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Essex county is divided in 12 districts, Colchester has the largest population of 197,200 people this equals to 13.2% of total Essex population, followed by Basildon at 12.5% and Chelmsford 12%.

Maldon has the lowest overall population rate, but their older population is the second highest with 25%. Tendring’s older people population is the largest being 29% this is just above 44,000 people.

Essex District Population By Age

The female population of Essex is 765,418 (51%) and out of these there are 58% aged 18-64 and people aged 65+ is 22%.

The male population is 49% in total, and we have more men in the 18-64 age group (59%) but less men aged 65+ (19%).

The graph below showing the split of male and female population by district level. We can see that the biggest gap in the 65+ age group is in Tendring and Castle Point.

The below map is showing the district breakdown of total number of people all ages receiving care services funded by Essex.

This is how much of the whole Essex population we provide support to:

  • 90+: 16% of the population
  • 85-89: 8% of the population
  • 75-84: 3% of the population
  • 65-74: 1.1% of the population
  • Other: <1% of the population

The graph showing numbers of people receiving services in age group split by districts.

Chart Showing Number of People Receiving Services By Age Group Split By Districts

We can see that West Essex has a particularly low volume of younger adults being supported, and we see the spike in central and North-East Essex for younger cohort.

For people aged 65+ North Essex is as expected, but there is a particular spike in Basildon in older people support.

Tendring is showing to be a focus for supporting people aged 85+, and Harlow and Castle Point are seeing a disproportionately higher number of adults being supported in this age group.

From 1.July 2022 the STP will be named Integrated Care Board (ICB) supported by Integrated Care Systems (ICS).

There are 42 Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) in England, and Essex is part of three STP, the table below showing breakdown of districts and population and CCGs.

Table showing breakdown of districts and population and CCGs.

The STPs works to deliver more integrated care models to meet the changing needs of the population. This means different parts of the NHS and social care system work together to provide more co-ordinated services to people such as by GPs working more closely with hospital specialists, district nurses and social workers to improve care for people with long-term conditions.

For more understanding of the 3 STP, please use these links:
Mid & South Essex Partnership
Suffolk & North-East Essex Partnership
Hertfordshire & West Essex Partnership

There are 5 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Essex and these are aligned the 3 NHS integrated care systems (ICS) that extend into the neighbouring local authorities..

The Essex Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2022 is currently being refreshed.

Last updated: 27/05/2022