Colchester Census Demographics United Kingdom
In the 2011 census the population of Colchester was 173,074 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.
The average age of people in Colchester is 39, while the median age is lower at 38.
86.0% of people living in Colchester were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.6% Scotland, 0.7% Wales, 0.5% India, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.5% Ireland, 0.5% China, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Hong Kong .
94.2% of people living in Colchester speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.7% Polish, 0.5% All other Chinese, 0.5% Arabic, 0.3% Nepalese, 0.2% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.2% Greek, 0.2% Lithuanian, 0.2% Romanian, 0.2% French.
The religious make up of Colchester is 57.7% Christian, 30.8% No religion, 1.6% Muslim, 0.7% Hindu, 0.6% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Sikh, 0.1% Agnostic.
12,588 people did not state a religion. 723 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 40 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.
47.6% of people are married, 11.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 24.2% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.9% are separated or divorced. There are 9,478 widowed people living in Colchester.
The top occupations listed by people in Colchester are Professional 17.5%, Associate professional and technical 14.5%, Administrative and secretarial 11.4%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.2%, Skilled trades 11.1%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.3%, Elementary 9.7%, Sales and customer service 8.5%, Elementary administration and service 8.4%, Administrative 8.3%.
Browse for Colchester Demographics by ward/suburb
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- Colchester Areas
- Berechurch, Birch and Winstree, Castle, Christ Church, Copford and West Stanway, Dedham and Langham, East Donyland, Fordham and Stour, Great Tey, Highwoods, Lexden, Marks Tey, Mile End, New Town, Old Heath, Prettygate, Pyefleet, Shrub End, St Andrew's, St Anne's, St John's, Stanway, Tiptree, West Bergholt and Eight Ash Green, West Mersea, Wivenhoe Cross, Wivenhoe Quay
- 2011 Census United Kingdom