District statistics and population
Braintree District is situated in the north of Essex. We cover some 61,168 Ha (236 square miles) of largely rural land. We are one of England's largest districts, with three growing market towns and surrounding rural areas dotted with more timber framed buildings than anywhere else in the country.
What is the population of the Braintree District?
The population of Braintree District was recorded as 151,677 (mid-year 2017 estimates). A large amount of data about the District is available from the Office for National Statistics.
For information on specific wards please see our ward profiles page