About Braintree District

Braintree District is located in the heart of Essex, between Colchester, Chelmsford and Uttlesford.

Our district is broken down into 3 main towns and 26 wards.

Our district consists of a population of 151,561 (according to data from ONS in 2019), which is broken down into:

Population breakdown in the Braintree District

Age Percentage
0-15 year olds 19.2%
16-64 year olds 60.7%
65+ year olds 20.1%

This makes our district the 4th most populated in Essex.

Covering 612 square kilometres, Braintree District is the second largest district in Essex. We sit just behind Uttlesford at 641 square kilometres.

90% of Braintree District is green space and contains 31 different parks and open spaces.

Our district has over 9800 businesses in it and our residents have an average income that is 8.7% higher than the England national average.

Residents in our district also say that safety is their number one priority. This is reflected in our crime rate, which is 24% lower than the England national average.


To find out more about our district and what we have to offer, you can look at our tourism site.



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Address: Causeway House,
Bocking End,

Telephone: 01376 552525

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