BH20 Postcode Area Information

Population
20,178
Avg Annual Income
£41,525
Full Time Employees
25.42%
Average Age
47.59

Dorset, BH20 Postcode Area Overview

The BH20 postcode area is located in the Dorset, Dorset postcode town, in the South West, England region.

The BH20 postcode area, also known as the Wareham postcode area, lies within the region of South West England, specifically in the county of Dorset. The area presents a harmonious blend of urban attributes and rural charm. It is dominated by the market town of Wareham, renowned for its historical significance and stunning natural beauty.

The amenities in BH20 are extensive, encompassing diverse shops, restaurants, hotels, and healthcare facilities. It also boasts several historical landmarks, such as the Wareham Town Museum and the classical Wareham Walls and St Martin's Church. The area is surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty, with sites like the Wareham Forest and Studland Nature Reserve.

The BH20 postcode area is strategically located, with the A351 running through it, providing excellent transport links to nearby towns such as Poole and Bournemouth. The area is also served by Wareham Railway Station that offers regular services to London Waterloo, Southampton and Weymouth, providing seamless transport connectivity.

The geography of BH20 is predominantly flat with rooftops ornamented with thatch, providing a picturesque view. It comprises mainly residential areas with some portions devoted to agricultural use. The River Frome and the River Piddle run through the area, adding to the region's unique appeal. To the south lies Purbeck, a region of diverse scenery including chalk downs, broad valleys, and heaths adorned with scattered woods, contributing to the overall appeal of the BH20 postcode area.

This is an area with an older population, with most residents being between 65 and 84 years old. There are not many children or young adults living here. Most people are Christian and white.

Unemployment is low and many people work in professional or managerial roles.

It's important to note that this description generalizes the area and individual experiences may vary.

Electoral Wards

The BH20 postcode area covers Lytchett Matravers & Upton, South East Purbeck, Wareham, West Purbeck electoral wards.

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BH20 Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of BH20 postcode area is 20,178. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the area is White: English, with a total of 19,046, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 386. In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (10,495), followed by No religion (8,122).

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (4,783), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (3,436).

Economic Status

Most people in the BH20 postcode area mentioned they are Retired (5,827), while 5,779 adults mentioned they are Employee: Full-time.

Education

Regarding education, 5,140 adults have Level 4 education, while 2,789 have No qualifications education. The most common occupations in the BH20 area are

  • Associate professional and technical occupations (1442)
  • Professional occupations (1348), and
  • Skilled trades occupations (1320)

Age

The average age of people living in postcode BH20 is 48 years old. The top three age distributions are: Between 55 to 64 (4313), Between 65 to 74 (4180), and Below 14 (4054).

NS-SEC

The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in BH20 has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (3,708) followed by Small employers and own account workers (2,239), and Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (2,096).

Postcodes in BH20

There are total 5 postcode sectors present in the BH20 (listed below). The postcode BH20 has a total of 926 postcodes.

ONS Administrative Info of BH20
NameType
AreaBH20
Ward

Lytchett Matravers & Upton

South East Purbeck

Wareham

West Purbeck

LTLA22Dorset
UTLA22Dorset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland

