Highwoods is one of twelve wards (an administrative division of a city or borough that typically elects and is represented by a councillor or councillors) of Colchester.
Highwoods population saw significant growth during the expansion of the Highwoods area between 2001 and 2011 by approximately 3000 people. Since 2011 expansion of Highwoods has all but stopped, only gaining approximately 230 more people. Overall, Highwoods population has grown by 42% since 2001. In 2019 we estimate that approximately 11300 people live in Highwoods.
Colchester has grown from 156,000 people to 190,000 people between 2001 and 2017 a 21% growth, and Colchester is one of the fastest growing towns in the UK currently undergoing a £3bn billion transformation.