Area Information for Wren Close, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 8ZB

Wren Close in Stanway is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Stanway ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Witham. This page combines information for the address Wren Close, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 8ZB, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for CO3 8ZB.

Basic Information

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

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Wren Close, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 8ZB 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 63 property sales in Wren Close 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

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 105
Semi-Detached 35
Terraced 54
Flat (Purpose-Built) 37
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 232
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repayed through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 56% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 49
Owned with Mortgage 126
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 11
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 35
Rent Free 1
Total 225

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 55
Two People 63
Three People 37
Four People 47
Five People 18
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 225

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 52
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 79
C2 - Skilled manual workers 41
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 194

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 Witham constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 301
Female 301
Total 602

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around CO3 8ZB has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 28% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 49
5-7 36
8-9 23
10-14 54
15 5
16-17 20
18-19 13
20-24 25
25-29 29
30-44 178
45-59 107
60-64 15
65-74 26
75-84 18
85-89 2
90+ 2
Total 602

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CO3 8ZB 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 121
Married 232
Divorced 55
Separated 9
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 435

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 376
Good 179
Fair 36
Bad 9
Very Bad 2
Total 602

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) 134
Apprenticeship 11
2+ A Levels 81
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 69
1-4 GCSEs 73
No GCSEs 46
Other 21
Total 435

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 552
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 3
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 19
Other Asian 8
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 1
Other 4
Total 602

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 539
Wales 5
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 13
Other 36
Total 602

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 8ZB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 526
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 59

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 354
No Religion 190
Buddhist 8
Hindu 4
Jewish 3
Muslim 10
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 33
Total 602

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Stanway ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 184
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 75
Self Employed 57
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 36
Retired 30
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 5
Total 413

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 25
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 24
RetailInc. Wholesale 55
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 15
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 11
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 37
Real Estate 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 37
Education 29
HealthInc. Social Work 34
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 326

Wren Close, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 8ZB is within the Stanway policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 29 crimes were reported within half a mile of CO3 8ZB.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 29 crimes committed near Wren Close
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Below are the details of the closest services to Stanway. 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 8ZB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Wren Close, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 8ZB. The nearest railway station is Marks Tey, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Marks Tey 2.1 miles
Colchester 3 miles
Colchester Town 3.1 miles
Hythe (Essex) 4.1 miles
Chappel & Wakes Colne 4.6 miles
Wivenhoe 5.4 miles
Kelvedon 6.1 miles
Bures 7 miles
Alresford (Essex) 7.2 miles
Witham (Essex) 9.6 miles
Great Bentley 11 miles
Manningtree 11 miles
White Notley 11 miles
Cressing 12 miles
Braintree Freeport 12 miles
Mistley 12 miles
Sudbury (Suffolk) 12 miles
Braintree 12 miles
Weeley 13 miles
Hatfield Peverel 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wren Close, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 8ZB. The nearest is Stanway Fiveways Primary School, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stanway Fiveways Primary School 800 yards
Stanway Primary School 0.6 miles
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Colchester 0.9 miles
Lexden Primary School with Unit for Hearing Impaired Pupils 1 mile
Home Farm Primary School 1.1 miles
Gosbecks Primary School 1.4 miles
Prettygate Infant School 1.5 miles
Prettygate Junior School 1.5 miles
Copford Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School 1.6 miles
Iceni Academy 1.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Wren Close, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 8ZB. The nearest is The Stanway School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Stanway School half a mile
Philip Morant School and College 1.7 miles
Colchester County High School for Girls 1.9 miles
St Benedict's Catholic College 1.9 miles
Colchester Royal Grammar School 2.4 miles
Colchester High School 2.5 miles  
St Helena School 2.7 miles
The Thomas Lord Audley School 3 miles
The Gilberd School 4.5 miles
Colchester Academy 4.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wren Close, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 8ZB. The nearest is Dr Abiodun Obisesan, approximately 0.6 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 Wren Close, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 8ZB. The nearest is The Zen Clinic, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 5 closest hospitals to Wren Close, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 8ZB. The nearest is Essex County Hospital, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Essex County Hospital 2.5 miles
Oaks Hospital 3.3 miles
Colchester General Hospital 3.6 miles
Turner Diagnostic Centre 3.6 miles
Halstead Hospital 9.7 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Wren Close, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 8ZB. The nearest is Dawson Domiciliary, approximately 0.9 miles 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.

  NHS Choices

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Broadband in CO3 8ZB

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 40 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 114.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 19.8Mbps
Superfast 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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