Area Information for North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PY

North Hill in Colchester is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Castle ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Colchester. This page combines information for the address North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CO1 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for CO1 1PY.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Colchester
Ward Castle
Constituency Colchester
Region Eastern
Country England


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PY:

Greens Yard, Colchester, CO1 1QP
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Byrons Yard, North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1BZ
North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1EG
North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1DZ
North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1EH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CO1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PY is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 35 property sales in North Hill since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.


Housing Types Embed This

The area containing North Hill, Colchester consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 6
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 30
Flat (Purpose-Built) 76
Flat (Converted) 5
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 137
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing North Hill, Colchester contains a higher than average level of social housing - 58% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 10
Owned with Mortgage 24
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 7
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 70
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 17
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 132

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 75
Two People 33
Three People 12
Four People 8
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 132

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 11
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 58

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Castle ward however contains significantly more women than average (64%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 96
Female 172
Total 268

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 13
5-7 6
8-9 3
10-14 11
15 3
16-17 8
18-19 5
20-24 17
25-29 12
30-44 39
45-59 28
60-64 4
65-74 15
75-84 33
85-89 28
90+ 43
Total 268

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of CO1 1PY the number widowed residents is high - 28% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 63
Married 58
Divorced 31
Separated 6
Widowed 74
Same Sex 0
Total 232

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

However, this area of the Castle ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (64%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 92
Good 80
Fair 61
Bad 29
Very Bad 6
Total 268

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At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 55
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 25
No GCSEs or Equivalent 77
Other 21
Total 232

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 89% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 238
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 4
Pakistani 2
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 5
Total 268

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 226
Wales 4
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 25
Total 268

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to CO1 1PY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 190
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 73

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Christian 157
No Religion 84
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 2
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 17
Total 268

Economic Activity Embed This

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 56
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 3
Total 128

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 88

North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PY is within the Colchester Town policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near North Hill
Neighbourhood Team Address Colchester Town
Force Website: https://www.essex.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to CO1 1PY. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for CO1 1PY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PY. The nearest railway station is Colchester Town, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Colchester Town 0.5 miles
Colchester 0.6 miles
Hythe (Essex) 1.4 miles
Wivenhoe 3.5 miles
Marks Tey 4.9 miles
Alresford (Essex) 5.1 miles
Chappel & Wakes Colne 6.3 miles
Manningtree 7.5 miles
Bures 7.7 miles
Great Bentley 7.7 miles
Mistley 8.7 miles
Kelvedon 9 miles
Weeley 9.8 miles
Thorpe-le-Soken 12 miles
Sudbury (Suffolk) 13 miles
Wrabness 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PY. The nearest is North Primary School and Nursery, approximately 520 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
North Primary School and Nursery 520 yards
    
St John's Green Primary School 680 yards
    
St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School, Colchester 0.6 miles
    
St James' Church of England Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Hamilton Primary School 0.8 miles
    
St George's Infant School and Nursery 1 mile
    
St George's New Town Junior School 1 mile
    
Queen Boudica Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Braiswick Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery 1.3 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PY. The nearest is St Helena School, approximately 710 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Helena School 710 yards
    
Colchester High School 730 yards  
Colchester Royal Grammar School half a mile
    
Colchester County High School for Girls 1 mile
    
St Benedict's Catholic College 1 mile
    
Philip Morant School and College 1.2 miles
    
The Thomas Lord Audley School 1.6 miles
    
Colchester Academy 1.9 miles
    
The Gilberd School 1.9 miles
    
The Stanway School 2.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PY. The nearest is Beacon House Ministries, approximately 0.5 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PY. The nearest is North Hill Dental Surgery, approximately < 50 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PY. The nearest is Essex County Hospital, approximately 740 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Essex County Hospital 740 yards
Oaks Hospital 1 mile
Colchester General Hospital 1.3 miles
Turner Diagnostic Centre 1.3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to North Hill, Colchester, CO1 1PY. The nearest is Bethell & Clark, approximately 270 yards away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.


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Broadband in CO1 1PY

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 32 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 31.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 2.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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