Area Information for Lees Close, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2GJ

Lees Close in Thaxted is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Thaxted & the Eastons ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Saffron Walden. This page combines information for the address Lees Close, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2GJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CM6 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 CM6 2GJ.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Uttlesford
Ward Thaxted & the Eastons
Constituency Saffron Walden
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 Lees Close, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2GJ:

Dunmow Road, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2LU
Morris Dance Place, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2GN
Bardfield Road, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2LW
The Maltings, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2NB
Mill End, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2LT
Star Mead, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2NF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CM6 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Lees Close, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2GJ 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 5 property sales in Lees 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

The area containing Lees Close, Thaxted, Dunmow consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 74
Semi-Detached 29
Terraced 23
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 132
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 66
Owned with Mortgage 44
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 129

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 44
Two People 44
Three People 13
Four People 20
Five People 8
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 129

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 29
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 80

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 Saffron Walden constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 142
Female 149
Total 291

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 16
5-7 18
8-9 9
10-14 12
15 2
16-17 3
18-19 5
20-24 12
25-29 7
30-44 59
45-59 58
60-64 17
65-74 41
75-84 24
85-89 4
90+ 4
Total 291

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CM6 2GJ 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 59
Married 134
Divorced 18
Separated 4
Widowed 19
Same Sex 0
Total 234

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 139
Good 103
Fair 36
Bad 12
Very Bad 1
Total 291

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) 98
Apprenticeship 16
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 19
No GCSEs or Equivalent 30
Other 9
Total 234

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Lees Close, Thaxted, Dunmow) 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 97% 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 282
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Other Asian 3
Black Caribbean 4
Total 291

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 273
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 3
Other 7
Total 291

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 CM6 2GJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 262
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 22

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 212
No Religion 60
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 291

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Thaxted & the Eastons ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 20% 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 63
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 41
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 29
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 3
Total 202

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 3
Manufacturing 6
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 14
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 137

Lees Close, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2GJ is within the Thaxted policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Lees Close
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Below are the details of the closest services to Thaxted. 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 CM6 2GJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest railway stations to Lees Close, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2GJ. The nearest railway station is Elsenham (Essex), approximately 5.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Elsenham (Essex) 5.5 miles
Stansted Airport 5.7 miles
Newport (Essex) 6 miles
Audley End 7 miles
Stansted Mountfitchet 7.2 miles
Bishops Stortford 9.7 miles
Great Chesterford 9.9 miles
Braintree 11 miles
Braintree Freeport 11 miles
Cressing (Essex) 13 miles
Sawbridgeworth 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lees Close, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2GJ. The nearest is Thaxted Primary School, approximately 170 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Lees Close, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2GJ. The nearest is Helena Romanes School, approximately 4.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Helena Romanes School 4.8 miles  
Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport 6.2 miles
Saffron Walden County High School 6.7 miles
Forest Hall School 7.1 miles
Birchwood High School 8.8 miles
Hockerill Anglo-European College 9.3 miles
Tabor Academy 9.4 miles
The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and Science College 9.5 miles
St Mary's Catholic School 9.9 miles  
Bishop's Stortford College 11 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lees Close, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2GJ. The nearest is Thaxted Surgery, approximately 550 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Thaxted Surgery 550 yards
The Freshford Practice 4.7 miles
Angel Lane Surgery 5.5 miles
Elsenham Surgery 5.6 miles
John Tasker House Surgery 5.6 miles
Newport Surgery 6.3 miles
Crocus Medical Practice 6.3 miles
The Gold Street Surgery 6.6 miles
The Stansted Surgery 7.1 miles
Steeple Bumpstead Surgery 7.5 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Lees Close, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2GJ. The nearest is Great Dunmow Dental Care, approximately 5.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 8 closest hospitals to Lees Close, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2GJ. The nearest is Saffron Walden Community Hospital, approximately 6.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lees Close, Thaxted, Dunmow, CM6 2GJ. The nearest is Bird & Fairley, approximately 5.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bird & Fairley 5.5 miles
The Opticians 5.5 miles
D H Thomas 6.6 miles
Boots-Saffron Walden 6.7 miles
S J Williams 6.7 miles
Vision Call (DOM) 7 miles
Refraction Clinic 9.1 miles
Ashwell & Barrie 9.7 miles
P S Mayo Opticians 9.7 miles
Martin Reynolds Opticians 9.7 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.