Area Information for Epping, CM16 5GB

This postcode in Epping is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Epping Hemnall ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Epping Forest. This page combines information for the address Epping, CM16 5GB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CM16 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in January 2003. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Epping Forest
Ward Epping Hemnall
Constituency Epping Forest
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 Epping, CM16 5GB:

Buttercross Lane, Epping, CM16 5AA
Bakers Lane, Epping, CM16 5DQ
Bakers Lane, Epping, CM16 5BD
St Johns Road, Epping, CM16 5EB
St Johns Road, Epping, CM16 5DN
Rayfield, Epping, CM16 5AH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CM16 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Epping, CM16 5GB 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 13
Semi-Detached 17
Terraced 45
Flat (Purpose-Built) 59
Flat (Converted) 7
Residence in Commercial Building 18
Total 159
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Epping contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 25% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 63
Owned with Mortgage 46
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 35
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 2
Total 151

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 50
Two People 62
Three People 19
Four People 17
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 151

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 40
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 37
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 98

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 Epping Forest constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 154
Female 161
Total 315

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 14
5-7 7
8-9 7
10-14 9
15 1
16-17 5
18-19 5
20-24 13
25-29 30
30-44 78
45-59 58
60-64 17
65-74 32
75-84 24
85-89 11
90+ 4
Total 315

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CM16 5GB 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 97
Married 116
Divorced 28
Separated 6
Widowed 28
Same Sex 2
Total 277

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 168
Good 103
Fair 41
Bad 3
Very Bad 0
Total 315

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 109
Apprenticeship 6
2+ A Levels 40
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 42
1-4 GCSEs 26
No GCSEs 35
Other 19
Total 277

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Epping) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 95% so.

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 300
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 5
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Total 315

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 254
Wales 7
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 23
Other 18
Total 315

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 CM16 5GB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 268
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 23
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 13

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 209
No Religion 74
Buddhist 1
Hindu 2
Jewish 2
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 22
Total 315

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Epping Hemnall ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 16% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 114
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 39
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 8
Total 238

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 5
Construction 16
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 19
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 30
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 21
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 187

Epping, CM16 5GB is within the Epping Town policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Below are the details of the closest services to CM16 5GB. 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 CM16 5GB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Epping, CM16 5GB. The nearest railway station is Harlow Town, approximately 5.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Harlow Town 5.7 miles
Cheshunt 5.9 miles
Waltham Cross 6.1 miles
Roydon 6.2 miles
Broxbourne 6.2 miles
Harlow Mill 6.3 miles
Theobalds Grove 6.4 miles
Enfield Lock 6.4 miles
Chingford 6.4 miles
Rye House 6.6 miles
Brimsdown 6.9 miles
Turkey Street 7.1 miles
Ponders End 7.5 miles
St Margarets (Herts) 7.7 miles
Southbury 7.9 miles
Highams Park 8 miles
Sawbridgeworth 8.2 miles
Newbury Park Station 8.7 miles
Bush Hill Park 8.8 miles
Enfield Town 8.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Epping, CM16 5GB. The nearest Tube station is Epping, approximately 780 yards away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Epping, CM16 5GB. The nearest is Epping Primary School, approximately 650 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Epping Primary School 650 yards
Ivy Chimneys Primary School 0.8 miles
Coopersale and Theydon Garnon Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School 1 mile
Theydon Bois Primary School 1.9 miles
Epping Upland CofE Primary School 2.3 miles
Hereward Primary School 3 miles
St Andrew's CofE Primary School 3.1 miles
St James Church of England Primary School 3.4 miles
Upshire Primary Foundation School 3.4 miles
Latton Green Primary Academy 3.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Epping, CM16 5GB. The nearest is Epping St Johns Church of England School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Epping St Johns Church of England School 0.6 miles
Davenant Foundation School 2.9 miles
Debden Park High School 3.3 miles
Stewards Academy - Science Specialist, Harlow 3.6 miles
Passmores Academy 4 miles
King Harold Business & Enterprise Academy 4.3 miles
St Mark's West Essex Catholic School 4.5 miles
Roding Valley High School 4.6 miles
Bmat Stem Academy 4.8 miles
Burnt Mill Academy 5.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Epping, CM16 5GB. The nearest is High Street Surgery, Epping, approximately 110 yards 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 Epping, CM16 5GB. The nearest is The Specialist Orthodontic Practice, approximately 410 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 10 closest hospitals to Epping, CM16 5GB. The nearest is St Margaret's Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Epping, CM16 5GB. The nearest is Boots-Epping - High St, approximately 130 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Epping - High St 130 yards
Aves Optometrists 180 yards
Boots Opticians Ltd 180 yards
Pryor & Clacher 380 yards
Eye Gee Opticians 3.8 miles
Scher & Ward Opticians 4.2 miles
Bird & Fairley 4.3 miles
David Clulow Opticians 4.3 miles
Boots-Loughton 4.4 miles
Specsavers Opticians 4.4 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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