Area Information for The Cross, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6DA

The Cross in Wool is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the West Purbeck ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South Dorset. This page combines information for the address The Cross, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6DA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BH20 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 BH20 6DA.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Dorset
Ward West Purbeck
Constituency South Dorset
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 The Cross, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6DA:

Bindon Way, High Street, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6BG
Spring Street, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6DB
High Street, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6BT
High Street, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6BP
Jeremy Close, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6BH
High Street Close, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6BW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BH20 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about The Cross, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6DA 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 4 property sales in The Cross 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 46
Semi-Detached 72
Terraced 23
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 145
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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 69
Owned with Mortgage 27
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 21
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 8
Rent Free 1
Total 138

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 45
Two People 59
Three People 19
Four People 12
Five People 1
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 138

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 15
Total 67

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the West Purbeck ward however contains significantly more women than average (57%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 124
Female 165
Total 289

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 14
5-7 9
8-9 4
10-14 12
15 4
16-17 8
18-19 7
20-24 6
25-29 9
30-44 46
45-59 46
60-64 15
65-74 54
75-84 44
85-89 9
90+ 2
Total 289

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BH20 6DA 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 46
Married 126
Divorced 28
Separated 8
Widowed 38
Same Sex 0
Total 246

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 104
Good 106
Fair 62
Bad 16
Very Bad 1
Total 289

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) 53
Apprenticeship 10
2+ A Levels 17
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs 35
No GCSEs 78
Other 12
Total 246

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (The Cross, Wool, Wareham) 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 282
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Other Asian 1
Other 1
Total 289

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 257
Wales 1
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 12
Other 10
Total 289

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 BH20 6DA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 204
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 75

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 221
No Religion 45
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 21
Total 289

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the West Purbeck ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 28% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 58
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 54
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 4
Total 191

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 2
Manufacturing 9
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 101

The Cross, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6DA is within the Wareham West Safer Neighbourhood Team policing neighbourhood, under the Dorset Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 11 crimes were reported within half a mile of BH20 6DA.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 11 crimes committed near The Cross
Neighbourhood Team Address Wareham West Safer Neighbourhood Team
Worgret Road
Wareham
BH20 4PW
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 Wool. 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 BH20 6DA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest railway stations to The Cross, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6DA. The nearest railway station is Wool, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wool 380 yards
Moreton (Dorset) 4.4 miles
Wareham 4.6 miles
Holton Heath 6.6 miles
Hamworthy 9.3 miles
Dorchester South 9.8 miles
Dorchester West 11 miles
Poole 11 miles
Upwey 12 miles
Weymouth 12 miles
Parkstone (Dorset) 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to The Cross, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6DA. The nearest is Wool Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, approximately 190 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 3 closest secondary schools to The Cross, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6DA. The nearest is The Purbeck School, approximately 4.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Purbeck School 4.2 miles
    
Lytchett Minster School 8.2 miles
    
Dorset Studio School 8.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to The Cross, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6DA. The nearest is The Wellbridge Practice, approximately 520 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Wellbridge Practice 520 yards
Wareham Surgery 4.5 miles
Crossways Surgery 4.9 miles
Bere Regis Surgery 5.1 miles
Sandford Surgery 5.7 miles
Puddletown Surgery 7.1 miles
Milborne St Andrew Surgery 7.4 miles
Corfe Castle Surgery 7.6 miles
The Adam Practice 8.2 miles
The Adam Practice - Upton Surgery 9.3 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 5 closest dentists to The Cross, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6DA. The nearest is Wareham Dental Surgery, approximately 4.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wareham Dental Surgery 4.7 miles
mydentist, West Street, Wareham 4.8 miles
Upton Dental Surgery 9.3 miles
Dolphin Dental Care 11 miles
Corfe Mullen Dental Practice 11 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to The Cross, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6DA. The nearest is Wareham Community Hospital, approximately 4.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wareham Community Hospital 4.5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 2 closest opticians to The Cross, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6DA. The nearest is Shaylers Vision Centre, approximately 4.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Shaylers Vision Centre 4.8 miles
Christine Webster Opticians Ltd 4.8 miles

* 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 BH20 6DA

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

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 4 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 23.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 39.8Mbps
Average Upload Speed 2.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
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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