Population and demography

This theme paper gives a brief snapshot of Poole’s population on census day, 27 March 2011. It is one of a series of eleven census theme papers. Much more detailed demographic information can be found in our companion papers on families and households, older people, children and young people and labour market and qualifications.

Key facts

  • on 2011 census day, Poole had 147,645 residents (up from 138,288 in 2001 census day, or an increase of 6.8%)
  • there were 72,121 males (48.8% of the total population) and 75,524 (51.2%) females
  • Poole has a relatively large proportion of older people: 30,158 residents, or just over one in five (20.4%) were aged 65 and over
  • the population of those aged 85 and over was 4,919 or 3.3% of the population
Page last updated: 15 March 2019
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