Area Information for Furze Hill Drive, Poole, BH14 8QL

Furze Hill Drive in Poole is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Penn Hill ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Poole. This page combines information for the address Furze Hill Drive, Poole, BH14 8QL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BH14 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for BH14 8QL.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Ward Penn Hill
Constituency Poole
Region South West
Country England


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Furze Hill Drive, Poole, BH14 8QL:

Blake Hill Crescent, Poole, BH14 8QW
Blake Hill Crescent, Poole, BH14 8QS
Blake Hill Crescent, Poole, BH14 8QP
Blake Hill Crescent, Poole, BH14 8QN
Blake Hill Avenue, Poole, BH14 8QA
Blake Hill Crescent, Poole, BH14 8QR

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BH14 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Furze Hill Drive, Poole, BH14 8QL is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 38 property sales in Furze Hill Drive since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.


Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Furze Hill Drive, Poole consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 134
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 139
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 79
Owned with Mortgage 53
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rent Free 0
Total 136

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 20
Two People 73
Three People 20
Four People 14
Five People 6
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 136

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 45
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
Total 83

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Poole constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Gender
Male 162
Female 169
Total 331

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 18
5-7 9
8-9 9
10-14 17
15 3
16-17 6
18-19 6
20-24 7
25-29 3
30-44 51
45-59 74
60-64 37
65-74 53
75-84 33
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 331

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BH14 8QL there is a very large concentration of residents that are married - 62% of the resident population. On average, around 47% of census respondents were single. Areas with large married populations are often in suburban settings. They may have a larger number of children if they are couples start families, but this is also often an indicator of an area popular with retirees, particularly where the amount of widowed people is also high. Residents of these areas tend to be more affluent and settled than areas with high concentrations of single people.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 35
Married 204
Divorced 19
Separated 3
Widowed 12
Same Sex 2
Total 275

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Health
Very Good 194
Good 94
Fair 41
Bad 1
Very Bad 1
Total 331

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 128
Apprenticeship 7
2+ A Levels 38
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs 21
No GCSEs 25
Other 5
Total 275

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Furze Hill Drive, Poole) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 99% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 329
Other 2
Total 331

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 295
Wales 7
Scotland 15
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 4
Other 9
Total 331

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BH14 8QL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 319
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 9

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Christian 232
No Religion 74
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 4
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 20
Total 331

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Penn Hill ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 61
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 47
Unemployed 0
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 66
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 1
Total 237

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 15
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 9
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 149

Furze Hill Drive, Poole, BH14 8QL is within the Parkstone, Penn Hill and Canford Cliffs Safer Neighbourhood Team policing neighbourhood, under the Dorset Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Furze Hill Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address Parkstone, Penn Hill and Canford Cliffs Safer Neighbourhood Team
Wimborne Road
Poole
BH15 2BP
Force Website: http://www.dorset.police.uk/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to BH14 8QL. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for BH14 8QL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 10 closest railway stations to Furze Hill Drive, Poole, BH14 8QL. The nearest railway station is Parkstone (Dorset), approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Parkstone (Dorset) 0.8 miles
Branksome 1.3 miles
Poole 2 miles
Bournemouth 3.4 miles
Hamworthy 3.6 miles
Pokesdown 5.2 miles
Holton Heath 6.1 miles
Christchurch 7 miles
Wareham 7.8 miles
Hinton Admiral 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Furze Hill Drive, Poole, BH14 8QL. The nearest is Lilliput Church of England Infant School, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lilliput Church of England Infant School 460 yards
    
Baden-Powell and St Peter's Church of England Junior School 0.7 miles
    
Courthill Infant School 0.9 miles
    
Heatherlands Primary School 1.4 miles
    
Ocean Academy Poole 1.5 miles
    
Sylvan Infant School 1.5 miles
    
Branksome Heath Junior School 1.6 miles
    
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Poole 1.6 miles
    
Longfleet Church of England Primary School 1.7 miles
    
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Poole 1.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Furze Hill Drive, Poole, BH14 8QL. The nearest is St Edward's Roman Catholic/Church of England School, Poole, approximately 2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Edward's Roman Catholic/Church of England School, Poole 2 miles
    
St Aldhelm's Academy 2.1 miles
    
Poole High School 2.1 miles
    
Magna Academy 2.7 miles
    
Carter Community School 2.8 miles
    
Parkstone Grammar School 3.1 miles
    
Winton Academy 3.2 miles
    
Glenmoor Academy 3.2 miles
    
Poole Grammar School 3.4 miles
    
The Bourne Academy 3.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Furze Hill Drive, Poole, BH14 8QL. The nearest is Lilliput Surgery, approximately 0.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Furze Hill Drive, Poole, BH14 8QL. The nearest is Parkstone Dental Practice, approximately 0.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Furze Hill Drive, Poole, BH14 8QL. The nearest is Kimmeridge Court, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Furze Hill Drive, Poole, BH14 8QL. The nearest is Classic Eyes Ltd, approximately 0.7 miles away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.


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Broadband in BH14 8QL

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 24 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 38.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 79.5Mbps
Average Upload Speed 9.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%
 

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