Dorset, BH20 Postcode Crime rate over the last 12 Months

Dorset, BH20 Postcode Area Crime rate by Month

14

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

12

Burglary

9

Criminal damage and arson

3

Other crime

7

Other theft

5

Public order

12

Shoplifting

6

Vehicle crime

32

Violence and sexual offences

17

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

5

Burglary

7

Criminal damage and arson

3

Other crime

15

Other theft

3

Public order

11

Shoplifting

5

Vehicle crime

34

Violence and sexual offences

22

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

6

Burglary

4

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

5

Other theft

4

Public order

2

Robbery

4

Shoplifting

2

Vehicle crime

35

Violence and sexual offences

16

Anti-social behaviour

2

Bicycle theft

3

Burglary

6

Criminal damage and arson

2

Drugs

2

Other crime

9

Other theft

6

Public order

3

Shoplifting

7

Vehicle crime

42

Violence and sexual offences

20

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

1

Burglary

13

Criminal damage and arson

4

Drugs

1

Other crime

12

Other theft

4

Public order

9

Shoplifting

8

Vehicle crime

31

Violence and sexual offences

20

Anti-social behaviour

5

Burglary

7

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

6

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

6

Public order

4

Shoplifting

2

Theft from the person

5

Vehicle crime

28

Violence and sexual offences

24

Anti-social behaviour

2

Burglary

13

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

17

Other theft

4

Public order

4

Shoplifting

1

Vehicle crime

31

Violence and sexual offences

39

Anti-social behaviour

4

Burglary

6

Criminal damage and arson

9

Other theft

6

Public order

1

Shoplifting

3

Vehicle crime

41

Violence and sexual offences

33

Anti-social behaviour

5

Burglary

9

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

1

Other crime

19

Other theft

5

Public order

3

Shoplifting

7

Vehicle crime

37

Violence and sexual offences

26

Anti-social behaviour

16

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

1

Other crime

8

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

8

Public order

1

Robbery

1

Shoplifting

10

Vehicle crime

37

Violence and sexual offences

19

Anti-social behaviour

2

Bicycle theft

2

Burglary

13

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

2

Other crime

11

Other theft

3

Possession of weapons

6

Public order

2

Robbery

1

Shoplifting

3

Vehicle crime

43

Violence and sexual offences

15

Anti-social behaviour

4

Burglary

11

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

1

Other crime

15

Other theft

5

Public order

3

Shoplifting

29

Violence and sexual offences

46

Anti-social behaviour

2

Burglary

6

Criminal damage and arson

2

Other crime

10

Other theft

5

Public order

2

Vehicle crime

40

Violence and sexual offences

15

Anti-social behaviour

8

Burglary

13

Criminal damage and arson

14

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

6

Public order

5

Shoplifting

2

Vehicle crime

24

Violence and sexual offences

9

Anti-social behaviour

5

Burglary

7

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other crime

12

Other theft

3

Public order

1

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

20

Violence and sexual offences

Sold House Prices in BH20 postcode area over the last 12 Months

Sold House Prices in BH20 postcode area by Month

House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£490,000.00£440,000.00 - £540,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£582,500.00£530,000.00 - £635,000.002
Other£4,720,000.00£2,360,000.00 - £7,080,000.002
Semi-Detached£305,000.00£300,000.00 - £310,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£649,000.00£400,000.00 - £1,085,000.0010
Semi-Detached£415,000.00£415,000.00 - £415,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£504,727.27£370,000.00 - £700,000.0011
Flat£184,000.00£153,000.00 - £215,000.002
Semi-Detached£312,500.00£312,500.00 - £312,500.001
Terraced£282,200.00£240,000.00 - £355,000.005
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£607,964.32£365,000.00 - £960,000.0019
Flat£265,000.00£265,000.00 - £265,000.001
Other£611,633.33£330,000.00 - £875,000.006
Semi-Detached£351,000.00£300,000.00 - £400,000.005
Terraced£335,000.00£320,000.00 - £350,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£559,750.00£397,000.00 - £685,000.004
Semi-Detached£350,000.00£350,000.00 - £350,000.001
Terraced£325,000.00£325,000.00 - £325,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£628,500.00£490,000.00 - £1,000,000.004
Semi-Detached£381,650.00£325,000.00 - £438,300.002
