Place on a Page – Poole

is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. The town is 33 kilometres (21 mi) east of Dorchester, and adjoins Bournemouth to the east. The local council is Borough of Poole and was made a unitary authority in 1997, gaining administrative independence from Dorset County Council. The borough had a population of 147,645 at the 2011 census, making it the second largest in Dorset. Together with Bournemouth and Christchurch, the town forms the South East Dorset conurbation with a total population of over 465,000.

Human settlement in the area dates back to before the Iron Age. The earliest recorded use of the town’s name was in the 12th century when the town began to emerge as an important port, prospering with the introduction of the wool trade. Later, the town had important trade links with North America and, at its peak during the 18th century, it was one of the busiest ports in Britain. In the Second World War, Poole was one of the main departing points for the Normandy landings.

Poole is a tourist resort, attracting visitors with its large natural harbour, history, the Lighthouse arts centre and Blue Flag beaches. The town has a commercial port with cross-Channel freight and passenger ferry services. The headquarters of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are in Poole, and the Royal Marines have a base in the town’s harbour. Despite their names, Poole is the home of The Arts University Bournemouth, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and a significant part of Bournemouth University.


Families in BH13 7LH

Compare information held about BH13 7LH, sourced from two geodemographic database providers, Cameo and Censation.

Family Composition
Older and retired singles, couples and families
Couples whose children have left home, and some elderly people
Social Grade
Higher than average levels of social classification AB
Not provided
Higher than average levels of christians
Average Age
Typically over 40
45 to 59
A high number of graduates and many with professional qualifications
Higher than average levels of people with degrees and/or professional qualifications
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Marital Status
Not provided
Higher than average levels of married or re-married couples
Ethnic Origin
Predominantly white
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Jobs in BH13 7LH

Geodemographic data is grouped into 1 of 50 or so postcode classifications. This information reflects that classification, so it isn’t always representative.

Employment Status
Very low levels of unemployment
Higher than average levels of self-employed sole traders
Employment Type
Professionals, office and manual/industrial workers, and self employed
Higher than average levels of managers, senior officials or professionals
Typical Employer
Primary industries such as farming and mining, service industries such as tourism and retail, as well as research, technology and education
Agriculture, business services or education
No. of Directors
There is a very high amount of company directors
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Income Levels
Not provided
Higher than average levels of people earning over £40,000
Travel To Work
Car/motorbike or work at home
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Property in BH13 7LH

Compare how the two geodemographic database providers describe properties in BH13 7LH. Remember this is based on the postcode classification, so may not be representative of the actual mix of properties in BH13 7LH.

Housing Type
Detached, semi-detached or flats
Many detached houses or bungalows
Owned outright or mortgaged
Slightly higher proportion than average of properties owned outright
General House Price
Over £210k
Length of Stay
Over 2 years
Not provided
House Size
Larger dwellings
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Lifestyle in BH13 7LH

Derived from census and survey results, this section gives some broad indicators of how the residents of this postcode live.

Predominantly broadsheets
Slightly higher proportion of people than average read broad sheets
Mail Order
Low take up
Higher levels than average of people who respond occasionally
Internet Usage
Average usage
Not provided
Car Ownership
Not provided
Not provided
Slightly higher proportion of people than average occasionally donate