Area Information for Bignell Croft, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9TY

Bignell Croft in Highwoods is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Highwoods ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Colchester. This page combines information for the address Bignell Croft, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9TY, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for CO4 9TY.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Colchester
Ward Highwoods
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 Bignell Croft, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9TY:

Bignell Croft, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9TX
Bilsdale Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9RF
Hallcroft Chase, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9WG
Sinnington End, Colchester, CO4 9RE
Berkley Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9RZ
Albrighton Croft, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9RB

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 Bignell Croft, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9TY 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 100 property sales in Bignell Croft 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 6
Semi-Detached 42
Terraced 31
Flat (Purpose-Built) 25
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 104
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Bignell Croft, Highwoods, Colchester contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 33% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 18
Owned with Mortgage 48
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 32
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 104

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 37
Three People 20
Four People 9
Five People 1
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 104

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 21
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 37
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 96

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 49% male.

Gender
Male 106
Female 111
Total 217

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 18
5-7 8
8-9 1
10-14 9
15 2
16-17 5
18-19 7
20-24 31
25-29 24
30-44 56
45-59 40
60-64 7
65-74 6
75-84 3
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 217

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CO4 9TY 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 87
Married 58
Divorced 27
Separated 2
Widowed 5
Same Sex 0
Total 179

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.

Health
Very Good 93
Good 94
Fair 26
Bad 4
Very Bad 0
Total 217

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) 46
Apprenticeship 3
2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 36
1-4 GCSEs 43
No GCSEs 22
Other 6
Total 179

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 205
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 4
Pakistani 1
Other Asian 6
Total 217

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 189
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 15
Other 11
Total 217

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to CO4 9TY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 158
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 39

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.

Religion
Christian 113
No Religion 80
Buddhist 7
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 14
Total 217

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Highwoods ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 19% 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 87
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 7
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 6
Total 176

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 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 137

Bignell Croft, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9TY 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. In May 2019, 88 crimes were reported within half a mile of CO4 9TY.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 88 crimes committed near Bignell Croft
Neighbourhood Team Address Highwoods Mile End and St. Johns
Force Website: https://www.essex.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Highwoods. 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 9TY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to Bignell Croft, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9TY. The nearest railway station is Colchester, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Colchester 1.7 miles
Hythe (Essex) 1.8 miles
Colchester Town 2 miles
Wivenhoe 4 miles
Alresford (Essex) 5 miles
Manningtree 5.6 miles
Marks Tey 6.5 miles
Mistley 6.9 miles
Great Bentley 7.2 miles
Chappel & Wakes Colne 7.3 miles
Bures 7.9 miles
Weeley 9 miles
Wrabness 11 miles
Kelvedon 11 miles
Thorpe-le-Soken 11 miles
Sudbury (Suffolk) 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bignell Croft, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9TY. The nearest is St John's Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Colchester, approximately 270 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bignell Croft, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9TY. The nearest is The Gilberd School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Gilberd School half a mile
    
Colchester Academy 1.3 miles
    
St Helena School 2 miles
    
Colchester High School 2.4 miles  
Colchester Royal Grammar School 2.5 miles
    
Colchester County High School for Girls 2.9 miles
    
St Benedict's Catholic College 2.9 miles
    
The Thomas Lord Audley School 3.2 miles
    
Philip Morant School and College 3.2 miles
    
The Stanway School 4.2 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bignell Croft, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9TY. The nearest is Bluebell Surgery, approximately 680 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 Bignell Croft, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9TY. The nearest is Country Park Dental Practice, approximately 690 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 Bignell Croft, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9TY. The nearest is Turner Diagnostic Centre, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Turner Diagnostic Centre 1.2 miles
Colchester General Hospital 1.2 miles
Oaks Hospital 1.4 miles
Essex County Hospital 2.4 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bignell Croft, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9TY. The nearest is Tesco Opticians, approximately 620 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.


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Broadband in CO4 9TY

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. 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 37 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 78.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.3Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 12Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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