Area Information for Ashdown Close, Poole, BH17 8RE

Ashdown Close in Poole is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Canford Heath ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Mid Dorset and North Poole. This page combines information for the address Ashdown Close, Poole, BH17 8RE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BH17 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Ward Canford Heath
Constituency Mid Dorset and North 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 Ashdown Close, Poole, BH17 8RE:

Sherborn Crescent, Poole, BH17 8AP
Ashdown Close, Poole, BH17 8WG
Warburton Road, Poole, BH17 8SE
Yeatminster Road, Poole, BH17 8AH
Puddletown Crescent, Poole, BH17 8AL
Herstone Close, Poole, BH17 8AT

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BH17 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Ashdown Close, Poole, BH17 8RE 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 Ashdown Close, Poole consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 36
Semi-Detached 80
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 119
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 56
Owned with Mortgage 54
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 118

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 18
Two People 50
Three People 27
Four People 19
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 118

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 15
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 27
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 15
Total 84

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 Mid Dorset and North Poole constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 150
Female 157
Total 307

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 5
5-7 2
8-9 7
10-14 22
15 1
16-17 8
18-19 4
20-24 16
25-29 11
30-44 53
45-59 93
60-64 27
65-74 39
75-84 17
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 307

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BH17 8RE does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 67
Married 165
Divorced 23
Separated 3
Widowed 12
Same Sex 0
Total 270

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.

Very Good 121
Good 123
Fair 49
Bad 10
Very Bad 4
Total 307

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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 36
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 63
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 52
No GCSEs or Equivalent 64
Other 13
Total 270

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Ashdown Close, 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 98% 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 300
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Pakistani 1
Other Asian 4
Other 1
Total 307

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 284
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 5
Other 12
Total 307

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BH17 8RE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 258
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 47

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.

Christian 211
No Religion 73
Buddhist 0
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 19
Total 307

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Canford Heath ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 106
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 46
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 49
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 3
Total 251

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 34
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 33
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 168

Ashdown Close, Poole, BH17 8RE is within the Poole North policing neighbourhood, under the Dorset Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In January 2021, 38 crimes were reported within half a mile of BH17 8RE.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 38 crimes committed near Ashdown Close
Neighbourhood Team Address Poole North
Joint Emergency Services Building
Wimborne Road
BH15 2BP
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to BH17 8RE. 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 BH17 8RE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 12 closest railway stations to Ashdown Close, Poole, BH17 8RE. The nearest railway station is Parkstone (Dorset), approximately 1.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Parkstone (Dorset) 1.9 miles
Poole 2.2 miles
Branksome 2.5 miles
Hamworthy 2.8 miles
Bournemouth 4.7 miles
Holton Heath 5.5 miles
Pokesdown 6.3 miles
Wareham (Dorset) 7.6 miles
Christchurch 8 miles
Corfe Castle 8.6 miles
Hinton Admiral 12 miles
Wool 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Ashdown Close, Poole, BH17 8RE. The nearest is Ad Astra Infant School, approximately 170 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ad Astra Infant School 170 yards
Haymoor Junior School 170 yards
Canford Heath Infant School 0.7 miles
Canford Heath Junior School 0.7 miles
Hillbourne Primary School 1.1 miles
Stanley Green Infant Academy 1.2 miles
Livingstone Road Junior School 1.4 miles
Livingstone Road Infant School 1.4 miles
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Poole 1.4 miles
Ocean Academy Poole 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Ashdown Close, Poole, BH17 8RE. The nearest is Magna Academy, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Magna Academy < 50 yards
Poole Grammar School 0.7 miles
St Edward's Roman Catholic/Church of England School, Poole 0.8 miles
Parkstone Grammar School 0.9 miles
St Aldhelm's Academy 1.5 miles
Poole High School 1.8 miles
Oak Academy 2.2 miles
Corfe Hills School 2.3 miles
LeAF Studio 2.3 miles
Carter Community School 2.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Ashdown Close, Poole, BH17 8RE. The nearest is Canford Heath Group Pract, approximately 860 yards 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 Ashdown Close, Poole, BH17 8RE. The nearest is Dr Patrycja Drozdziel, approximately 350 yards 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 Ashdown Close, Poole, BH17 8RE. The nearest is Alderney Community Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Alderney Community Hospital 1.1 miles
Alderney Hospital 1.1 miles
Poole General Hospital 1.9 miles
Poole Hospital 1.9 miles
BMI The Harbour Hospital 1.9 miles
Oakcroft 2.2 miles
Nightingale House/Court/Florence House 3.5 miles
Pebble Lodge 3.5 miles
Kimmeridge Court 3.8 miles
St Ann's Hospital 3.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Ashdown Close, Poole, BH17 8RE. The nearest is Tesco Stores 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.