Our historical statistics are always for precisely defined areas, usually administrative units, not "places". We know about the following units named after Colchester. Each has its own "home page" with much more information. Click on a tick to go directly to a particular statistical theme.

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Colchester PLU/RegD tick tick tick     tick      
Colchester O41area     tick   tick        
Colchester ArchD                  
Colchester ArchD                  
Colchester MB tick tick tick tick tick tick tick    
Colchester RDean                  
Colchester North West SubD tick tick       tick      
Colchester South East SubD tick tick       tick      
Colchester RDean                  
Colchester LabMkt       tick          
Colchester USD tick                
Colchester Borough tick   tick   tick tick      
Colchester Second Ward SubD tick tick tick     tick      
Colchester Third Ward SubD tick tick tick     tick      
Colchester First Ward SubD tick tick tick     tick      
Colchester St John EP                  
Colchester St Paul EP                  
Colchester CP tick         tick      
Colchester Holy Trinity With St Martin EP                  
Colchester St Barnabas Old Heath EP                  
Colchester St James With All Saints and St Nicholas and St Runwald EP                  
Colchester St Botolph With Holy Trinity and St Giles EP                  
Colchester St Stephen EP                  
Colchester St Anne EP                  
Colchester St Botolph EP                  
Colchester Holy Trinity EP                  
Colchester St Nicholas EP                  
Colchester St Giles EP                  
Colchester St Runwald EP                  
Colchester All Saints EP                  
Colchester Holy Trinity CP/AP tick   tick   tick tick      
Colchester St Mary Magdalen EP                  
Colchester St Martin CP/AP tick   tick   tick tick      
Colchester St Mary Magdalen AP/CP tick   tick   tick tick      
Colchester St Nicholas AP/CP tick   tick   tick tick      
Colchester St Peter AP/CP tick   tick   tick tick      
Colchester St Leonard EP                  
Colchester St Giles AP/CP tick   tick   tick tick      
Colchester St James CP/AP tick   tick   tick tick     tick
Colchester St Botolph AP/CP tick   tick   tick tick      
Colchester St Mary At the Walls EP                  
Colchester All Saints CP/AP tick   tick   tick tick     tick
Colchester St Leonard AP/CP tick   tick   tick tick     tick
Colchester St Runwald CP/AP tick   tick   tick tick     tick
Colchester St Mary At the Walls CP/AP tick   tick   tick tick     tick
Colchester St Peter EP                  
Colchester St Martin EP                  
Colchester St James EP                  

Be careful! A unit may cover just the town or village, but it may include a big surrounding area. For example, in England and Wales rural districts — units with RD or RSD suffixes — may even exclude the places they are named after. The "Units covering this place" tab lists units whose boundaries contained Colchester.

Election Results

Election results are available for these constituencies associated with Colchester.

Constituencies Start Date End Date
Colchester PBCon 1832 1918
Essex Colchester PDivCon 1918 1948
Colchester CCon 1949 1982
South Colchester and Maldon CCon 1983 1996
North Colchester CCon 1983 1996
Colchester BCon 1997

Additional constituencies that covered Colchester may be listed on the "Units covering this place" tab.

This website includes information on many different historical units, including census data and other statistics. The boundaries of these units covered Colchester:

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Colchester CPtick    tick   
Colchester MBtickticktickticktickticktick  
Colchester Districttickticktickticktickticktick  
Colchester O41area  tick tick    
Colchester PLU/RegDtickticktick  tick   
Essex AdmCtickticktickticktickticktick tick
Essex AncCtick tick ticktick  tick
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Essex RegCticktickticktick tick   
the East GovOftickticktickticktickticktick  
Great Britain Deptickticktickticktickticktick tick
England and Wales Deptickticktickticktickticktick tick

Click on a tick for direct access to that theme.

Election Results

Election results are available for these constituencies which covered Colchester.

Constituencies Start Date End Date
Colchester PBCon18321917
Essex Colchester PDivCon19181948
Colchester CCon19491982
North Colchester CCon19831996
Colchester BCon19972009

Please note that these units are listed here because their boundaries covered the point location we hold for Colchester. You can search for units that covered the particular location you are interested in by typing a postcode into our home page, or by using our Historic maps section, zooming in, selecting the Information option, and then clicking on your location. Units will also not be listed here if we hold no computerised boundaries for them, such as Registration sub-Districts and Sanitary Districts.