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Bournemouth (BH3)

The BH3 postcode area is located in the Bournemouth postcode town region, within the county of Dorset, and contains a total of 196 individual postcodes.

There are 2 electoral wards in the BH3 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, 27% of people in BH3 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 BH3 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.



  • 73%WORKING

27% of people in BH3 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 27%AB
  • 54%C2/C2
  • 18%DE

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


  • 80%WHITE
  • 20%NON-WHITE

80% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.



The county of Dorset

BH3 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 CodeBH3
Postal TownBournemouth
MSOA NameBournemouth 013
LSOA NameBournemouth 013C
Local AuthorityBournemouth
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

BH3 Electoral Wards

The postal region of BH3, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Ensbury Park
Talbot Village
Browse Postcodes in BH3

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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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