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Essex population statistics

In 2017, there were 1.8M residents in Essex county with an average age of 41 years. Population density was 496 residents per square kilometer. In England and Wales, the average age was 40. Based on Census, there were 2.4 residents per household in 2011.


total residents
estimates 2017


average age
estimates 2017


population density
estimates 2017


residents per household
Census 2011

Essex population density map

shows a number of residents per square kilometer(km2), estimates from 2017.

Essex population density map

Essex population average age map

Population average age by LSOA(County) in 2017.

Essex population average age map

Essex population growth

Total population per year outlines headcount differences.

Essex population growth

Essex births and deaths

by a year. Figures are for deaths registered, rather than deaths occurring in each calendar year. It can take months for a death referred to a coroner to be registered.

Essex births and deaths

Essex population pyramid

shows the distribution of various age groups in a population in 2017. Females shown on the left males shown on the left.

Essex population pyramid by year

Essex population share by decade of age

Ordered from most to least populous age group, 2017.

Essex population share by decade of age by year

Essex population by working age group

age grouphead-countshare in population

Essex average age rank

Comparison of county average age to other counties, 2017 population estimates.

Essex average age rank by year

Essex population average age

Annual area statistics of population average age compared to country statistics.

Essex population average age by year

Essex residential areas map

Purple-colored area is a business or an industrial area. Green-colored area is more quite and better for living. Mapping is based on UK Census 2011 data. Color is ratio of number of residents divided by a number of workday people.

Essex residential areas map

Associated reports:

Essex population changes

Essex real estate market

Essex home features

Essex salary and unemployment

Essex crime statistics

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