Chelmsford (CM16)

The CM16 postcode area is located in the Chelmsford postcode town region, within the county of Essex, and contains a total of 951 individual postcodes.

There are 15 electoral wards in the CM16 postcode area, including Billericay, Bishops Stortford, Braintree, Brentwood, Burnham-On-Crouch, Chelmsford, Dunmow, Epping, Harlow, Ingatestone, Maldon, Ongar, Sawbridgeworth, Southminster, Stansted, Witham, which come under the local authority of the Epping Forest Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 28% of people in CM16 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of CM16 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.



  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in CM16 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 28%AB
  • 57%C2/C2
  • 15%DE

According to census records, 28% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 91%WHITE

91% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Essex

CM16 is located in the county of Essex, in England.

Essex has a total population of 1,802,200, making it the 7th largest county in the UK.

Essex has a total area of 1417 square miles, and a population density of 491 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

CM16 Electoral Wards

The postal region of CM16, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Bishops Stortford
Essex Postal Town Map
Outward CodeCM16
Postal TownChelmsford
MSOA NameEpping Forest 006
LSOA NameEpping Forest 006B
Local AuthorityEpping Forest
Area ClassificationUrban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)
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Essex Live

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Daily Gazette

Step inside the retro nightclub set to open in Crouch Street this weekend

A RETRO bar is set to throw open its doors this weekend.

Daily Gazette

Surrey Police acquires new 10-acre HQ

The Surrey Police force has acquired a 10-acre site for its new HQ from Allois Properties for 20.5m.

Property Week

Appeal after man is struck with belt buckle in Clacton town centre

A MAN was punched and struck with a belt buckle outside a restaurant in Clacton.

Daily Gazette

'We've had enough!' Calls for action over 'appalling' teen gang terrorising town

A COMMUNITY is demanding action over appalling antisocial behaviour by a gang of teenagers who have left many feeling anxious in the town.

The Echo

Strawberry Star Group picks 15.5m Harlow site

Strawberry Star Group has acquired a site next to a shopping centre in Harlow, Essex, from Tristan Capital Partners and Addington Capital with a view to developing a 245m scheme.

Property Week

Live A12 traffic as road shuts for 'broken down school bus'

The kids are allegedly stood at the side of the road

Essex Live

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