Area Information for Colchester, CO7 7AY

This postcode in Colchester is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Alresford & Elmstead ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Harwich and North Essex. This page combines information for the address Colchester, CO7 7AY, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in January 2001. 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 Tendring
Ward Alresford & Elmstead
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, CO7 7AY 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 47
Semi-Detached 29
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 90
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Colchester contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 26% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 28
Owned with Mortgage 26
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 19
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 5
Total 80

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 17
Two People 33
Three People 14
Four People 10
Five People 4
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 80

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 17
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 54

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around CO7 7AY however is predominantly male (56%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 116
Female 93
Total 209

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 8
5-7 2
8-9 7
10-14 10
15 3
16-17 5
18-19 3
20-24 10
25-29 9
30-44 49
45-59 50
60-64 13
65-74 24
75-84 11
85-89 2
90+ 3
Total 209

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CO7 7AY 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 58
Married 96
Divorced 15
Separated 1
Widowed 9
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 102
Good 72
Fair 28
Bad 3
Very Bad 4
Total 209

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) 50
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 21
No GCSEs or Equivalent 43
Other 7
Total 179

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 97% 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 202
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 1
Total 209

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 193
Wales 3
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 3
Other 8
Total 209

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 7AY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 167
Republic of Ireland 0
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 38

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 154
No Religion 46
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 7
Total 209

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Alresford & Elmstead ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 23% 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 50
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 20
Self Employed 38
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 1
Total 163

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 6
Manufacturing 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 110

Colchester, CO7 7AY is within the Elmstead Market 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 CO7 7AY
Neighbourhood Team Address Elmstead Market
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 CO7 7AY. 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 7AY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Colchester, CO7 7AY. The nearest railway station is Alresford (Essex), approximately 2.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Alresford (Essex) 2.8 miles
Hythe (Essex) 3.1 miles
Wivenhoe 3.2 miles
Colchester Town 4 miles
Great Bentley 4.1 miles
Manningtree 4.3 miles
Colchester 4.5 miles
Mistley 4.9 miles
Weeley 5.7 miles
Thorpe-le-Soken 7.7 miles
Wrabness 8 miles
Marks Tey 9.2 miles
Clacton-on-Sea 9.6 miles
Kirby Cross 9.9 miles
Chappel & Wakes Colne 11 miles
Bures 12 miles
Frinton-on-Sea 12 miles
Harwich International 12 miles
Walton-on-the-Naze 12 miles
Dovercourt 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Colchester, CO7 7AY. The nearest is Elmstead Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Colchester, CO7 7AY. The nearest is Colchester Academy, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Colchester Academy 2.5 miles
    
The Gilberd School 3.8 miles
    
Manningtree High School 4 miles
    
The Thomas Lord Audley School 4.4 miles
    
Colchester High School 4.6 miles  
St Helena School 4.7 miles
    
Colchester Royal Grammar School 4.8 miles
    
Colne Community School and College (Secondary and 16 to 19 Provision) 5.2 miles
    
Colchester County High School for Girls 5.3 miles
    
St Benedict's Catholic College 5.3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Colchester, CO7 7AY. The nearest is Elmstead Surgery, approximately 0.9 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Elmstead Surgery 0.9 miles
The Ardleigh Surgery 2.3 miles
University Health Centre 2.5 miles
Parsons Health Medical Practice 2.6 miles
Hawthorn Surgery 2.7 miles
Coach Road Surgery 2.8 miles
Wivenhoe Surgery 3.1 miles
Rowhedge Surgery 3.4 miles
Bluebell Surgery 3.6 miles
Dr Tirunelveli Ashok Kumar 3.6 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Colchester, CO7 7AY. The nearest is Oracle Dental Group, approximately 2.6 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 Colchester, CO7 7AY. The nearest is Colchester General Hospital, approximately 4.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Colchester General Hospital 4.4 miles
Turner Diagnostic Centre 4.4 miles
Oaks Hospital 4.5 miles
Essex County Hospital 4.7 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Colchester, CO7 7AY. The nearest is East England Eye Care Ltd, approximately 2.1 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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