Authority → Colchester

Colchester Population

Here are the latest population statistics on Colchester in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

192,400

Population

4.2%

Unqualified

2.9%

Unemployment

£32,952

Salary

£346,177

Property

Quick answer: Colchester is a local authority in England. The population of Colchester is 192,400. The population per square mile of Colchester is 15,809. The average salary in Colchester is £32,952 per year. The average property price in Colchester is £346,177.


Books about Colchester: Numerous fiction and non-fiction books have been produced about the rich history of Colchester. Here is a link to some of the books about Colchester.


Colchester Demographics


The population of Colchester is 192,400. The population per square mile of Colchester is 15,809. The population has decreased by 4,800 in the past year. The population has increased by 53,500 since 1981.


There are more females in Colchester. They account for 51.0% of the population.


Colchester Employment


74.3% of the people in Colchester are in employment. There are more males in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Colchester is 2.9%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Colchester Student Population


The student population of Colchester is 7,700. Students account for 28.1% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


87.3% of the people in Colchester have an NVQ1 qualification. 74.6% have an NVQ2 qualification. 55.3% have an NVQ3 qualification. 37.7% have an NVQ4 qualification.


4.2% of the people in Colchester have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Colchester Economy


There are 7,415 businesses in Colchester. 89.0% are micro businesses. 9.0% are small businesses. 1.7% are medium businesses. 0.4% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Colchester are human health and social work activities businesses.


Colchester Salary


The average salary in Colchester is £32,952 per year. Males earn 27.8% more.


Salaries in Colchester are 1.29% less than the national average of £33,384.


Colchester Property


The average property price in Colchester is £346,177. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Colchester: £562,529 for detached houses. £353,588 for semi-detached houses. £287,056 for terrace houses. £181,536 for flats.