Area Information for Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8AT

Victoria Esplanade in West Mersea is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Mersea and Pyefleet ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Harwich and North Essex. This page combines information for the address Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8AT, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for CO5 8AT.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Colchester
Ward Mersea and Pyefleet
Constituency Harwich and North Essex
Region Eastern
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8AT 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 10 property sales in Victoria Esplanade 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

The area containing Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea, 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 117
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 38
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 167
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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%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 101
Owned with Mortgage 32
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rent Free 2
Total 148

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 40
Two People 74
Three People 16
Four People 10
Five People 5
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 148

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 24
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 76

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 Harwich and North Essex constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 45% male.

Gender
Male 143
Female 176
Total 319

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 12
5-7 5
8-9 4
10-14 15
15 2
16-17 5
18-19 9
20-24 11
25-29 1
30-44 34
45-59 72
60-64 37
65-74 60
75-84 37
85-89 8
90+ 7
Total 319

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CO5 8AT 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 45
Married 171
Divorced 22
Separated 10
Widowed 33
Same Sex 0
Total 281

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 124
Good 119
Fair 57
Bad 14
Very Bad 5
Total 319

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) 84
Apprenticeship 19
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 47
No GCSEs or Equivalent 52
Other 11
Total 281

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea, 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 318
Other Asian 1
Total 319

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 286
Wales 8
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 5
Other 9
Total 319

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 8AT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 296
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 19

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 222
No Religion 70
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 24
Total 319

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Mersea and Pyefleet ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 34% 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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 59
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 32
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 79
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 0
Total 229

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 3
Manufacturing 6
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 21
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 128

Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8AT is within the Mersea Abberton Fingringhoe policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In December 2019, 13 crimes were reported within half a mile of CO5 8AT.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 13 crimes committed near Victoria Esplanade
Neighbourhood Team Address Mersea Abberton Fingringhoe
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 West Mersea. 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 8AT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 15 closest railway stations to Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8AT. The nearest railway station is Wivenhoe, approximately 5.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wivenhoe 5.9 miles
Alresford (Essex) 6.4 miles
Hythe (Essex) 7.7 miles
Colchester Town 7.8 miles
Great Bentley 8.1 miles
Southminster 8.7 miles
Colchester 8.8 miles
Marks Tey 9.5 miles
Weeley 9.9 miles
Clacton-on-Sea 11 miles
Kelvedon 11 miles
Burnham-on-Crouch 11 miles
Althorne (Essex) 12 miles
Thorpe-le-Soken 12 miles
Witham 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8AT. The nearest is Mersea Island School, approximately 500 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 3 closest secondary schools to Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8AT. The nearest is Colne Community School and College (Secondary and 16 to 19 Provision), approximately 5.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Colne Community School and College (Secondary and 16 to 19 Provision) 5.3 miles
    
The Thomas Lord Audley School 6.6 miles
    
Thurstable School Sports College and Sixth Form Centre 8.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8AT. The nearest is West Mersea Surgery, approximately 590 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Mersea Surgery 590 yards
The Tollesbury Practice 4 miles
Colne Medical Centre 4.9 miles
Malting Green Surgery 5.5 miles
No longer available 5.5 miles
The Dengie Medical Partnership 5.8 miles
Rowhedge Surgery 5.9 miles
Wivenhoe Surgery 5.9 miles
Coach Road Surgery 6.5 miles
Church Square Surgery 6.8 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 7 closest dentists to Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8AT. The nearest is West Mersea Dental Surgery, approximately 590 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 5 closest opticians to Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea, Colchester, CO5 8AT. The nearest is Patrick & Menzies, approximately 830 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Patrick & Menzies 830 yards
Patrick & Menzies 4.9 miles
Wivenhoe Eyecare and Contact Lens Centre 6.1 miles
Russell D J Opticians 7.7 miles
Don Tyler & Son Opticians 7.7 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.


 

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Broadband in CO5 8AT

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 1 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 50.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 67Mbps
Average Upload Speed 10.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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