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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.
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.
We provide more information about previous and upcoming Census data on or dedicated Census page.
You can find a profile of Colchester. It paints a broad picture including data on population trends, lifestyles, health and much more.
This portrait of the local authority area is one of a series of profiles for each of the districts and boroughs in Essex and is part of a suite of documents for the Essex Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2019 on the Essex Open Data platform.
The Essex JSNA & District Profile Reports 2019 form 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
Please follow this link to access the 2019 Health Profile for Colchester.
Have a look at the Police UK Crime Map for more detail.
Have a look at the Authority Monitoring Reports for more detail.