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Chelmsford (CM8)

The CM8 postcode area is located in the Chelmsford postcode town region, within the county of Essex, and contains a total of 1119 individual postcodes.

There are 38 electoral wards in the CM8 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 Braintree Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 22% of people in CM8 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 CM8 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.



  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in CM8 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 22%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 22%DE

According to census records, 22% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 93%WHITE

93% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.



The county of Essex

CM8 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.

Essex Postal Town Map
Outward CodeCM8
Postal TownChelmsford
MSOA NameBraintree 017
LSOA NameBraintree 017B
Local AuthorityBraintree
Area ClassificationLargely Rural (rural including hub towns 50-79%)

CM8 Electoral Wards

The postal region of CM8, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Beacon Hill
Black Notley
Chipping Hill
Coggeshall Hamlet
Flack's Green
Gamble's Green
Gore Pit
Great Braxted
Great Totham
Great Totham
Hatfield Peverel
Hawbush Green
Langley Green
Lanham Green
Little Braxted
Powers Hall End
Rivenhall End
Silver End
The Green
Totham Hill
Tye Green
White Notley
Wickham Bishops
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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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