Area Information for Colchester, CO7 7LJ
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 1998. 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.
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Colchester, CO7 7LJ 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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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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||2|
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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||26|
|Rented: From Council||0|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||0|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||19|
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.
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.
|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|
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 7LJ 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).
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode CO7 7LJ 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.
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.
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|
|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|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||0|
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 7LJ
|Republic of Ireland||0|
|Europe (including European Union)||3|
|Middle East or Asia||0|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||1|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||20|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||9|
|Looking After Home or Family||3|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||15|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing||6|
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||10|
|Accommodation and Food||7|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||3|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||9|
|Public Administration and Defence||4|
|HealthInc. Social Work||9|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||7|
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near CO7 7LJ|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Below are the details of the closest services to CO7 7LJ. 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 7LJ.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Colchester, CO7 7LJ. The nearest railway station is Alresford (Essex), approximately 2.8 miles away.
|Alresford (Essex)||2.8 miles|
|Hythe (Essex)||3.1 miles|
|Colchester Town||4 miles|
|Great Bentley||4.1 miles|
|Marks Tey||9.2 miles|
|Kirby Cross||9.9 miles|
|Chappel & Wakes Colne||11 miles|
|Harwich International||12 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Colchester, CO7 7LJ. The nearest is Elmstead Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Elmstead Primary School||0.7 miles|
|St George's Church of England Primary School, Great Bromley||1.2 miles|
|St Mary's Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Ardleigh||2.3 miles|
|Hazelmere Infant School and Nursery||2.5 miles|
|Hazelmere Junior School||2.5 miles|
|Broomgrove Infant School||2.6 miles|
|Broomgrove Junior School||2.6 miles|
|Roach Vale Primary School||2.6 miles|
|Millfields Primary School||2.7 miles|
|Parsons Heath Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School||2.7 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Colchester, CO7 7LJ. 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 7LJ. 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.
|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|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Colchester, CO7 7LJ. 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.
|Oracle Dental Group||2.6 miles|
|Wivenhoe Dental Practice||2.6 miles|
|Bupa Dental Care, Colchester Ipswich Road||3.3 miles|
|Country Park Dental Practice||3.6 miles|
|S.I. McKenzie and Associates||3.7 miles|
|Colchester Orthodontic Centre||3.9 miles|
|Queen Street Dental Care||4.1 miles|
|The Smile Clinic Colchester Town||4.1 miles|
|Colchester Dental Care||4.1 miles|
Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to Colchester, CO7 7LJ. The nearest is Colchester General Hospital, approximately 4.4 miles away.
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Colchester, CO7 7LJ. The nearest is East England Eye Care Ltd, approximately 2.1 miles away.
|East England Eye Care Ltd||2.1 miles|
|Wivenhoe Eyecare and Contact Lens Centre||2.9 miles|
|Tesco Opticians||3.5 miles|
|Specsavers Opticians||4.1 miles|
|Optical Express||4.1 miles|
|Optical Revolution||4.2 miles|
|Asda Opticians||4.2 miles|
|Boots-Colchester - Lion Walk||4.2 miles|
|Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care||4.2 miles|
|Boots-Colchester - Culver Walk||4.2 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.