Area Information for Colchester, CO5 8LR

This postcode in Colchester 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 Colchester, CO5 8LR, 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 August 1997. 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 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 Colchester, CO5 8LR 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 116
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 125
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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 81
Owned with Mortgage 34
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 1
Total 121

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 59
Three People 9
Four People 20
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 121

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 18
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
Total 55

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 51% male.

Gender
Male 139
Female 135
Total 274

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 2
5-7 3
8-9 6
10-14 16
15 1
16-17 2
18-19 5
20-24 13
25-29 5
30-44 37
45-59 60
60-64 22
65-74 48
75-84 45
85-89 5
90+ 4
Total 274

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of CO5 8LR there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 61% 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 43
Married 166
Divorced 13
Separated 2
Widowed 22
Same Sex 0
Total 246

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 112
Good 106
Fair 39
Bad 13
Very Bad 4
Total 274

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) 64
Apprenticeship 15
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 39
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 24
No GCSEs or Equivalent 64
Other 8
Total 246

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 99% 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 271
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Other Asian 1
Black African 1
Total 274

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 252
Wales 3
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 3
Other 6
Total 274

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 8LR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 242
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 29

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 201
No Religion 59
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 13
Total 274

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Mersea and Pyefleet ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 28% 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 69
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 54
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 192

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 2
Manufacturing 15
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 118

Colchester, CO5 8LR 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near CO5 8LR
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 CO5 8LR. 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 8LR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to Colchester, CO5 8LR. The nearest railway station is Wivenhoe, approximately 5.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wivenhoe 5.4 miles
Alresford (Essex) 6.1 miles
Hythe (Essex) 7.1 miles
Colchester Town 7.2 miles
Great Bentley 8.1 miles
Colchester 8.2 miles
Marks Tey 8.7 miles
Southminster 9.1 miles
Kelvedon 9.8 miles
Weeley 9.9 miles
Clacton-on-Sea 11 miles
Burnham-on-Crouch 12 miles
Thorpe-le-Soken 12 miles
Althorne (Essex) 12 miles
Witham 12 miles
Chappel & Wakes Colne 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Colchester, CO5 8LR. The nearest is Mersea Island School, approximately 840 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 4 closest secondary schools to Colchester, CO5 8LR. The nearest is Colne Community School and College (Secondary and 16 to 19 Provision), approximately 5.3 miles away.

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Colchester, CO5 8LR. The nearest is West Mersea Surgery, approximately 760 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 9 closest dentists to Colchester, CO5 8LR. The nearest is West Mersea Dental Surgery, approximately 760 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 Colchester, CO5 8LR. The nearest is Patrick & Menzies, approximately 580 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Patrick & Menzies 580 yards
Patrick & Menzies 5.1 miles
Wivenhoe Eyecare and Contact Lens Centre 5.7 miles
Russell D J Opticians 7.1 miles
Don Tyler & Son Opticians 7.2 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.