Area Information for Bovington, Wareham, BH20 6JA

This postcode in Bovington 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 Bovington, Wareham, BH20 6JA, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority Dorset
Ward West Purbeck
Constituency South Dorset
Region South West
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Bovington, Wareham, BH20 6JA 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 Bovington, Wareham consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 7
Semi-Detached 20
Terraced 76
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 106
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Bovington, Wareham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 83% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3
Owned with Mortgage 6
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2
Rented: Other 77
Rent Free 0
Total 95

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 3
Two People 11
Three People 25
Four People 34
Five People 17
Six People 4
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 95

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 66
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 93

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around BH20 6JA however is predominantly male (70%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 418
Female 182
Total 600

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 82
5-7 25
8-9 17
10-14 27
15 5
16-17 35
18-19 46
20-24 92
25-29 84
30-44 172
45-59 12
60-64 1
65-74 1
75-84 1
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 600

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BH20 6JA 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 209
Married 201
Divorced 12
Separated 19
Widowed 2
Same Sex 1
Total 444

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 96% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 426
Good 152
Fair 19
Bad 2
Very Bad 1
Total 600

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) 93
Apprenticeship 16
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 69
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 130
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 101
No GCSEs or Equivalent 13
Other 22
Total 444

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Bovington, 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 96% 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 574
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 1
Other Asian 5
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 3
Total 600

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 472
Wales 19
Scotland 33
Northern Ireland 9
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 38
Other 27
Total 600

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 6JA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 492
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 81

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 394
No Religion 161
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 6
Not Stated 34
Total 600

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the West Purbeck ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 75% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 334
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 49
Self Employed 1
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 2
Looking After Home or Family 23
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 13
Total 443

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
Manufacturing 13
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 310
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 391

Bovington, Wareham, BH20 6JA is within the Purbeck North 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 BH20 6JA
Neighbourhood Team Address Purbeck North
Worgret Road
BH20 4PW
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Below are the details of the closest services to Bovington. 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 6JA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest railway stations to Bovington, Wareham, BH20 6JA. The nearest railway station is Wool, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wool 1.4 miles
Moreton (Dorset) 3.3 miles
Wareham (Dorset) 5.4 miles
Holton Heath 7 miles
Dorchester South 8.8 miles
Dorchester West 9 miles
Corfe Castle 9 miles
Hamworthy 9.7 miles
Upwey 11 miles
Weymouth 12 miles
Poole 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bovington, Wareham, BH20 6JA. The nearest is Bovington Academy, approximately 610 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 3 closest secondary schools to Bovington, Wareham, BH20 6JA. The nearest is The Purbeck School, approximately 5.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Purbeck School 5.1 miles
Dorset Studio School 7.4 miles
Lytchett Minster School 8.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bovington, Wareham, BH20 6JA. The nearest is The Wellbridge Practice, approximately 1.5 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Wellbridge Practice 1.5 miles
Bere Regis Surgery 3.8 miles
Crossways Surgery 4 miles
Wareham Surgery 5.4 miles
Puddletown Surgery 5.6 miles
Milborne St Andrew Surgery 5.8 miles
Sandford Surgery 6.2 miles
The Adam Practice 8.1 miles
Fordington Surgery 8.4 miles
Corfe Castle Surgery 8.9 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 2 closest dentists to Bovington, Wareham, BH20 6JA. The nearest is Wareham Dental Surgery, approximately 5.6 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 5.6 miles
mydentist, West Street, Wareham 5.6 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Bovington, Wareham, BH20 6JA. The nearest is Wareham Community Hospital, approximately 5.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wareham Community Hospital 5.3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 5 closest opticians to Bovington, Wareham, BH20 6JA. The nearest is Shaylers Vision Centre, approximately 5.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Shaylers Vision Centre 5.6 miles
Christine Webster Opticians Ltd 5.6 miles
Insight 8.8 miles
Specsavers (Dorchester Vision Plus Ltd) 8.8 miles
Boots Opticians 8.8 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.