Ongar is a civil parish in the Epping Forest Area in Essex, England. Apart from the community of Damaging Ongar it also includes Greensted, Greensted Green, Marden Ash and also Shelley. The local council of the church is Ongar Town Council. Situated approximately 21 miles northeast of London, it is a partially developed church with huge sections of open land. As at the 2001 census the population was 6,069 and also 51.7% lady. There are 2,494 houses, with an average family dimension of 2.43. The population has actually decreased by 8% considering that 1991, the biggest decrease in the area.