Area Information for Colchester, CO5 7WQ

This postcode in Colchester is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Marks Tey and Layer ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Witham. This page combines information for the address Colchester, CO5 7WQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CO5 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 July 2004. 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 Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority Colchester
Ward Marks Tey and Layer
Constituency Witham
Region Eastern
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Colchester, CO5 7WQ 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 80
Semi-Detached 24
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 104
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 46
Owned with Mortgage 38
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 100

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 15
Two People 49
Three People 18
Four People 12
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 100

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 23
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 70

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 49% male.

Gender
Male 121
Female 125
Total 246

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 6
8-9 0
10-14 12
15 0
16-17 4
18-19 4
20-24 13
25-29 7
30-44 47
45-59 66
60-64 27
65-74 33
75-84 11
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 246

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of CO5 7WQ there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 62% of the resident population. On average, around 47% of census respondents were single. Areas with large married populations are often in suburban settings. They may have a larger number of children if they are couples start families, but this is also often an indicator of an area popular with retirees, particularly where the amount of widowed people is also high. Residents of these areas tend to be more affluent and settled than areas with high concentrations of single people.

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 42
Married 153
Divorced 7
Separated 3
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 214

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 135
Good 83
Fair 25
Bad 2
Very Bad 1
Total 246

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) 82
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 34
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 24
Other 6
Total 214

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Colchester) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 100% so.

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 245
Chinese 1
Total 246

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 226
Wales 5
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 3
Other 9
Total 246

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 CO5 7WQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 221
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 22

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 182
No Religion 43
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 18
Total 246

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Marks Tey and Layer ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 68
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 43
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 37
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 2
Total 201

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 7
Manufacturing 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 145

Colchester, CO5 7WQ is within the Birch and Layer 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 CO5 7WQ
Neighbourhood Team Address Birch and Layer
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 CO5 7WQ. 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 CO5 7WQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 17 closest railway stations to Colchester, CO5 7WQ. The nearest railway station is Wivenhoe, approximately 6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wivenhoe 6 miles
Marks Tey 6.4 miles
Colchester Town 6.5 miles
Hythe (Essex) 6.9 miles
Kelvedon 7 miles
Alresford (Essex) 7.3 miles
Colchester 7.3 miles
Witham 9.1 miles
Southminster 9.5 miles
Chappel & Wakes Colne 9.7 miles
Great Bentley 9.9 miles
Hatfield Peverel 12 miles
Althorne (Essex) 12 miles
White Notley 12 miles
Burnham-on-Crouch 12 miles
Weeley 12 miles
Cressing (Essex) 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Colchester, CO5 7WQ. The nearest is Tollesbury School, approximately 2.8 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Colchester, CO5 7WQ. The nearest is Thurstable School Sports College and Sixth Form Centre, approximately 4.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Thurstable School Sports College and Sixth Form Centre 4.7 miles
    
Paxman Academy 5.2 miles  
The Thomas Lord Audley School 5.4 miles
    
Philip Morant School and College 5.8 miles
    
The Stanway School 5.9 miles
    
Colchester County High School for Girls 6.1 miles
    
St Benedict's Catholic College 6.1 miles
    
Colchester Royal Grammar School 6.3 miles
    
Colchester High School 6.4 miles  
St Helena School 6.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Colchester, CO5 7WQ. The nearest is The Tollesbury Practice, approximately 2.8 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, CO5 7WQ. The nearest is West Mersea Dental Surgery, approximately 3.2 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 2 closest hospitals to Colchester, CO5 7WQ. The nearest is Essex County Hospital, approximately 6.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Essex County Hospital 6.4 miles
St Peter's Hospital 9 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Colchester, CO5 7WQ. The nearest is Patrick & Menzies, approximately 3 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.