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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.

Cameo
Censation

Family Composition

Older and retired singles, couples and families

Couples whose children have left home, and some elderly people

Social Grade

ABC1

Higher than average levels of social classification AB

Religion

Not provided

Higher than average levels of christians

Average Age

Typically over 40

45 to 59

Qualifications

A high number of graduates and many with professional qualifications

Higher than average levels of people with degrees and/or professional qualifications

Affluence

Not provided

Wealthy

Marital Status

Not provided

Higher than average levels of married or re-married couples

Ethnic Origin

Predominantly white

Not provided

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.

Cameo
Censation

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

Not provided

Income Levels

Not provided

Higher than average levels of people earning over £40,000

Travel To Work

Car/motorbike or work at home

Not provided

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.

Cameo
Censation

Housing Type

Detached, semi-detached or flats

Many detached houses or bungalows

Tenure

Owned outright or mortgaged

Slightly higher proportion than average of properties owned outright

General House Price

High

Over £210k

Length of Stay

Over 2 years

Not provided

House Size

Larger dwellings

Not provided

Lifestyle in BH13 7LH

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

Cameo
Censation

Newspapers

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

High

Not provided

Charity

Not provided

Slightly higher proportion of people than average occasionally donate

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