Area Information for St. Botolphs Circus, Colchester, CO2 7EF

St. Botolphs Circus in Colchester is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the New Town and Christ Church ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Colchester. This page combines information for the address St. Botolphs Circus, Colchester, CO2 7EF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CO2 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Colchester
Ward New Town and Christ Church
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 St. Botolphs Circus, Colchester, CO2 7EF:

St. Botolphs Church Walk, St. Botolphs Street, Colchester, CO2 7EE
St. Botolphs Street, Colchester, CO2 7EA
Portland Road, Colchester, CO2 7EQ
St. Botolphs Street, Colchester, CO2 7DU
Arthur Street, Colchester, CO2 7DT
Portland Road, Colchester, CO2 7EH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CO2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about St. Botolphs Circus, Colchester, CO2 7EF 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 5
Semi-Detached 20
Terraced 82
Flat (Purpose-Built) 32
Flat (Converted) 22
Residence in Commercial Building 11
Total 172
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing St. Botolphs Circus, Colchester contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 56% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 31
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 12
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 83
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 1
Total 154

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 63
Two People 56
Three People 22
Four People 10
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 154

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 27
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 56
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 39
Total 146

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Colchester constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 156
Female 143
Total 299

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 23
5-7 8
8-9 0
10-14 10
15 0
16-17 8
18-19 18
20-24 52
25-29 43
30-44 82
45-59 32
60-64 14
65-74 3
75-84 6
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 299

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of CO2 7EF there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 53% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 158
Married 52
Divorced 32
Separated 10
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 258

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.

Very Good 135
Good 130
Fair 24
Bad 9
Very Bad 1
Total 299

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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) 71
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 55
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 31
No GCSEs or Equivalent 26
Other 15
Total 258

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 86% 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 257
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 5
Pakistani 1
Chinese 3
Other Asian 8
Black African 2
Other 14
Total 299

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 219
Wales 3
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 25
Other 38
Total 299

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 CO2 7EF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 207
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 20
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 18
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 43

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.

Christian 114
No Religion 154
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 10
Sikh 4
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 15
Total 299

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the New Town and Christ Church ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 25% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 88
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 19
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 64
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 7
Total 252

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 12
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 147

St. Botolphs Circus, Colchester, CO2 7EF is within the Christchurch policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In February 2021, 278 crimes were reported within half a mile of CO2 7EF.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 278 crimes committed near St. Botolphs Circus
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Below are the details of the closest services to CO2 7EF. 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 CO2 7EF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 15 closest railway stations to St. Botolphs Circus, Colchester, CO2 7EF. The nearest railway station is Colchester Town, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Colchester Town < 50 yards
Hythe (Essex) 1 mile
Colchester 1.1 miles
Wivenhoe 3 miles
Alresford (Essex) 4.5 miles
Marks Tey 5.2 miles
Chappel & Wakes Colne 6.8 miles
Great Bentley 7.3 miles
Manningtree 7.4 miles
Bures 8.2 miles
Mistley 8.5 miles
Kelvedon 9.2 miles
Weeley 9.3 miles
Thorpe-le-Soken 12 miles
Wrabness 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to St. Botolphs Circus, Colchester, CO2 7EF. The nearest is St John's Green Primary School, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St John's Green Primary School 410 yards
St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School, Colchester 460 yards
St James' Church of England Primary School half a mile
St. George's School half a mile
North Primary School and Nursery 0.8 miles
Hamilton Primary School 0.8 miles
Kendall Church of England Primary School 0.9 miles
Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery 1.1 miles
Monkwick Infant and Nursery School 1.3 miles
Monkwick Junior School 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to St. Botolphs Circus, Colchester, CO2 7EF. The nearest is Colchester High School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Colchester High School 0.6 miles  
Colchester Royal Grammar School 0.7 miles
St Helena School 0.9 miles
The Thomas Lord Audley School 1.2 miles
Colchester County High School for Girls 1.2 miles
St Benedict's Catholic College 1.2 miles
Philip Morant School and College 1.4 miles
Colchester Academy 1.6 miles
Paxman Academy 1.8 miles  
North East Essex Co-operative Academy 1.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St. Botolphs Circus, Colchester, CO2 7EF. The nearest is Beacon House Ministries, approximately 510 yards 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 St. Botolphs Circus, Colchester, CO2 7EF. The nearest is The Smile Clinic Colchester Town, approximately 100 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 6 closest hospitals to St. Botolphs Circus, Colchester, CO2 7EF. The nearest is Essex County Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Essex County Hospital 0.7 miles
Capio Oaks Hospital 1.4 miles
Oaks Hospital 1.4 miles
Colchester General Hospital 1.6 miles
Colchester Hospital 1.6 miles
Turner Diagnostic Centre 1.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to St. Botolphs Circus, Colchester, CO2 7EF. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, 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.