Area Information for Colchester Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, CO7 8RY

Colchester Road in Great Bentley is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the The Bentleys & Frating ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Harwich and North Essex. This page combines information for the address Colchester Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, CO7 8RY, 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 8RY.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority Tendring
Ward The Bentleys & Frating
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 Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, CO7 8RY 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 Colchester Road 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 Colchester Road, Great Bentley, 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 76
Semi-Detached 64
Terraced 8
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 149
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 64
Owned with Mortgage 56
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 145

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 28
Two People 65
Three People 18
Four People 23
Five People 9
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 145

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 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 19
Total 96

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.

Male 187
Female 199
Total 386

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 22
5-7 15
8-9 14
10-14 23
15 8
16-17 11
18-19 5
20-24 16
25-29 9
30-44 70
45-59 62
60-64 30
65-74 50
75-84 28
85-89 13
90+ 10
Total 386

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CO7 8RY 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 68
Married 159
Divorced 23
Separated 8
Widowed 44
Same Sex 2
Total 304

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 177
Good 132
Fair 56
Bad 17
Very Bad 4
Total 386

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) 45
Apprenticeship 16
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 41
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 63
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 51
No GCSEs or Equivalent 80
Other 8
Total 304

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Colchester Road, Great Bentley, 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 382
Indian 4
Total 386

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 372
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 2
Other 2
Total 386

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 8RY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 316
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 1
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 69

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 232
No Religion 108
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 4
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 42
Total 386

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the The Bentleys & Frating ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 25% 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 84
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 33
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 63
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 5
Total 253

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 14
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 23
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 160

Colchester Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, CO7 8RY is within the Gt Bentley policing neighbourhood, under the Essex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2019, 4 crimes were reported within 1 mile of CO7 8RY.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Great Bentley. 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 8RY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 18 closest railway stations to Colchester Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, CO7 8RY. The nearest railway station is Great Bentley, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Great Bentley 1.2 miles
Weeley 2.1 miles
Alresford (Essex) 3.4 miles
Thorpe-le-Soken 4 miles
Wivenhoe 5.1 miles
Mistley 5.2 miles
Manningtree 5.7 miles
Clacton-on-Sea 6.2 miles
Kirby Cross 6.3 miles
Hythe (Essex) 6.4 miles
Wrabness 6.5 miles
Colchester Town 7.3 miles
Frinton-on-Sea 7.5 miles
Colchester 8.1 miles
Walton-on-the-Naze 8.4 miles
Harwich International 9.5 miles
Dovercourt 11 miles
Harwich Town 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Colchester Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, CO7 8RY. The nearest is Great Bentley Primary School, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Great Bentley Primary School 1.2 miles
Tendring Primary School 2 miles
Weeley St Andrew's CofE Primary School 2.1 miles
St George's Church of England Primary School, Great Bromley 2.7 miles
Alresford Primary School 3.4 miles
Elmstead Primary School 3.7 miles
Rolph CofE Primary School 3.9 miles
Wix and Wrabness Primary School 4.1 miles
Engaines Primary School and Nursery 4.1 miles
Millfields Primary School 4.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Colchester Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, CO7 8RY. The nearest is Colne Community School and College (Secondary and 16 to 19 Provision), approximately 4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Colne Community School and College (Secondary and 16 to 19 Provision) 4 miles
Manningtree High School 5.1 miles
Clacton Coastal Academy 5.6 miles
Colchester Academy 6 miles
Clacton County High School 6.2 miles
The Thomas Lord Audley School 7.3 miles
The Gilberd School 7.4 miles
Tendring Technology College 7.8 miles
Colchester High School 7.9 miles  
Colchester Royal Grammar School 8.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Colchester Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, CO7 8RY. The nearest is Great Bentley Surgery, approximately 1 mile 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 mile
Coach Road Surgery 3.2 miles
Elmstead Surgery 3.4 miles
Thorpe-Le-Soken Surgery 3.8 miles
Colne Medical Centre 4.6 miles
Clacton Road Surgery 4.7 miles
Church Square Surgery 4.8 miles
Wivenhoe Surgery 4.9 miles
North Clacton Medical Group 5.1 miles
Dr Hazim Ahmad 5.1 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Colchester Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, CO7 8RY. The nearest is Manor Parade Dental & Cosmetic Clinic, approximately 4.4 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 7 closest hospitals to Colchester Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, CO7 8RY. The nearest is Clacton Hospital, approximately 6.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Colchester Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, CO7 8RY. The nearest is Patrick & Menzies, approximately 4.6 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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