Area Information for Colchester, CO7 8TG

This postcode in Colchester is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Castle ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Colchester. This page combines information for the address Colchester, CO7 8TG, 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 July 2003. 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 Urban
Local Authority Colchester
Ward Castle
Constituency Colchester
Region Eastern
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Colchester, CO7 8TG 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 12
Semi-Detached 20
Terraced 58
Flat (Purpose-Built) 28
Flat (Converted) 10
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 131
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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) - 39% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 15
Owned with Mortgage 50
Shared Ownership 6
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 46
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 126

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 51
Two People 43
Three People 18
Four People 10
Five People 1
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 126

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 23
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 47
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 20
Total 114

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 8TG 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 143
Female 111
Total 254

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 16
5-7 4
8-9 1
10-14 6
15 0
16-17 5
18-19 7
20-24 38
25-29 48
30-44 66
45-59 39
60-64 10
65-74 8
75-84 5
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 254

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode CO7 8TG 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 124
Married 61
Divorced 28
Separated 7
Widowed 7
Same Sex 0
Total 227

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 130
Good 94
Fair 23
Bad 7
Very Bad 0
Total 254

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) 65
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 25
No GCSEs or Equivalent 37
Other 22
Total 227

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% white.

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 237
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Bangladeshi 1
Other Asian 4
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 4
Total 254

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 205
Wales 2
Scotland 12
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 18
Other 17
Total 254

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 8TG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 193
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
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 116
No Religion 111
Buddhist 2
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 7
Sikh 0
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 13
Total 254

Economic Activity Embed This

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 99
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 24
Retired 10
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 8
Total 221

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 1
Manufacturing 12
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 16
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 22
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 164

Colchester, CO7 8TG is within the Colchester Town 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 8TG
Neighbourhood Team Address Colchester Town
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 8TG. 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 8TG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 16 closest railway stations to Colchester, CO7 8TG. The nearest railway station is Colchester Town, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Colchester Town 0.5 miles
Hythe (Essex) 0.6 miles
Colchester 1.3 miles
Wivenhoe 2.9 miles
Alresford (Essex) 4.3 miles
Marks Tey 5.7 miles
Manningtree 6.9 miles
Great Bentley 6.9 miles
Chappel & Wakes Colne 7.2 miles
Mistley 8 miles
Bures 8.4 miles
Weeley 8.9 miles
Kelvedon 9.7 miles
Thorpe-le-Soken 11 miles
Wrabness 12 miles
Clacton-on-Sea 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Colchester, CO7 8TG. The nearest is St James' Church of England Primary School, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St James' Church of England Primary School 460 yards
    
St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School, Colchester 580 yards
    
Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery 0.6 miles
    
St George's Infant School and Nursery 0.7 miles
    
St George's New Town Junior School 0.7 miles
    
St John's Green Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Unity Primary Academy 0.8 miles
    
Kendall Church of England Primary School 0.8 miles
    
North Primary School and Nursery 1 mile
    
Friars Grove Primary School 1 mile
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Colchester, CO7 8TG. The nearest is Colchester Academy, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Colchester Academy 1 mile
    
Colchester High School 1.1 miles  
St Helena School 1.2 miles
    
Colchester Royal Grammar School 1.3 miles
    
The Thomas Lord Audley School 1.5 miles
    
Colchester County High School for Girls 1.8 miles
    
St Benedict's Catholic College 1.8 miles
    
The Gilberd School 1.8 miles
    
Philip Morant School and College 2 miles
    
The Stanway School 3.3 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Colchester, CO7 8TG. The nearest is Colchester Medical Practice, approximately 520 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Colchester, CO7 8TG. The nearest is Orthoworld, approximately 430 yards 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 8TG. The nearest is Essex County Hospital, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Essex County Hospital 1.2 miles
Oaks Hospital 1.5 miles
Turner Diagnostic Centre 1.6 miles
Colchester General Hospital 1.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Colchester, CO7 8TG. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 0.6 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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