Area Information for Furze Lane, Great Bromley, Colchester, CO7 7JU

Furze Lane in Great Bromley 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 Furze Lane, Great Bromley, Colchester, CO7 7JU, 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 7JU.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
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 Furze Lane, Great Bromley, Colchester, CO7 7JU 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 2 property sales in Furze Lane 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 Furze Lane, Great Bromley, 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 108
Semi-Detached 27
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 148
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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 78
Owned with Mortgage 55
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 2
Total 143

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 65
Three People 21
Four People 17
Five People 7
Six People 3
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 143

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 26
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 14
Total 93

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 50% male.

Gender
Male 177
Female 178
Total 355

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 9
5-7 11
8-9 6
10-14 23
15 8
16-17 7
18-19 11
20-24 18
25-29 7
30-44 45
45-59 95
60-64 31
65-74 44
75-84 30
85-89 6
90+ 4
Total 355

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CO7 7JU 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 62
Married 196
Divorced 20
Separated 3
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 298

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 178
Good 121
Fair 42
Bad 8
Very Bad 6
Total 355

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) 66
Apprenticeship 14
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 67
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 32
No GCSEs or Equivalent 71
Other 19
Total 298

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Furze Lane, Great Bromley, 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 343
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 3
Chinese 3
Other Asian 2
Total 355

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 325
Wales 4
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 4
Other 14
Total 355

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 7JU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 298
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 53

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 273
No Religion 54
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 23
Total 355

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 - 18% 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 83
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 41
Self Employed 47
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 47
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 4
Total 258

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 8
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 25
Construction 26
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 179

Furze Lane, Great Bromley, Colchester, CO7 7JU 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 Furze Lane
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 Great Bromley. 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 7JU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 19 closest railway stations to Furze Lane, Great Bromley, Colchester, CO7 7JU. The nearest railway station is Great Bentley, approximately 2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Great Bentley 2 miles
Alresford (Essex) 2.3 miles
Weeley 3.7 miles
Wivenhoe 3.8 miles
Hythe (Essex) 4.8 miles
Mistley 5 miles
Manningtree 5 miles
Thorpe-le-Soken 5.6 miles
Colchester Town 5.8 miles
Colchester 6.5 miles
Wrabness 7.1 miles
Clacton-on-Sea 7.5 miles
Kirby Cross 7.9 miles
Frinton-on-Sea 9.1 miles
Walton-on-the-Naze 10 miles
Harwich International 11 miles
Marks Tey 11 miles
Dovercourt 12 miles
Harwich Town 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Furze Lane, Great Bromley, Colchester, CO7 7JU. The nearest is St George's Church of England Primary School, Great Bromley, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St George's Church of England Primary School, Great Bromley 1.4 miles
    
Great Bentley Primary School 2 miles
    
Elmstead Primary School 2.1 miles
    
Alresford Primary School 2.5 miles
    
Millfields Primary School 3.1 miles
    
Tendring Primary School 3.3 miles
    
Broomgrove Infant School 3.6 miles
    
Broomgrove Junior School 3.6 miles
    
Weeley St Andrew's CofE Primary School 3.7 miles
    
St Mary's Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Ardleigh 4.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Furze Lane, Great Bromley, Colchester, CO7 7JU. The nearest is Colne Community School and College (Secondary and 16 to 19 Provision), approximately 3.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Colne Community School and College (Secondary and 16 to 19 Provision) 3.9 miles
    
Colchester Academy 4.4 miles
    
Manningtree High School 4.5 miles
    
The Thomas Lord Audley School 5.8 miles
    
The Gilberd School 5.8 miles
    
Colchester High School 6.4 miles  
Colchester Royal Grammar School 6.5 miles
    
St Helena School 6.5 miles
    
Clacton Coastal Academy 6.9 miles
    
Colchester County High School for Girls 7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Furze Lane, Great Bromley, Colchester, CO7 7JU. The nearest is Great Bentley Surgery, approximately 1.8 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Great Bentley Surgery 1.8 miles
Elmstead Surgery 1.8 miles
Coach Road Surgery 2.2 miles
Wivenhoe Surgery 3.6 miles
University Health Centre 3.9 miles
The Ardleigh Surgery 4.2 miles
Rowhedge Surgery 4.2 miles
Dr Hazim Ahmad 4.5 miles
Hawthorn Surgery 4.5 miles
Parsons Health Medical Practice 4.6 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Furze Lane, Great Bromley, Colchester, CO7 7JU. The nearest is Wivenhoe Dental Practice, approximately 3.4 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 5 closest hospitals to Furze Lane, Great Bromley, Colchester, CO7 7JU. The nearest is Turner Diagnostic Centre, approximately 6.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Turner Diagnostic Centre 6.4 miles
Colchester General Hospital 6.4 miles
Essex County Hospital 6.4 miles
Oaks Hospital 6.5 miles
Clacton Hospital 7.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Furze Lane, Great Bromley, Colchester, CO7 7JU. The nearest is Wivenhoe Eyecare and Contact Lens Centre, approximately 3.5 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 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 2 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 19.1Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 34.2Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.3Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 7.6Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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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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