BH31 Postcode Area Information

Population
10,870
Avg Annual Income
£45,000
Full Time Employees
26.44%
Average Age
46.99

Dorset, BH31 Postcode Area Overview

The BH31 postcode area is located in the Dorset, Dorset postcode town, in the South West, England region.

The BH31 postcode covers an area in East Dorset, England which includes the town of Verwood and surrounding localities. Verwood, once known for its pottery and brick-making industry, is a beautiful, quiet town surrounded by countryside, farms, and woodlands. The area is known for its serene beauty, garnished with picturesque landscapes providing a peaceful environment for residents.

Prominent amenities include shopping centres, primary and secondary schools, sports facilities, healthcare centres, and more. Natural attractions such as the Moors Valley Country Park and Forest are a highlight, offering expansive green spaces, walking trails, and recreational activities.

The BH31 area is well-connected in terms of transportation. It has access to the main road network through the A31 leading to the M27 and M3 for connections to the whole south coast and London. Although the region lacks a railway station, the nearest station is accessible within a 30-minute drive. Public bus services also operate, connecting BH31 to other local towns and Bournemouth city centre.

Education is served by several primary schools and the Emmanuel Middle School. Further, the residents can access Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth, both well-reputed and within commuting distance. Healthcare is widely available, with a number of GP surgeries, dental practices, and the larger Royal Bournemouth Hospital within reach.

The BH31 postcode is appreciated for its quiet, community-oriented life, and access to both countryside retreats and town amenities. This makes it a desirable locale for those seeking a balanced lifestyle in terms of work, education, healthcare, and peaceful living.

Imagine a lively community filled with young families:

  • Lots of kids aged 5-14: A Major part of this postcode area has a higher number of families with children between 5 and 14 compared to other areas, suggesting a youthful and energetic atmosphere.
  • Parents in their 40s and 50s: Most parents are likely aged between 45 and 64, creating a dynamic mix of young families and established residents.
  • Fewer elderly residents: There are fewer people over 65 compared to the national average, contributing to a younger overall feel.
  • Mix of housing, mostly terraces: While not as common as detached houses, terraced houses are more frequent here than the average.
  • Diverse jobs, with some manual labor: Residents have a variety of occupations, but managerial roles are common alongside process, plant, and machine operator jobs.

Think of a vibrant neighborhood with playgrounds buzzing with activity, parents enjoying their mid-life, and a good mix of professionals and skilled workers.

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

Electoral Wards

The BH31 postcode area covers Verwood electoral wards.

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BH31 Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of BH31 postcode area is 10,870. 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 10,422, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 212. In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (5,831), followed by No religion (4,275).

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (2,943), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (1,826).

Economic Status

Most people in the BH31 postcode area mentioned they are Retired (3,528), while 3,339 adults mentioned they are Employee: Full-time.

Education

Regarding education, 2,735 adults have Level 4 education, while 1,428 have Level 2 education. The most common occupations in the BH31 area are

  • Professional occupations (1027)
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (827), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (688)

Age

The average age of people living in postcode BH31 is 47 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (2333), Between 75 to 100 (2152), and Between 55 to 64 (2133).

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 BH31 has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (2,213) followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (1,454), and Intermediate occupations (1,392).

Postcodes in BH31

There are total 3 postcode sectors present in the BH31 (listed below). The postcode BH31 has a total of 486 postcodes.

ONS Administrative Info of BH31
NameType
AreaBH31
Ward

Verwood

LTLA22Dorset
UTLA22Dorset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland

