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Location: East of England

Population: 141,183 (Mid-year estimate 2015)

Interesting fact: During the English civil war, the witch-finder general, Matthew Hopkins carried out many trials throughout this and the surrounding area especially in the towns of Manningtree and Mistley on the River Stour



Tendring is a member of the Rural Services Network and falls
under the branch of our service called the Rural Assembly.
A list of all the Rural Assembly members can be found here.


Tendring Information

Phone number
01255 686868
Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)
South East
Frequency of elections
Elections are of whole council
Number of councillors
Political composition
Conservative - 23
UKIP - 22
Independent  - 6
Labour - 4
Holland-on-Sea Residents Association - 3
Liberal Democrats - 1
Tendring First - 1
Clacton - Douglas Carswell (UK Independence Party)
Harwich and North Essex - Bernard Jenkin (Conservative)
Decision making structure
Leader and a Cabinet
Population change
Population change
One Year Population Change
+ 0.9%
Ten Year Population Change
+ 0.6%
Police Authority
Essex Police Authority
Fire Service
Essex Fire and Rescue Service
Health Authority
East of England Strategic Health Authority
33,740 Hectares
Rural Output Areas
173 rural OAs from 496 OAs in total
Audited by
Southern Region (Audit Commission)
Rural Classification (Defra)
Largely Rural (rural including hub towns 50-79%)
Population by Area- (Density)
4.18 people per hectare
Number of Parishes
Number of Parish Meetings
Number of Parish Councils
Number of Town Councils
Average house price
£175,000 (Median price paid by local authority, year ending Q4-2015 - provided by UK HPI data published by Land Registry © Crown copyright 2016)
Outsourced Services
Waste Collection
Average age of population
45.7 (2011 Census data)
Main Towns / Cities
Brightlingsea, Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton and Walton, Harwich, Manningtree
Unemployment rate
1.9% (JSA claimants for August 2017)
Current Council Tax
(amount reported is the amount received by the Council - no other services are included)
2014/2015 Council Tax - £147.64
2015/2016 Council Tax - £147.64
2016/2017 Council Tax - £152.64
2017/2018 Council Tax - £157.64

Percentage of households socially rented from council or local authority
4.8% (2011 Census data)
Percentage of population who have reported they are in very good health
38.4% (2011 Census data)
Percentage of population which provides unpaid care
12.5% (2011 Census data)
Employment by Occupation
Percentage of people aged 16 and over who are in Social Major Group 1-3
28.2% (ONS annual population survey - April 15-March 16)
Average annual wage for full time employees
  1. 2014 Workplaced Based Median - £24,929
    2015 Workplaced Based Median - £25,070
  2. 2014 Workplaced Based Mean - £29,941
    2015 Workplaced Based Mean - £29,010
  3. 2014 Resident Based Median - £25,293
    2015 Resident Based Median - No source data
  4. 2014 Resident Based Mean - £28,500
    2015 Resident Based Mean - £29,130
Percentage of those employed in full time employment
30.2% (2011 Census data)
Cars or vans owned per household
(2011 Census data)
No cars or vans - 23.4%
1 car or van - 45.3%
2 cars or vans - 23.2%
3 cars or vans - 5.8%
4 or more cars and vans - 2.2%
Local Newspapers
East Anglian, Frinton & Walton Gazette, Evening Gazette, Harwich & Manningtree Standard, Clacton Gazette
National Park/AONBs
Dedham Vale (AONBS), Suffolk Coast and Heaths (AONBS)

2015 English Indices of Deprivation analysis toolDeprivation

(Produced by Oxfordshire County Council)

The Research & Intelligence Unit of Oxfordshire County Council have produced an interactive tool that present the 2015 English Indices of Deprivation on a map of England to make it easier to explore the data for your areas of interest, and have kindly made this tool available to members of the Rural Services Network.

The analysis works through your web browser, and can be accessed for Tendring here

(All factual information on these pages is updated annually by the RSN)
(Information given via links will however be updated as new information becomes available)




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