is a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset, on the south coast of England. The town is 33 kilometres (21 mi) east of Dorchester, and adjoins Bournemouth to the east. The local council is Borough of Poole and was made a unitary authority in 1997, gaining administrative independence from Dorset County Council. The borough had a population of 147,645 at the 2011 census, making it the second largest in Dorset. Together with Bournemouth and Christchurch, the town forms the South East Dorset conurbation with a total population of over 465,000.
Human settlement in the area dates back to before the Iron Age. The earliest recorded use of the town’s name was in the 12th century when the town began to emerge as an important port, prospering with the introduction of the wool trade. Later, the town had important trade links with North America and, at its peak during the 18th century, it was one of the busiest ports in Britain. In the Second World War, Poole was one of the main departing points for the Normandy landings.
Poole is a tourist resort, attracting visitors with its large natural harbour, history, the Lighthouse arts centre and Blue Flag beaches. The town has a commercial port with cross-Channel freight and passenger ferry services. The headquarters of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are in Poole, and the Royal Marines have a base in the town’s harbour. Despite their names, Poole is the home of The Arts University Bournemouth, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and a significant part of Bournemouth University.
Families in BH13 7LH
Older and retired singles, couples and families
Couples whose children have left home, and some elderly people
Higher than average levels of social classification AB
Higher than average levels of christians
Typically over 40
45 to 59
A high number of graduates and many with professional qualifications
Higher than average levels of people with degrees and/or professional qualifications
Higher than average levels of married or re-married couples
Jobs in BH13 7LH
Very low levels of unemployment
Higher than average levels of self-employed sole traders
Professionals, office and manual/industrial workers, and self employed
Higher than average levels of managers, senior officials or professionals
Primary industries such as farming and mining, service industries such as tourism and retail, as well as research, technology and education
Agriculture, business services or education
No. of Directors
There is a very high amount of company directors
Higher than average levels of people earning over £40,000
Travel To Work
Car/motorbike or work at home
Property in BH13 7LH
Compare how the two geodemographic database providers describe properties in BH13 7LH. Remember this is based on the postcode classification, so may not be representative of the actual mix of properties in BH13 7LH.
Detached, semi-detached or flats
Many detached houses or bungalows
Owned outright or mortgaged
Slightly higher proportion than average of properties owned outright
General House Price
Length of Stay
Over 2 years
Lifestyle in BH13 7LH
Derived from census and survey results, this section gives some broad indicators of how the residents of this postcode live.
Slightly higher proportion of people than average read broad sheets
Low take up
Higher levels than average of people who respond occasionally
Slightly higher proportion of people than average occasionally donate