Area Information for Hardy Close, Chelmsford, CM1 1AE

Hardy Close in Chelmsford is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Waterhouse Farm ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Chelmsford. This page combines information for the address Hardy Close, Chelmsford, CM1 1AE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CM1 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for CM1 1AE.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Chelmsford
Ward Waterhouse Farm
Constituency Chelmsford
Region Eastern
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Hardy Close, Chelmsford, CM1 1AE:

Elgin Avenue, Chelmsford, CM1 1TN
Coval Wells, Chelmsford, CM1 1WZ
Coval Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1TG
Coval Wells, Chelmsford, CM1 1WB
Coval Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1TQ
Alma Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 1TW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CM1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Hardy Close, Chelmsford, CM1 1AE is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 61 property sales in Hardy Close since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 6
Semi-Detached 36
Terraced 35
Flat (Purpose-Built) 32
Flat (Converted) 12
Total 121
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Hardy Close, Chelmsford contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 36% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 31
Owned with Mortgage 33
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 40
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 2
Total 121

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 37
Two People 49
Three People 20
Four People 10
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 121

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 39
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 35
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 101

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Chelmsford constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 135
Female 127
Total 262

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 21
5-7 6
8-9 3
10-14 4
15 1
16-17 0
18-19 4
20-24 17
25-29 43
30-44 66
45-59 46
60-64 22
65-74 10
75-84 14
85-89 5
90+ 0
Total 262

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CM1 1AE does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 98
Married 86
Divorced 23
Separated 9
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 227

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 132
Good 81
Fair 37
Bad 6
Very Bad 6
Total 262

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 90
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 29
Other 13
Total 227

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 82% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 215
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 6
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 1
Other Asian 4
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 5
Other 1
Total 262

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 201
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 18
Other 34
Total 262

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to CM1 1AE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 202
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 9
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 21

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 160
No Religion 69
Buddhist 2
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 10
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 17
Total 262

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Waterhouse Farm ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 55% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 115
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 24
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 0
Total 208

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 10
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 11
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 166

Hardy Close, Chelmsford, CM1 1AE is within the Waterhouse policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In August 2019, 258 crimes were reported within half a mile of CM1 1AE.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 258 crimes committed near Hardy Close
Neighbourhood Team Address Waterhouse
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Below are the details of the closest services to CM1 1AE. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for CM1 1AE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Hardy Close, Chelmsford, CM1 1AE. The nearest railway station is Chelmsford, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Chelmsford 510 yards
Ingatestone 5.7 miles
Hatfield Peverel 6.4 miles
Billericay 7.5 miles
South Woodham Ferrers 8.5 miles
Wickford 8.6 miles
Battlesbridge 8.8 miles
Witham (Essex) 9 miles
Shenfield 9.1 miles
White Notley 9.2 miles
Cressing 9.5 miles
Braintree Freeport 11 miles
Braintree 11 miles
Brentwood 11 miles
North Fambridge 12 miles
Basildon 12 miles
Rayleigh 12 miles
Laindon 12 miles
Pitsea 13 miles
Hockley 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Hardy Close, Chelmsford, CM1 1AE. The nearest is Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School, approximately 750 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School 750 yards
Maltese Road Primary School 820 yards
Westlands Community Primary School 0.5 miles
The Cathedral Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Chelmsford 0.6 miles
Kings Road Primary School 0.7 miles
Oaklands Infant School 0.7 miles
Trinity Road Primary School 1 mile
Moulsham Infant School 1 mile
Moulsham Junior School 1 mile
St Pius X Catholic Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Hardy Close, Chelmsford, CM1 1AE. The nearest is King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford, approximately 700 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford 700 yards
Chelmsford County High School for Girls 0.7 miles
Hylands School 1 mile
Moulsham High School 1.1 miles
St John Payne Catholic School, Chelmsford 1.2 miles
The Boswells School 1.6 miles
Great Baddow High School 1.8 miles
Chelmer Valley High School 2.6 miles
The Sandon School 2.6 miles
Anglo European School 5.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Hardy Close, Chelmsford, CM1 1AE. The nearest is Whitley House Surgery, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Hardy Close, Chelmsford, CM1 1AE. The nearest is Goodleigh Dental Practice, approximately 470 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 6 closest hospitals to Hardy Close, Chelmsford, CM1 1AE. The nearest is Medtel Hospital, approximately 820 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Medtel Hospital 820 yards
The Chelmsford Private Day Surgery Hospital 820 yards
St Johns Hospital 1.1 miles
Priory Hospital Chelmsford 1.2 miles
Springfield Hospital 1.6 miles
Broomfield Hospital 2.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Hardy Close, Chelmsford, CM1 1AE. The nearest is Opticial Express, approximately 490 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Opticial Express 490 yards
GoldsmithWebb 610 yards
Broomfield Opticians 620 yards
Vision Express Opticians 640 yards
Healthcall Optical Services 730 yards
Boots-Chelmsford - High Chelmer 780 yards
Specsavers Opticians 810 yards
Blink Opticians 810 yards
Boatmans Optical half a mile
Boots-Chelmsford - High St 0.5 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.

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Broadband in CM1 1AE

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 23 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 35.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 79.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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