Colchester Overview

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The Big Picture

Colchester is a historic market town in Essex, with a population of approximately 193,000 people. The town has a diverse housing market with a mix of new build developments and older properties, as well as a significant number of council-owned homes. Colchester has a vibrant community with various annual events, including the Colchester Food and Drink Festival, Colchester Carnival, and the Colchester Film Festival. The town also has a strong arts and culture scene, with venues such as the Mercury Theatre, Firstsite art gallery, and the Headgate Theatre providing a range of entertainment options. The local economy is driven by sectors such as advanced manufacturing, digital and creative industries, and logistics, with employers such as BAE Systems, Paxman Coolers, and DHL having a presence in the area. Additionally, the University of Essex, situated on the outskirts of the town, provides opportunities for education and research.

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Colchester Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Colchester’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Colchester Diversity

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