28,262TOTAL POPULATION
12,043HOUSEHOLDS
4.3%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£37,440AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME
BH8 POSTCODE REGION

Bournemouth (BH8)

The BH8 postcode area is located in the Bournemouth postcode town region, within the county of Dorset, and contains a total of individual postcodes.

There are 10 electoral wards in the BH8 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, 21% of people in BH8 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 BH8 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.


Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 82%WORKING
  • 18%UNEMPLOYED

18% of people in BH8 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 21%AB
  • 55%C2/C2
  • 23%DE

According to census records, 21% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 80%WHITE
  • 20%NON-WHITE

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

BH8Dorset

Dorset

The county of Dorset

BH8 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.

BH8 Electoral Wards

The postal region of BH8, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Bournemouth
Broadstone
Christchurch
Ferndown
New Milton
Poole
Ringwood
Swanage
Verwood
Wareham
Wimborne
Dorset Postal Town Map
Outward CodeBH8
Postal TownBournemouth
MSOA NameBournemouth 004
LSOA NameBournemouth 004B
CountyDorset
RegionDorset
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityBournemouth
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town
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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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