Area Information for The Heath, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6BU

The Heath in Dedham is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Rural North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Harwich and North Essex. This page combines information for the address The Heath, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6BU, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of CO7 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 CO7 6BU.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority Colchester
Ward Rural North
Constituency Harwich and North Essex
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 The Heath, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6BU:

Anchor Lane, The Heath, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6BX
The Heath, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6BT
Long Road West, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6ES
Long Road West, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6EX
Long Road East, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6BS
Coggeshall Road, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6ET

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about CO7 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about The Heath, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6BU 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 27 property sales in The Heath 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 The Heath, Dedham, 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 85
Semi-Detached 20
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 111
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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 51
Owned with Mortgage 37
Shared Ownership 6
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
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 20
Two People 41
Three People 10
Four People 22
Five People 7
Six People 0
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 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1
Total 63

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 48% male.

Gender
Male 123
Female 132
Total 255

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 17
5-7 8
8-9 3
10-14 8
15 2
16-17 11
18-19 4
20-24 12
25-29 6
30-44 40
45-59 63
60-64 20
65-74 31
75-84 25
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 255

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CO7 6BU 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 54
Married 136
Divorced 10
Separated 2
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 217

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 134
Good 87
Fair 29
Bad 4
Very Bad 1
Total 255

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) 80
Apprenticeship 15
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 28
No GCSEs or Equivalent 26
Other 7
Total 217

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (The Heath, Dedham, 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 252
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 1
Total 255

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 238
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 5
Other 6
Total 255

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 CO7 6BU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 223
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 27

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 152
No Religion 88
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 13
Total 255

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Rural North ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 19% 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 27
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 35
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 0
Total 187

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 11
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 14
Professional, Scientific and Technical 16
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 125

The Heath, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6BU is within the Dedham 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 The Heath
Neighbourhood Team Address Dedham
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 Dedham. 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 CO7 6BU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to The Heath, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6BU. The nearest railway station is Manningtree, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Manningtree 2.1 miles
Mistley 3.7 miles
Hythe (Essex) 5.1 miles
Colchester 5.4 miles
Colchester Town 5.7 miles
Alresford (Essex) 6.4 miles
Wivenhoe 6.4 miles
Great Bentley 7.1 miles
Wrabness 7.5 miles
Weeley 8.2 miles
Ipswich 9.6 miles
Thorpe-le-Soken 9.8 miles
Bures 9.8 miles
Marks Tey 11 miles
Chappel & Wakes Colne 11 miles
Derby Road (Ipswich) 11 miles
Harwich International 12 miles
Kirby Cross 12 miles
Westerfield 12 miles
Dovercourt 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to The Heath, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6BU. The nearest is Dedham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to The Heath, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6BU. The nearest is Manningtree High School, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Manningtree High School 2.5 miles
    
East Bergholt High School 2.6 miles
    
The Gilberd School 3.9 miles
    
Colchester Academy 4.3 miles
    
St Helena School 5.8 miles
    
Colchester High School 6.1 miles  
Colchester Royal Grammar School 6.2 miles
    
The Thomas Lord Audley School 6.6 miles
    
Colchester County High School for Girls 6.6 miles
    
St Benedict's Catholic College 6.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to The Heath, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6BU. The nearest is Dedham Health Centre, approximately 0.8 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 The Heath, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6BU. The nearest is Dedham Dental Surgery, approximately 0.9 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 4 closest hospitals to The Heath, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6BU. The nearest is Colchester General Hospital, approximately 4.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Colchester General Hospital 4.8 miles
Turner Diagnostic Centre 4.8 miles
Oaks Hospital 5.1 miles
Essex County Hospital 6.1 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to The Heath, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6BU. The nearest is Premiere Specs Centre, approximately 2.9 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.


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Broadband in CO7 6BU

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is over 20Mbps, a fast connection. At this speed gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing can generally be done without noticeable slowdown. A small number of devices will be able to share the connection simultaneously, although some slowdown may occur during evenings.

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 10 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 13.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 25.4Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.9Mbps
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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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