Information about Chelmsford

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Chelmsford Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Chelmsford is 181,523 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Chelmsford is 92,489, and the female population is 89,034. 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 150,758, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 8,005. 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 (87,181), followed by No religion (74,741), 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 (41,147), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (24,302). 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 Chelmsford area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (54,705), while 33,929 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 50,086 adults have Level 3 education, while 22,513 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Chelmsford area are

  • Professional occupations (20713)
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (13598), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (13126)


The average age of people living in Chelmsford is 42 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (31626), Between 45 to 54 (25345), and Between 35 to 44 (24441). 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 Chelmsford has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (34,425) followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (25,241), and Intermediate occupations (19,978). 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 Chelmsford

The postcode district SS, CM are associated with the Chelmsford, and there are total 8 postcode areas (listed below). The Chelmsford has a total of 5379 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Chelmsford

Bicknacre and East and West Hanningfield

Boreham and The Leighs

Broomfield and The Walthams

Chelmer Village and Beaulieu Park

Chelmsford Rural West


Goat Hall

Great Baddow East

Great Baddow West

Little Baddow, Danbury and Sandon


Moulsham Lodge

Moulsham and Central

Patching Hall

Rettendon and Runwell

South Hanningfield, Stock and Margaretting

South Woodham-Chetwood and Collingwood

South Woodham-Elmwood and Woodville

Springfield North

St Andrews

The Lawns


Waterhouse Farm


RegionEast of England