183,189TOTAL POPULATION
82,975HOUSEHOLDS
4.8%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£42,120AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME
CO1 POSTCODE REGION

Colchester (CO1)

The CO1 postcode area is located in the Colchester postcode town region, within the county of Essex, and contains a total of 1025 individual postcodes.

There are 8 electoral wards in the CO1 postcode area, including Bures, Clacton-On-Sea, Colchester, Frinton-On-Sea, Halstead, Harwich, Manningtree, Sudbury, Walton On The Naze, which come under the local authority of the Colchester Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 21% of people in CO1 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of CO1 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.


Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 85%WORKING
  • 15%UNEMPLOYED

15% of people in CO1 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 21%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 24%DE

According to census records, 21% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 84%WHITE
  • 16%NON-WHITE

84% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

CO1Essex

Essex

The county of Essex

CO1 is located in the county of Essex, in England.

Essex has a total population of 1,802,200, making it the 7th largest county in the UK.

Essex has a total area of 1417 square miles, and a population density of 491 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

CO1 Electoral Wards

The postal region of CO1, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Bures
Clacton-On-Sea
Colchester
Frinton-On-Sea
Halstead
Harwich
Manningtree
Sudbury
Walton On The Naze
Essex Postal Town Map
Outward CodeCO1
Postal TownColchester
MSOA NameColchester 007
LSOA NameColchester 007D
CountyEssex
RegionEssex
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityColchester
Area ClassificationUrban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)
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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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