Area Information for Thelma Drive, Clacton Road, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8GB

Thelma Drive in Thorrington 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 Thelma Drive, Clacton Road, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8GB, 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 8GB.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority Tendring
Ward Alresford & Elmstead
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 Thelma Drive, Clacton Road, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8GB:

Clacton Road, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8JN
Acorn Walk, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8HN
Clacton Road, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8JW
Honeysuckle Way, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8HW
Lark Meadow, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8FG
Clover Drive, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8HL

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 Thelma Drive, Clacton Road, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8GB 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 6 property sales in Thelma Drive 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 Thelma Drive, Clacton Road, Thorrington, Colchester consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 84
Semi-Detached 91
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 181
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repayed through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 51% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 75
Owned with Mortgage 89
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 174

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 30
Two People 83
Three People 23
Four People 30
Five People 5
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 174

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 27
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 41
C2 - Skilled manual workers 36
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 20
Total 124

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 54% male.

Male 229
Female 199
Total 428

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 21
5-7 22
8-9 8
10-14 32
15 2
16-17 9
18-19 2
20-24 12
25-29 15
30-44 84
45-59 95
60-64 45
65-74 48
75-84 26
85-89 7
90+ 0
Total 428

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CO7 8GB 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 59
Married 240
Divorced 27
Separated 7
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 343

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.

Very Good 226
Good 127
Fair 53
Bad 18
Very Bad 4
Total 428

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) 67
Apprenticeship 24
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 66
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 49
No GCSEs or Equivalent 84
Other 20
Total 343

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Thelma Drive, Clacton Road, Thorrington, 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 422
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Other 1
Total 428

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 402
Wales 2
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 7
Other 7
Total 428

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 8GB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 359
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 6
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) 0
None 62

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.

Christian 306
No Religion 103
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 428

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Alresford & Elmstead ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 119
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 57
Self Employed 34
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 59
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 3
Total 310

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 5
Manufacturing 20
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 20
RetailInc. Wholesale 39
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 14
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 14
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 24
HealthInc. Social Work 29
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 214

Thelma Drive, Clacton Road, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8GB 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. In July 2019, 2 crimes were reported within half a mile of CO7 8GB.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 2 crimes committed near Thelma Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address Elmstead Market
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Below are the details of the closest services to Thorrington. 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 8GB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 18 closest railway stations to Thelma Drive, Clacton Road, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8GB. The nearest railway station is Great Bentley, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Great Bentley 1.4 miles
Alresford (Essex) 1.9 miles
Weeley 3.4 miles
Wivenhoe 3.6 miles
Thorpe-le-Soken 5.3 miles
Hythe (Essex) 5.6 miles
Clacton-on-Sea 6 miles
Colchester Town 6.5 miles
Mistley 7.3 miles
Colchester 7.4 miles
Manningtree 7.5 miles
Kirby Cross 7.6 miles
Frinton-on-Sea 8.8 miles
Wrabness 8.9 miles
Walton-on-the-Naze 9.8 miles
Marks Tey 12 miles
Harwich International 12 miles
Dovercourt 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Thelma Drive, Clacton Road, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8GB. The nearest is Great Bentley Primary School, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Great Bentley Primary School 1.4 miles
Alresford Primary School 1.8 miles
Brightlingsea Primary School and Nursery 2.1 miles
Millfields Primary School 3.1 miles
Weeley St Andrew's CofE Primary School 3.4 miles
St Osyth Church of England Primary School 3.5 miles
Elmstead Primary School 3.6 miles
St George's Church of England Primary School, Great Bromley 3.7 miles
Broomgrove Infant School 3.9 miles
Broomgrove Junior School 3.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Thelma Drive, Clacton Road, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8GB. The nearest is Colne Community School and College (Secondary and 16 to 19 Provision), approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Colne Community School and College (Secondary and 16 to 19 Provision) 1.6 miles
Clacton Coastal Academy 5.3 miles
Colchester Academy 5.6 miles
The Thomas Lord Audley School 6.1 miles
Clacton County High School 6.1 miles
Colchester High School 7 miles  
Colchester Royal Grammar School 7.2 miles
The Gilberd School 7.3 miles
St Helena School 7.4 miles
Colchester County High School for Girls 7.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Thelma Drive, Clacton Road, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8GB. The nearest is Great Bentley Surgery, approximately 1.5 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 1.5 miles
Coach Road Surgery 1.7 miles
Colne Medical Centre 2.3 miles
Elmstead Surgery 3.3 miles
Church Square Surgery 3.4 miles
Wivenhoe Surgery 3.4 miles
Clacton Road Surgery 3.4 miles
Rowhedge Surgery 4.1 miles
University Health Centre 4.6 miles
Nayland Drive Surgery 4.8 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Thelma Drive, Clacton Road, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8GB. The nearest is Manor Parade Dental & Cosmetic Clinic, approximately 2 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 Thelma Drive, Clacton Road, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8GB. The nearest is Clacton Hospital, approximately 6.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Clacton Hospital 6.1 miles
Essex County Hospital 7.1 miles
Oaks Hospital 7.6 miles
Colchester General Hospital 7.6 miles
Turner Diagnostic Centre 7.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Thelma Drive, Clacton Road, Thorrington, Colchester, CO7 8GB. The nearest is Patrick & Menzies, approximately 2.2 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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