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Your Borough Of Poole
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Corporate Research Team
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Poole
BH15 2RU

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Poole's Population / Demography

 

Number

Proportion

Total Population

150,600

100%

0 – 19 year olds

33,100

22%

20 – 64 year olds

84,300

56%

65 + year olds

33,100

22%

Source: Office for National Statistics Mid-2015 Population Estimates. 

Poole's Health and Wellbeing

  • Life expectancy at birth for males is 80.6 years and for females 84.1 years (2012-2014). These figures are both above the corresponding English national averages of 79.5 and 83.2, respectively. (Public Health England)

  • In the 2011 Census, 27,200 (18.4%) of residents were limited in daily activities because of a health problem or disability. For England and Wales, 17.9% were in this position.  

Poole's Environment

  • 16% of Poole's commuters walk or cycle to work (2011 Census)

  • 18% of Poole households are without a car or van (2011 Census)

  • In 2014/15, 47% of all household waste was sent for reuse, recycling or composting. (Source: WasteDataFlow)

Older People in Poole (Aged 65+)

  • There are 33,100 people aged 65 and over in Poole or 22% of the population. 10,000 are aged 80 and over. (ONS 2015 mid-year estimates).

  • The number of older people (aged 65+) is projected to increase to 43,900 by 2030 (an increase of one third from 2015). (ONS 2014-based population projections)

Children and Young People in Poole

  Age band
Number
Proportion of all children
0 – 4 years
8,400
25%
5 – 9 years
8,500
26%
10 – 14 years
7,800
23%
15 – 19 years
8,400
25%
0-19 years
33,100
100%


Source: Office for National Statistics Mid-2015 Population Estimates

See the Children and Young People Strategic Assessment or Census Theme Papers for further data and analysis.

Poole's Economy

  • There are 91,000 residents aged 16-64 in Poole (ONS 2015 mid-year estimates).

  • There were 1,060 persons claiming out of work benefits in January 2017.

  • The median full-time hourly rate of pay (workplace based) was £12.57 (92% of GB median). (2016 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings).

See the Key Economic Statistics for more details on Poole's economy.

Housing in Poole

  • There are approximately 67,000 dwellings in Poole.

  • In 2011, 36% of Poole's households owned their homes outright and 28% rented.

  • In November 2016, the mean selling price of houses was £290,540.

See Census Theme Papers for further data and analysis and also the Land Registry's House Price Index.

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