Area Information for Wareham, BH20 6YJ

This postcode in Wareham is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the South East Purbeck ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South Dorset. This page combines information for the address Wareham, BH20 6YJ, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 1997. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority Dorset
Ward South East 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 Wareham, BH20 6YJ:

Puddletown Road, Binnegar, Wareham, BH20 6AX
Puddletown Road, Binnegar, Wareham, BH20 6YB
Binnegar Lane, Binnegar, Wareham, BH20 6AJ
Binnegar, Wareham, BH20 6AT
Middlefield, East Stoke, Wareham, BH20 6BA
East Stoke, Wareham, BH20 6AL

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 Wareham, BH20 6YJ 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 Wareham 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 101
Semi-Detached 61
Terraced 27
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 5
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 199
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Wareham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 20% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 77
Owned with Mortgage 43
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 7
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 12
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 34
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 3
Total 178

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 40
Two People 73
Three People 21
Four People 24
Five People 14
Six People 3
Seven People 2
8+ People 1
Total 178

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 32
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 36
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 21
Total 120

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 South Dorset constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 262
Female 242
Total 504

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 13
8-9 9
10-14 37
15 5
16-17 14
18-19 17
20-24 20
25-29 26
30-44 77
45-59 119
60-64 46
65-74 56
75-84 35
85-89 10
90+ 2
Total 504

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BH20 6YJ 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 143
Married 206
Divorced 41
Separated 7
Widowed 25
Same Sex 0
Total 422

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 227
Good 182
Fair 69
Bad 18
Very Bad 8
Total 504

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) 100
Apprenticeship 17
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 44
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 69
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 55
No GCSEs or Equivalent 117
Other 20
Total 422

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (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 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 499
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Other Asian 2
Black African 1
Total 504

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 465
Wales 6
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 13
Other 13
Total 504

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 6YJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 391
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 110

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 298
No Religion 139
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 3
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 63
Total 504

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the South East Purbeck ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 17% 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 107
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 57
Self Employed 64
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 51
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 46
Other 6
Total 375

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 13
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 20
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 16
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 16
Public Administration and Defence 22
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 18
Total 237

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest railway stations to Wareham, BH20 6YJ. The nearest railway station is Wool, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wool 2.4 miles
Wareham (Dorset) 2.4 miles
Holton Heath 4.2 miles
Moreton (Dorset) 6.2 miles
Corfe Castle 6.5 miles
Hamworthy 6.9 miles
Poole 8.4 miles
Parkstone (Dorset) 9.9 miles
Branksome 12 miles
Dorchester South 12 miles
Dorchester West 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wareham, BH20 6YJ. The nearest is Wareham St Mary Church of England Primary School, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 8 closest secondary schools to Wareham, BH20 6YJ. The nearest is The Purbeck School, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Purbeck School 2.3 miles
Lytchett Minster School 5.8 miles
Carter Community School 7.5 miles
Poole High School 8.4 miles
Parkstone Grammar School 8.8 miles
Corfe Hills School 8.8 miles
Poole Grammar School 9.3 miles
The Swanage School 11 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wareham, BH20 6YJ. The nearest is Wareham Surgery, approximately 2.5 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 Wareham, BH20 6YJ. The nearest is Wareham Dental Surgery, approximately 2.7 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 6 closest hospitals to Wareham, BH20 6YJ. The nearest is Wareham Community Hospital, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wareham Community Hospital 2.5 miles
BMI Harbour Hospital 8.7 miles
BMI The Harbour Hospital 8.7 miles
Poole General Hospital 8.8 miles
Poole Hospital 8.8 miles
Oakcroft 11 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Wareham, BH20 6YJ. The nearest is Shaylers Vision Centre, approximately 2.7 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.