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Bournemouth (BH2)

The BH2 postcode area is located in the Bournemouth postcode town region, within the county of Dorset, and contains a total of 503 individual postcodes.

There are 1 electoral wards in the BH2 postcode area, including Bournemouth, Broadstone, Christchurch, Ferndown, New Milton, Poole, Ringwood, Swanage, Verwood, Wareham, Wimborne which come under the local authority of the Bournemouth Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 26% of people in BH2 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of BH2 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.



  • 84%WORKING

16% of people in BH2 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 26%AB
  • 53%C2/C2
  • 22%DE

According to census records, 26% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 73%WHITE
  • 27%NON-WHITE

73% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.



The county of Dorset

BH2 is located in the county of Dorset, in England.

Dorset has a total population of 771,900, making it the 31st largest county in the UK.

Dorset has a total area of 1024 square miles, and a population density of 290 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Dorset Postal Town Map
Outward CodeBH2
Postal TownBournemouth
MSOA NameBournemouth 024
LSOA NameBournemouth 024A
Local AuthorityBournemouth
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

BH2 Electoral Wards

The postal region of BH2, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

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Winchester City Council planning application decisions

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Henry VIII: Uncovering the Mary Rose's ethnically diverse crew

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