List of settlements in Essex by population

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This is a list of settlements in Essex by population based on the results of the 2011 census. The next United Kingdom census will take place in 2021. In 2011, there were 44 built-up area subdivisions with 5,000 or more inhabitants in Essex, shown in the table below.

Population ranking[edit]

# Settlement Population
[1][2][3][4]
Borough/District
2001 2011
1 Southend-on-Sea 162,050 175,547 Southend-on-Sea
2 Colchester 105,130 119,441 Colchester
3 Chelmsford 100,660 110,507 Chelmsford
4 Basildon 100,950 107,123 Basildon
5 Rayleigh/South Benfleet/Thundersley 92,040 95,580 Rochford
6 Harlow 78,890 82,059 Harlow
7 Grays 54,820 66,843 Thurrock
8 Brentwood 47,920 52,586 Brentwood
9 Clacton-on-Sea 51,284 50,548 Tendring
10 Braintree 35,620 41,634 Braintree
11 Canvey Island 37,480 38,170 Castle Point
12 Billericay 33,674 34,274 Basildon
13 Wickford 31,480 33,486 Basildon
14 Loughton 30,340 31,106 Epping Forest
15 Stanford-le-Hope 30,102 28,725 Thurrock
16 Witham 22,470 25,353 Braintree
17 Maldon 20,731 21,462 Maldon
18 Harwich 19,260 19,738 Tendring
19 South Ockendon 17,670 19,460 Thurrock
20 Waltham Abbey 17,940 18,743 Epping Forest
21 Rochford 16,220 17,739 Rochford
22 South Woodham Ferrers 16,630 16,453 Chelmsford
23 Saffron Walden 14,310 15,210 Uttlesford
24 Tilbury 11,462 12,450 Thurrock
25 Walton-on-the-Naze 11,993 12,054 Tendring
26 Halstead 11,053 11,906 Braintree
27 Chigwell 9,931 10,365 Epping Forest
28 Epping 9,890 10,289 Epping Forest
29 Chadwell St Mary 9,463 9,864 Thurrock
30 Tiptree 8,300 9,182 Colchester
31 Brightlingsea 8,146 8,076 Tendring
32 Aveley 7,486 7,986 Thurrock
33 Great Dunmow 5,940 7,749 Uttlesford
34 Great Notley 5,660 7,749 Braintree
35 Wivenhoe 7,220 7,637 Colchester
36 West Mersea 6,792 7,057 Colchester
37 Burnham-on-Crouch 6,973 6,905 Maldon
38 Danbury 6,560 6,673 Chelmsford
39 Stansted Mountfitchet 5,860 6,669 Uttlesford
40 Hullbridge 6,050 6,097 Rochford
41 Chipping Ongar 5,923 6,093 Epping Forest
42 Manningtree 5,720 5,696 Tendring
43 Great Wakering 5,248 5,400 Rochford
44 Ingatestone 4,975 5,365 Brentwood
Writtle 5,011 4,840 Chelmsford
Jaywick 4,665 4,799 Tendring
Coggeshall 4,327 4,727 Braintree
Kelvedon 4,593 4,717 Braintree
Frinton-on-Sea 4,814 4,687 Tendring
East Tilbury 4,726 4,622 Thurrock

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Essex (County, East of England, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics and Location in Maps and Charts". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Southend-on-Sea (Unitary District, East of England, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics and Location in Maps and Charts". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Thurrock (Unitary District, East of England, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics and Location in Maps and Charts". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  4. ^ 2011 census table: ONS