The borough of Colchester is situated in the north east of Essex, is approximately 60 miles from London and covers an area of approximately 125 square miles. The main town is Colchester but there are many surrounding small towns and villages of which the largest are Stanway, Tiptree, West Mersea and Wivenhoe. The countryside areas of the borough are mainly used for agriculture.
Colchester has a rich and vast heritage - as Camulodonum, it was the first capital of England and it is also Britain's oldest recorded town. The borough houses a large university of approximately 8,000 students and is also home to a garrison with capacity for approximately 4,000 military personnel.
Mid 2016 - Population Estimates
The first release of Census data was released on the 16 July 2012. This contained population and household information. Census day was 27 March 2011.
Please go to our dedicated Census Page to find out more!
You can find a profile of Colchester. It paints a broad picture including data on population trends, lifestyles, health, education, inequalities, economy, transport and housing.
This portrait of the local authority area is one of a series of profiles for each of the districts and boroughs in Essex shown on the JSNA District Strategic Reports page of Essex Insight - https://www.essexinsight.org.uk/grouppage.aspx?groupid=19.
The series forms part of the Essex Joint Strategic Needs Assessment which is intended to provide the evidence base for all commissioning across the county.
Full Colchester Report
Key areas of concern are:
Please follow this link to access the 2013 Health Profile for Colchester.
Have a look at the Crime Survey for England and Wales data on the ONS website for more detail.
Have a look at the Authority Monitoring Reports for more detail.
Have a look at our Quarterly Economic Report for more information or Nomis.
Resident survey summary
This document shows some of the key facts and figures on housing, planning deprivation, health and crime for each area of Essex (January 2012)
Essex Council's comparison document