Information about Epping Forest

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Epping Forest Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Epping Forest is 134,980 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Epping Forest is 69,389, and the female population is 65,591. 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 101,994, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 9,516. 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 (66,733), followed by No religion (44,976), 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 (27,885), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (18,102). 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 Epping Forest area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (36,956), while 23,997 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 35,632 adults have Level 3 education, while 16,115 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Epping Forest area are

  • Professional occupations (13155)
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (12368), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (9395)


The average age of people living in Epping Forest is 42 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (23510), Between 45 to 54 (18865), and Between 35 to 44 (18086). 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 Epping Forest has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (23,604) followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (17,935), and Small employers and own account workers (16,610). 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 Epping Forest

The postcode district RM, CM, E, IG, EN are associated with the Epping Forest, and there are total 16 postcode areas (listed below). The Epping Forest has a total of 3963 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Epping Forest
AreaEpping Forest

Broadley Common, Epping Upland and Nazeing

Buckhurst Hill East

Buckhurst Hill West

Chigwell Row

Chigwell Village

Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Marden Ash

Epping Hemnall

Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common

Grange Hill

Hastingwood, Matching and Sheering Village

High Ongar, Willingale and The Rodings


Loughton Alderton

Loughton Broadway

Loughton Fairmead

Loughton Forest

Loughton Roding

Loughton St John's

Loughton St Mary's

Lower Nazeing

Lower Sheering

Moreton and Fyfield

North Weald Bassett




Theydon Bois

Waltham Abbey High Beach

Waltham Abbey Honey Lane

Waltham Abbey North East

Waltham Abbey Paternoster

Waltham Abbey South West

RegionEast of England