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The area is rich in history with 3,751 listed buildings and 34 conservation areas. Close to both London and Cambridge, Uttlesford is well served by major road, rail and air links. The M11 runs through the district and Stansted Airport is located within its boundaries. To the south is the A120 and a number of settlements are connected served by the Cambridge to London railway line. However, due to its rural nature there are accessibility issues for some without private transport, especially in outlying villages.
Economically the district is comparatively buoyant with an employment rate of 79.7% (Oct 2017-Sep 2018) and a total of 5,365 businesses operating within the borders. Of these almost 91% are classified as micro operations employing fewer than 10 people.
Compared to Essex as a whole, a very slightly lower proportion of the district's current population is of working age (60.7% against an Essex average of 61.0%), though this is set to change with a predicted growth in those aged 65 and over.
The district has relatively low levels of ethnic diversity by comparison with the East of England as a whole. Based on the 2011 Census, 92.3% record themselves as 'white' against a regional figure of 85.3%. The largest distinct group in the district are those people of Polish origin, though there is a small; but vibrant community of Nepali residents centred around Carver Barracks.
At the district ward elections in May 2019 voters elected 39 councillors representing 22 wards. The political make-up of the council is: 4 Conservative Party councillors, 2 independent councillors, 7 Liberal Democrats councillors and 26 Residents for Uttlesford councillors.
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