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Bournemouth (BH5)

The BH5 postcode area is located in the Bournemouth postcode town region, within the county of Dorset, and contains a total of 365 individual postcodes.

There are 1 electoral wards in the BH5 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, 19% of people in BH5 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 BH5 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.



  • 85%WORKING

15% of people in BH5 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 19%AB
  • 53%C2/C2
  • 29%DE

According to census records, 19% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 76%WHITE
  • 24%NON-WHITE

76% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.



The county of Dorset

BH5 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 CodeBH5
Postal TownBournemouth
MSOA NameBournemouth 019
LSOA NameBournemouth 019G
Local AuthorityBournemouth
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

BH5 Electoral Wards

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