Area Information for Colchester, CO4 4RY
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 2001. 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.
About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Colchester, CO4 4RY 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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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 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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||56|
|Rented: From Council||0|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||2|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||3|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||45|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||32|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||10|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||6|
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.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode CO4 4RY 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.
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.
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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.
|Highest Qualification Level Achieved|
|Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc)||120|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||39|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||48|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||28|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||30|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||3|
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 CO4 4RY
|Republic of Ireland||5|
|Europe (including European Union)||2|
|Middle East or Asia||1|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Highwoods ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 20% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||28|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||17|
|Looking After Home or Family||8|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||1|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing||1|
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||8|
|Accommodation and Food||2|
|Information and Communication||4|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||20|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||20|
|Public Administration and Defence||5|
|HealthInc. Social Work||18|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||11|
Colchester, CO4 4RY is within the Highwoods Mile End and St. Johns policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near CO4 4RY|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Highwoods Mile End and St. Johns
Below are the details of the closest services to CO4 4RY. 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 CO4 4RY.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to Colchester, CO4 4RY. The nearest railway station is Colchester, approximately 1.1 miles away.
|Hythe (Essex)||1.5 miles|
|Colchester Town||1.5 miles|
|Alresford (Essex)||4.9 miles|
|Marks Tey||6 miles|
|Chappel & Wakes Colne||7 miles|
|Great Bentley||7.3 miles|
|Sudbury (Suffolk)||12 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Colchester, CO4 4RY. The nearest is Highwoods Community Primary School, approximately 590 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Highwoods Community Primary School||590 yards||
|Friars Grove Primary School||730 yards||
|St John's Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Colchester||850 yards||
|Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery||0.7 miles||
|Brinkley Grove Primary School||0.7 miles||
|Queen Boudica Primary School||0.8 miles||
|Parsons Heath Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School||0.9 miles||
|St James' Church of England Primary School||1 mile||
|Roach Vale Primary School||1 mile||
|Camulos Academy||1.2 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Colchester, CO4 4RY. The nearest is The Gilberd School, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|The Gilberd School||0.7 miles||
|Colchester Academy||1.2 miles||
|St Helena School||1.5 miles||
|Colchester High School||1.8 miles|
|Colchester Royal Grammar School||1.9 miles||
|Colchester County High School for Girls||2.3 miles||
|St Benedict's Catholic College||2.3 miles||
|Philip Morant School and College||2.6 miles||
|The Thomas Lord Audley School||2.7 miles||
|Paxman Academy||3.1 miles|
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Colchester, CO4 4RY. The nearest is Highwoods Surgery, approximately 600 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Highwoods Surgery||600 yards|
|Turner Road Surgery||0.7 miles|
|Bluebell Surgery||0.7 miles|
|Parsons Health Medical Practice||1 mile|
|Mill Road Surgery||1 mile|
|Colchester Medical Practice||1.2 miles|
|East Hill Surgery||1.2 miles|
|Beacon House Ministries||1.2 miles|
|Hawthorn Surgery||1.3 miles|
|Wimpole Road Surgery||1.7 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Colchester, CO4 4RY. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, Colchester Ipswich Road, approximately 440 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Bupa Dental Care, Colchester Ipswich Road||440 yards|
|Country Park Dental Practice||600 yards|
|Community Dental Services CIC||0.7 miles|
|Mid Essex Community Dental Service||0.9 miles|
|The Smile Clinic||1 mile|
|Oracle Dental Group||1.1 miles|
|Mile End Dental Surgery||1.2 miles|
|Colchester Orthodontic Centre||1.2 miles|
|Queen Street Dental Care||1.3 miles|
Listed here are the 6 closest hospitals to Colchester, CO4 4RY. The nearest is Turner Diagnostic Centre, approximately 0.9 miles away.
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Colchester, CO4 4RY. The nearest is Tesco Opticians, approximately 500 yards away.
|Tesco Opticians||500 yards|
|Asda Opticians||0.8 miles|
|Optical Revolution||1.4 miles|
|Optical Express||1.4 miles|
|Specsavers Opticians||1.4 miles|
|Boots-Colchester - Culver Walk||1.4 miles|
|Vision Express Opticians||1.4 miles|
|Boots-Colchester - Lion Walk||1.4 miles|
|East England Eye Care Ltd||1.5 miles|
|Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care||1.5 miles|
* 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.