Terraced£370,000.00£290,000.00 - £450,000.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£495,457.92£273,000.00 - £892,495.0012
Flat£190,000.00£190,000.00 - £190,000.001
Other£805,000.00£805,000.00 - £805,000.001
Semi-Detached£476,000.00£476,000.00 - £476,000.001
Terraced£370,000.00£280,000.00 - £460,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£665,900.00£327,000.00 - £930,000.005
Flat£239,500.00£204,000.00 - £275,000.002
Other£1,275,000.00£1,275,000.00 - £1,275,000.001
Semi-Detached£522,500.00£220,000.00 - £760,000.004
Terraced£288,333.33£270,000.00 - £320,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£655,000.00£405,000.00 - £950,000.004
Flat£285,000.00£285,000.00 - £285,000.001
Other£601,500.00£450,000.00 - £753,000.002
Semi-Detached£387,500.00£350,000.00 - £425,000.002
Terraced£329,250.00£275,000.00 - £383,500.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£591,250.00£510,000.00 - £775,000.004
Other£345,000.00£345,000.00 - £345,000.001
Semi-Detached£385,000.00£385,000.00 - £385,000.001
Terraced£316,000.00£272,000.00 - £360,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£551,428.57£400,000.00 - £650,000.007
Flat£132,500.00£132,500.00 - £132,500.001
Semi-Detached£309,166.67£270,000.00 - £350,000.006
Terraced£311,923.08£270,000.00 - £385,000.0013
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£792,500.00£585,000.00 - £1,000,000.002
Flat£155,000.00£155,000.00 - £155,000.001
Other£746,000.00£746,000.00 - £746,000.001
Semi-Detached£376,250.00£350,000.00 - £425,000.004
Terraced£292,500.00£270,000.00 - £320,000.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£545,000.00£450,000.00 - £640,000.002
Other£250,000.00£250,000.00 - £250,000.001
Terraced£249,000.00£247,500.00 - £250,500.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£496,000.00£425,000.00 - £585,000.005
Flat£167,500.00£167,500.00 - £167,500.001
Other£306,250.00£100,000.00 - £512,500.002
Semi-Detached£475,000.00£385,000.00 - £760,000.005
Terraced£372,222.00£330,000.00 - £415,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£1,002,375.00£430,000.00 - £2,100,000.004
Flat£207,749.75£175,000.00 - £232,500.004
Other£1,725,000.00£1,725,000.00 - £1,725,000.001
Semi-Detached£340,000.00£340,000.00 - £340,000.001
Terraced£363,500.00£265,000.00 - £650,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£450,666.67£285,000.00 - £675,000.006
Flat£189,875.00£141,500.00 - £235,000.004
Other£800,500.00£501,000.00 - £1,100,000.002
Semi-Detached£348,427.83£270,000.00 - £440,000.006
Terraced£302,925.00£200,000.00 - £550,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£635,300.00£350,000.00 - £1,125,000.0010
Flat£156,625.00£98,000.00 - £208,500.004
Semi-Detached£332,825.25£300,000.00 - £385,000.004
Terraced£312,000.00£250,000.00 - £405,000.005
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£651,000.00£433,000.00 - £1,065,000.003
Flat£163,000.00£151,000.00 - £175,000.002
Other£3,239,900.00£3,239,900.00 - £3,239,900.001
Semi-Detached£350,000.00£340,000.00 - £360,000.002
Terraced£300,000.00£300,000.00 - £300,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£553,188.46£360,000.00 - £825,000.0013
Flat£199,750.00£136,500.00 - £310,000.004
Other£780,000.00£780,000.00 - £780,000.001
Semi-Detached£379,333.33£198,000.00 - £675,000.003
Terraced£332,333.33£250,000.00 - £460,000.009
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£660,250.00£585,000.00 - £801,000.004
Flat£292,175.00£169,750.00 - £358,950.003
Other£425,000.00£425,000.00 - £425,000.001
Semi-Detached£422,750.00£365,000.00 - £480,500.002
Terraced£353,750.00£275,000.00 - £465,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£538,437.50£292,000.00 - £825,000.008
Flat£179,975.00£160,000.00 - £199,950.002
Other£631,666.67£200,000.00 - £1,220,000.003
Semi-Detached£386,750.00£320,000.00 - £542,000.004
Terraced£374,000.00£255,000.00 - £720,000.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£476,200.00£320,000.00 - £626,000.005
Flat£145,000.00£145,000.00 - £145,000.001
Other£325,000.00£325,000.00 - £325,000.001
Semi-Detached£325,000.00£325,000.00 - £325,000.001
Terraced£302,666.67£293,000.00 - £315,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£464,000.00£380,000.00 - £635,000.004
Flat£200,250.00£140,500.00 - £260,000.002
Semi-Detached£418,333.33£360,000.00 - £465,000.003
Terraced£278,937.50£220,000.00 - £375,000.008
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£653,562.50£317,000.00 - £1,675,000.007
Flat£276,375.00£155,000.00 - £350,000.006
Other£363,750.00£315,000.00 - £500,000.003
Semi-Detached£328,333.33£290,000.00 - £395,000.006
Terraced£292,952.00£235,000.00 - £385,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£582,666.67£315,000.00 - £902,500.006
Flat£235,000.00£235,000.00 - £235,000.001
Semi-Detached£386,200.00£305,000.00 - £608,500.005
Terraced£323,333.33£260,000.00 - £375,000.003
Schools in the BH20 Postcode Area

