hatfield Peverel & Terling


Kelvedon & Feering


Silver End & Cressing

Stour Valley North

Stour Valley South

The Colnes

Three Fields

Witham Central

Witham North

Witham South

Witham West


RegionEast of England