Area Information for Petrolea Close, Colchester, CO4 5TU

Petrolea Close in Colchester is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Mile End ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Colchester. This page combines information for the address Petrolea Close, Colchester, CO4 5TU, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CO4 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 Mile End
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 Petrolea Close, Colchester, CO4 5TU:

Peto Avenue, Colchester, CO4 5WJ
Peto Avenue, Colchester, CO4 5WG
Worsdell Way, Colchester, CO4 5WQ
Peto Avenue, Colchester, CO4 5WL
Peppercorn Close, Colchester, CO4 5WS
Riddles Drive, Colchester, CO4 5WA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CO4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Petrolea Close, Colchester, CO4 5TU 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 Petrolea Close, 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 82
Semi-Detached 24
Terraced 46
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 156
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 59% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 35
Owned with Mortgage 91
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 24
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 0
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 29
Two People 55
Three People 31
Four People 28
Five People 9
Six People 2
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 72
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 50
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 145

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 54% male.

Male 216
Female 185
Total 401

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 31
5-7 24
8-9 15
10-14 30
15 5
16-17 4
18-19 9
20-24 8
25-29 21
30-44 132
45-59 84
60-64 20
65-74 14
75-84 3
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 401

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CO4 5TU 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 74
Married 180
Divorced 31
Separated 5
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 296

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 90% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 243
Good 119
Fair 31
Bad 7
Very Bad 1
Total 401

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) 146
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 55
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 15
Other 11
Total 296

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 343
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 23
Pakistani 9
Chinese 4
Other Asian 8
Black African 3
Other 3
Total 401

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 329
Wales 1
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 16
Other 41
Total 401

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 5TU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 343
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 15
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 18
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
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 204
No Religion 123
Buddhist 4
Hindu 13
Jewish 0
Muslim 19
Sikh 5
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 33
Total 401

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Mile End ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 54% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 158
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 38
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 3
Total 292

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 11
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 15
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 17
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 42
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 36
HealthInc. Social Work 34
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 15
Total 243

Petrolea Close, Colchester, CO4 5TU 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Petrolea Close
Neighbourhood Team Address Highwoods Mile End and St. Johns
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Below are the details of the closest services to CO4 5TU. 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 5TU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to Petrolea Close, Colchester, CO4 5TU. The nearest railway station is Colchester, approximately 580 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Colchester 580 yards
Colchester Town 1 mile
Hythe (Essex) 1.6 miles
Wivenhoe 3.9 miles
Marks Tey 5.2 miles
Alresford (Essex) 5.2 miles
Chappel & Wakes Colne 6.3 miles
Manningtree 7 miles
Bures 7.4 miles
Great Bentley 7.8 miles
Mistley 8.2 miles
Kelvedon 9.5 miles
Weeley 9.8 miles
Sudbury (Suffolk) 12 miles
Thorpe-le-Soken 12 miles
Wrabness 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Petrolea Close, Colchester, CO4 5TU. The nearest is Queen Boudica Primary School, approximately 640 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Queen Boudica Primary School 640 yards
North Primary School and Nursery 850 yards
St James' Church of England Primary School 0.8 miles
Myland Community Primary School 0.9 miles
St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School, Colchester 0.9 miles
Highwoods Community Primary School 0.9 miles
Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery 1 mile
St John's Green Primary School 1 mile
Friars Grove Primary School 1.1 miles
Braiswick Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Petrolea Close, Colchester, CO4 5TU. The nearest is St Helena School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Helena School 0.7 miles
Colchester High School 1.1 miles  
Colchester Royal Grammar School 1.2 miles
The Gilberd School 1.2 miles
Colchester County High School for Girls 1.6 miles
St Benedict's Catholic College 1.6 miles
Colchester Academy 1.7 miles
Philip Morant School and College 1.9 miles
The Thomas Lord Audley School 2.3 miles
Paxman Academy 2.4 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Petrolea Close, Colchester, CO4 5TU. The nearest is Turner Road Surgery, approximately 670 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 Petrolea Close, Colchester, CO4 5TU. The nearest is Community Dental Services CIC, approximately 670 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 Petrolea Close, Colchester, CO4 5TU. The nearest is Capio Oaks Hospital, approximately 740 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Petrolea Close, Colchester, CO4 5TU. The nearest is Asda Opticians, approximately < 50 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.