NamePupilsAgePostcode
Harbour School DorsetSpecial, Not Rated29 10-19BH206NU
Stoborough Church of England Primary SchoolPrimary, Good199 4-11BH205AD
Sandford St Martin's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary SchoolPrimary, Good381 4-11BH207BN
Lulworth and Winfrith CofE VC Primary SchoolPrimary, Good106 4-11BH205SA
St Mary & St Joseph's Catholic Primary SchoolPrimary, Requires improvement162 4-11BH206DS
Corfe Castle Church of England Primary SchoolPrimary, Requires improvement81 4-11BH205EE
Wareham St Mary Church of England Primary SchoolPrimary, Good183 4-11BH204PG
Bere Regis Primary and PreschoolPrimary, Inadequate135 3-11BH207DB
Bovington AcademyPrimary, Inadequate207 4-11BH206LE
Wool Church of England Primary SchoolPrimary, Inadequate107 4-11BH206BT
The Purbeck SchoolSecondary, GoodNone 11-18BH204PF
Amenities in the BH20 Postcode Area
  • Lulworth Lodge, BH20 5RQ
  • Mortons Manor Hotel Ltd, BH20 5EE
  • Alford House B&B, BH20 5EH
  • Ammonite B&B, BH20 5HE
  • Applegrove B&B, BH20 5RY
  • One Stop (Farwells), BH20 4AF
  • SPAR (Gillettes) Wareham, BH20 4AY
  • SPAR (Gillettes) Wool, BH20 6BP
  • B. Curtis Ltd, BH20 4JS
  • Bare Necessities Dorset limited, BH20 4LT
  • Antelope Inn, BH20 4JS
  • Black Bear, BH20 6BP
  • Bloxworth Village Hall and Social Club, BH20 7EG
  • Castle Inn, BH20 5EE
  • Corfe Castle Club, BH20 5EQ
  • Goodyard Buffet, BH20 5EJ
  • Little Tokens, BH20 4DJ
  • Poppies Tearooms, BH20 6JQ
  • The Bear Wareham, BH20 4LT
  • All Stars Sports Bar, BH20 4PH
  • Co-Op Stores Ltd, BH20 4AB
  • Sainsbury's Supermarket, BH20 4NX
  • Dorset Grill House, BH20 6JQ
  • Golden Eagle, BH20 6JQ
  • Hong Kong Garden, BH20 6EJ
  • KW Chinese, BH20 4LT
  • Light Bites, BH20 4JS
  • Anglebury Court Residential Home - Care Dorset, BH20 4HB
  • Pine Martin Grange Care Community, BH20 7AJ
  • Pop in Place Community Support, BH20 7LU
  • Prime Time After School and Holiday Club, BH20 4PG
  • Tops Day Nursery, BH20 4AX
  • The D'urberville Centre, BH20 6DL
  • The Perfect Pig Event Catering Company, BH20 7NU
  • Joe's Cafe, BH20 5HA
  • Kingston Country Courtyard, BH20 5LR
  • Lulworth Ice Cream Parlour, BH20 5RW
  • Rockley Watersports at Buddens Farm, BH20 7NU
  • Carey Outdoor Education Centre, BH20 7PB
  • Caterlink Limited, BH20 4PF
  • Chartwells (Wareham St Mary CE Primary School), BH20 4PG
  • Chartwells (Wool CE Primary School), BH20 6BT
  • Toasty Joe's, BH20 5JF
  • Box Pub Ltd, BH20 5HU
  • CUBE Ice Cream Kiosk, BH20 5PU
  • Cumulus Outdoors, BH20 5JJ
  • NINE on the Road, BH20 4JS
  • DrinkCreate, BH20 4DX
  • Soa Brewing Company, BH20 5HU