East of England

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The East of England is one of the nine official regions of England. The East of England region was created in 1994 and adopted for statistics purposes from 1999. It includes the ceremonial counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Essex has the highest population in the region.

The population of the East of England region at the 2011 census was 5,847,000.Bedford, Luton, Basildon, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea, Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester, Chelmsford and Cambridge are the region's most populous towns. The southern part of the region lies in the London commuter belt.

The Scallop sculpture by Maggi Hambling, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. September 2005

East of England community action[edit | edit source]

Sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Local sustainability initiatives[edit source]

Please see our Local communities in East of England pages, where of course you can share any more information you may have about local sustainability initiatives.

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

The Broads Society - Broads Authority

Resources[edit | edit source]

Community resources[edit | edit source]

  • CLT East (Community Land Trust) umbrella organisation in the East of England

News and comment[edit | edit source]

2009

Norfolk Broads and climate change: Natural England maps out a future for climate change, March 31 [1]

Blogs

Transition Circle East

Deprivation[edit | edit source]

The most deprived districts, according to the Indices of deprivation 2007 in the region are, in descending order, Great Yarmouth (58th in England), Norwich (62nd), Luton (87th), Peterborough (90th) and Ipswich (99th). At the county level, after Luton and Peterborough, which have a similar level of deprivation, in descending order there is Southend-on-Sea then Thurrock.

The least deprived districts, in descending order, are South Cambridgeshire, Uttlesford, Mid Bedfordshire, East Hertfordshire, St Albans, Brentwood, Rochford, Chelmsford, Huntingdonshire, Mid Suffolk, Broadland, North Hertfordshire, Dacorum, Three Rivers, South Norfolk, East Cambridgeshire, and Suffolk Coastal. At the county level, the least deprived areas in the region, in descending order, are Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, and Bedfordshire, with all three having a similar level of deprivation, then Essex.

The region has the lowest proportion of jobless households in the UK – 0.5%.

In March 2011 the region's unemployment claimant count was 3.0%. Inside the region, the highest rate is Great Yarmouth with 6.2%, followed by Peterborough, Ipswich and Southend-on-Sea on 4.7%.

Local communities in East of England[edit | edit source]

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

shutdown sizewell campaign

See also[edit | edit source]


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Interwiki links[edit | edit source]

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