Area Information for Colchester, CO3 3RE

This postcode in Colchester is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Lexden and Braiswick ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Colchester. This page combines information for the address Colchester, CO3 3RE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CO3 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 1998. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Colchester
Ward Lexden and Braiswick
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 Colchester, CO3 3RE:

Sovereign Crescent, Lexden Road, Colchester, CO3 3UZ
Lexden Road, Colchester, CO3 3RB
Lexden Road, Colchester, CO3 3RF
Park Road, Colchester, CO3 3UL
Mossfield Close, Colchester, CO3 3RG
Lexden Court, Colchester, CO3 3QP

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CO3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Colchester, CO3 3RE 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

The area containing Colchester consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 100
Semi-Detached 25
Terraced 11
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 140
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 80
Owned with Mortgage 42
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 136

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 36
Two People 55
Three People 19
Four People 19
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 136

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 35
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 33
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4
Total 80

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 47% male.

Male 150
Female 168
Total 318

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 14
5-7 14
8-9 9
10-14 28
15 1
16-17 7
18-19 4
20-24 3
25-29 6
30-44 57
45-59 62
60-64 24
65-74 36
75-84 41
85-89 8
90+ 4
Total 318

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CO3 3RE does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 43
Married 166
Divorced 15
Separated 5
Widowed 23
Same Sex 0
Total 252

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 157
Good 111
Fair 41
Bad 8
Very Bad 1
Total 318

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 118
Apprenticeship 5
2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs 22
No GCSEs 22
Other 10
Total 252

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% 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 292
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 5
Chinese 6
Other Asian 2
Black Caribbean 1
Other 5
Total 318

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 273
Wales 3
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 9
Other 23
Total 318

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 CO3 3RE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 275
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 25

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 201
No Religion 81
Buddhist 1
Hindu 6
Jewish 2
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 25
Total 318

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Lexden and Braiswick ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 25% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 69
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 1
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 50
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 0
Other 1
Total 199

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
Manufacturing 5
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 1
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 122

Colchester, CO3 3RE is within the Lexden Prettygate 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 CO3 3RE
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Below are the details of the closest services to CO3 3RE. 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 CO3 3RE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to Colchester, CO3 3RE. The nearest railway station is Colchester, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Colchester 1.1 miles
Colchester Town 1.2 miles
Hythe (Essex) 2.1 miles
Wivenhoe 4 miles
Marks Tey 4.1 miles
Alresford (Essex) 5.6 miles
Chappel & Wakes Colne 5.7 miles
Bures 7.4 miles
Kelvedon 8.2 miles
Manningtree 8.3 miles
Great Bentley 8.4 miles
Mistley 9.5 miles
Weeley 11 miles
Witham (Essex) 12 miles
Sudbury (Suffolk) 12 miles
Thorpe-le-Soken 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Colchester, CO3 3RE. The nearest is Hamilton Primary School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hamilton Primary School 0.6 miles
Prettygate Infant School 0.8 miles
Prettygate Junior School 0.8 miles
North Primary School and Nursery 0.9 miles
St John's Green Primary School 0.9 miles
Home Farm Primary School 1 mile
Iceni Academy 1.1 miles
King's Ford Infant School and Nursery 1.1 miles
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Colchester 1.1 miles
Lexden Primary School with Unit for Hearing Impaired Pupils 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Colchester, CO3 3RE. The nearest is Colchester County High School for Girls, approximately 360 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Colchester County High School for Girls 360 yards
St Benedict's Catholic College 360 yards
Colchester Royal Grammar School 710 yards
Philip Morant School and College half a mile
Colchester High School 0.5 miles  
St Helena School 0.7 miles
The Stanway School 1.6 miles
The Thomas Lord Audley School 1.7 miles
The Gilberd School 2.6 miles
Colchester Academy 2.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Colchester, CO3 3RE. The nearest is Creffield Medical Centre, approximately 0.8 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 Colchester, CO3 3RE. The nearest is The Avenue Dental Practice, approximately 330 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 Colchester, CO3 3RE. The nearest is Essex County Hospital, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Essex County Hospital half a mile
Oaks Hospital 1.5 miles
Colchester General Hospital 1.8 miles
Turner Diagnostic Centre 1.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Colchester, CO3 3RE. The nearest is The Vision Training Clinic, approximately half a mile 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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