Socio-economic statistics for Tiptree, Essex

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Tiptree in Colchester from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Tiptree older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Tiptree and Colchester? Is Tiptree an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

Tiptree Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Tiptree.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Tiptree Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Tiptree residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Tiptree to the national average for England.
Level Tiptree England
No Qualifications 20.28% 18.08%
Level 1 13.42% 9.69%
Level 2 16.02% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 7.35% 5.32%
Level 3 17.36% 16.92%
Level 4 22.78% 33.92%

What are the occupations of the residents of Tiptree?

The largest employment sector in Tiptree is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Caring, leisure & Other Services.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 15.42%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 14.37%
Skilled Trades 13.11%
Associate Professional & Technical 12.67%
Administrative & Secretarial 11.49%
Elementary Occupations 9.44%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 8.18%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 8.07%

Tiptree & Colchester Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Tiptree in the Colchester local area district.

Tiptree has a lower rate of immigrants than Colchester, the East of England region and England as a whole.
Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Tiptree 95.42% 4.58%
Colchester 85.47% 14.53%
East 85.09% 14.91%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Tiptree compared to other wards in Colchester

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Castle 74.63% 25.37%
2 Greenstead 76.01% 23.99%
3 Mile End 77.48% 22.52%
4 New Town and Christ Church 79.05% 20.95%
5 Highwoods 83.02% 16.98%
6 Shrub End 84.21% 15.79%
7 Wivenhoe 84.23% 15.77%
8 Old Heath and The Hythe 85.18% 14.82%
9 Berechurch 85.86% 14.14%
10 St Anne's and St John's 87.24% 12.76%
11 Prettygate 89.68% 10.32%
12 Lexden and Braiswick 90.01% 9.99%
13 Stanway 90.64% 9.36%
14 Marks Tey and Layer 92.38% 7.62%
15 Rural North 94.15% 5.85%
16 Mersea and Pyefleet 95.34% 4.66%
17 Tiptree 95.42% 4.58%
'; Tiptree is ranked 17 out of 17 wards in Colchester for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

How many residents own or rent their home in Tiptree and Colchester

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Tiptree either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 80.16 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 19.84 of Tiptree residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Tiptree 80.16% 19.84%
Colchester 64.58% 35.42%
East 65.23% 34.77%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Tiptree has a significantly higher level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically wealthy area.

Tiptree compared to other wards in Colchester

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Mersea and Pyefleet 82.38% 17.62%
2 Prettygate 81.49% 18.51%
3 Rural North 81.29% 18.71%
4 Lexden and Braiswick 80.5% 19.5%
5 Tiptree 80.16% 19.84%
6 Marks Tey and Layer 79.72% 20.28%
7 Wivenhoe 77.21% 22.79%
8 Stanway 74.74% 25.26%
9 St Anne's and St John's 73.08% 26.92%
10 Berechurch 60.59% 39.41%
11 Mile End (Colchester) 60.07% 39.93%
12 Highwoods 58.28% 41.72%
13 Old Heath and The Hythe 54.52% 45.48%
14 New Town and Christ Church 53.51% 46.49%
15 Shrub End 46.66% 53.34%
16 Castle (Colchester) 45.9% 54.1%
17 Greenstead 36.55% 63.45%
Tiptree is ranked 5 out of 17 wards in Colchester for the percentage of home owners.

Tiptree Health Statistics

Tiptree has a lower proportion of residents (very_good_pc-$ward_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Tiptree 45.72% 36.87% 13.1% 3.28% 1.03%
Colchester 49.18% 34.75% 11.89% 3.26% 0.92%
East 48.28% 34.64% 12.5% 3.58% 1%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Colchester changed since 2011?

Colchester residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 0.27% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 48.83% 34.83% 12.09% 3.29% 0.96%
2021 49.18% 34.75% 11.89% 3.26% 0.92%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Tiptree Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Colchester.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Colchester 2.9% -0.2%
East of England 3% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Tiptree on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Tiptree.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 54.84%
In Part-Time Work 28.89%
Unemployed 3.23%
71.11% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Tiptree

What is the population of Tiptree and Colchester?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Colchester including Tiptree. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Berechurch 11105
Castle 11602
Greenstead 17137
Highwoods 10667
Lexden and Braiswick 9734
Marks Tey and Layer 10584
Mersea and Pyefleet 9795
Mile End 13405
New Town and Christ Church 15420
Old Heath and The Hythe 12648
Prettygate 10235
Rural North 10821
Shrub End 12375
St Anne's and St John's 10701
Stanway 9147
Tiptree 9308
Wivenhoe 12516
Colchester Total 197200



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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