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2011 Census: Key Facts

Population / Demography

  • On Census day, 27 March 2011, the population of Poole was 147,645.
  • Poole's population has grown by around 9,300 people since the last Census in 2001, rising from 138,300, an increase of 6.8%.

Health and Wellbeing

  • 120,200 (81.4%) of people in Poole reported their general health as either “Very good” or “Good”; the corresponding figure for England and Wales was 81.2%.

  • 27,200 (18.4%) of residents in Poole were limited in daily activities because of a health problem or disability. For England and Wales 17.9% were in this position.

Environment

  • 16% of Poole’s commuters walk or cycle to work.

Older People

  • There are 30,200 residents aged 65+ (20.5% of the population). This is an increase of 7.6% (+2,100 people) from the 2011 Census. Poole has a higher proportion of older people compared to England and Wales (16.4%).

Children and Young People

  • There were 32,500 residents aged 0-19 (22% of the population). This is an increase of 1.9% from the 2011 Census. Poole has seen an increase in the number of younger age children (0-4 years old) and older aged children (15-19)

Economy

  • 75,700 residents aged 16-74 were economically active (71.2%) in 2011. Of these , 69,100 were in employment. The economic activity rate was 69.7% for England and Wales.

  • 3,400 people were unemployed (3.2%). The unemployment rate for England and Wales was 4.4%.

  • Most residents were employed in the Wholesale and Retail sector (12,100 people, 16.8%) and the Health sector (9,700 people, 13.5%) in Poole.

Housing

  • Between 2001 and 2011 the owner occupation rate in Poole fell from 78%
    to 70% of all households. (In England & Wales the rate fell from 68% to 64%.)

  • The percentage of households in Poole renting increased from 21% to 28% over the decade. (In England & Wales it increased from 31% to 34%.)

 

Contact Us

Email:

research@poole.gov.uk 

Telephone
01202 633306

Address
Corporate Research Team
Civic Centre
Poole
BH15 2RU