Dorset, BH31 Postcode Crime rate over the last 12 Months

Dorset, BH31 Postcode Area Crime rate by Month

1

Anti-social behaviour

6

Other theft

1

Public order

3

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

6

Vehicle crime

7

Violence and sexual offences

2

Anti-social behaviour

3

Burglary

1

Criminal damage and arson

2

Other theft

4

Shoplifting

8

Violence and sexual offences

4

Anti-social behaviour

1

Burglary

1

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other crime

1

Other theft

5

Public order

1

Shoplifting

2

Vehicle crime

6

Violence and sexual offences

3

Anti-social behaviour

2

Burglary

5

Criminal damage and arson

2

Other theft

1

Shoplifting

1

Vehicle crime

15

Violence and sexual offences

4

Anti-social behaviour

2

Burglary

4

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other theft

4

Public order

1

Shoplifting

1

Vehicle crime

10

Violence and sexual offences

8

Anti-social behaviour

2

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other theft

3

Public order

2

Shoplifting

2

Vehicle crime

12

Violence and sexual offences

11

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

1

Burglary

7

Criminal damage and arson

2

Other crime

3

Other theft

1

Public order

5

Shoplifting

2

Vehicle crime

9

Violence and sexual offences

8

Anti-social behaviour

2

Burglary

1

Drugs

1

Other theft

2

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

2

Vehicle crime

7

Violence and sexual offences

5

Anti-social behaviour

2

Other theft

1

Public order

4

Shoplifting

2

Vehicle crime

16

Violence and sexual offences

11

Anti-social behaviour

3

Burglary

4

Criminal damage and arson

6

Other theft

4

Public order

4

Vehicle crime

20

Violence and sexual offences

4

Anti-social behaviour

9

Criminal damage and arson

3

Public order

3

Vehicle crime

19

Violence and sexual offences

8

Anti-social behaviour

2

Burglary

9

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

1

Other theft

4

Public order

1

Shoplifting

2

Vehicle crime

17

Violence and sexual offences

5

Anti-social behaviour

3

Burglary

11

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other crime

1

Other theft

3

Public order

2

Shoplifting

6

Vehicle crime

20

Violence and sexual offences

10

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

2

Burglary

13

Criminal damage and arson

1

Drugs

4

Other theft

3

Public order

3

Shoplifting

2

Vehicle crime

11

Violence and sexual offences

7

Anti-social behaviour

4

Burglary

12

Criminal damage and arson

1

Other theft

3

Public order

2

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

3

Vehicle crime

10

Violence and sexual offences

Sold House Prices in BH31 postcode area over the last 12 Months

Sold House Prices in BH31 postcode area by Month

House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£531,666.67£385,000.00 - £725,000.003
Terraced£270,000.00£270,000.00 - £270,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£470,333.33£397,000.00 - £600,000.006
Terraced£315,000.00£315,000.00 - £315,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£552,500.00£310,000.00 - £685,000.006
Flat£198,666.67£158,000.00 - £280,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£491,000.00£325,000.00 - £570,000.005
Flat£252,500.00£210,000.00 - £295,000.002
Other£250,000.00£250,000.00 - £250,000.001
Semi-Detached£463,333.33£400,000.00 - £495,000.003
Terraced£302,500.00£290,000.00 - £315,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£485,892.86£355,000.00 - £670,000.0014
Flat£188,000.00£188,000.00 - £188,000.002
Semi-Detached£313,333.33£300,000.00 - £340,000.003
Terraced£265,000.00£255,000.00 - £285,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£420,000.00£390,000.00 - £450,000.002
Semi-Detached£400,000.00£400,000.00 - £400,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£469,750.00£313,000.00 - £785,000.008
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£478,000.00£375,000.00 - £645,000.0010
Flat£199,250.00£150,000.00 - £248,500.002
Semi-Detached£305,166.67£270,000.00 - £335,000.003
Terraced£289,500.00£262,000.00 - £325,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£440,937.50£270,000.00 - £550,000.008
Terraced£270,000.00£230,000.00 - £310,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£488,750.00£335,000.00 - £600,000.004
Other£7,500,000.00£7,500,000.00 - £7,500,000.001
Semi-Detached£354,000.00£354,000.00 - £354,000.001
Terraced£343,500.00£277,000.00 - £410,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£513,750.00£332,500.00 - £727,500.0010
Semi-Detached£379,900.00£290,000.00 - £495,450.006
Terraced£257,700.00£201,500.00 - £300,000.005
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£562,250.00£469,000.00 - £670,000.008
Other£7,480,000.00£220,000.00 - £22,000,000.003
Semi-Detached£375,857.14£315,000.00 - £435,000.007
Terraced£234,300.00£190,000.00 - £270,000.005
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£526,250.00£400,000.00 - £635,000.008
Flat£197,500.00£195,000.00 - £200,000.002
Other£120,000.00£120,000.00 - £120,000.001
Semi-Detached£310,000.00£265,000.00 - £355,000.002
Terraced£176,000.00£176,000.00 - £176,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£520,000.00£520,000.00 - £520,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£493,807.69£315,000.00 - £677,000.0013
Flat£180,000.00£150,000.00 - £210,000.002
Terraced£290,375.00£251,500.00 - £325,000.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£534,090.91£375,000.00 - £720,000.0011
Flat£152,500.00£152,500.00 - £152,500.001
Other£890,000.00£890,000.00 - £890,000.001
Semi-Detached£309,000.00£208,000.00 - £425,000.003
Terraced£297,500.00£295,000.00 - £300,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£532,175.00£392,500.00 - £695,000.0020
Flat£190,083.33£172,250.00 - £203,000.003
Semi-Detached£358,100.00£300,000.00 - £520,000.005
Terraced£286,500.00£265,000.00 - £301,000.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£497,730.77£377,500.00 - £765,000.0013
Flat£193,750.00£95,000.00 - £292,500.002
Semi-Detached£340,666.67£282,000.00 - £450,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£506,437.50£353,000.00 - £650,000.0016
Flat£216,666.67£195,000.00 - £255,000.003
Semi-Detached£331,000.00£310,000.00 - £352,000.002
Terraced£296,900.00£270,000.00 - £350,000.005
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£517,450.00£405,000.00 - £650,000.0012
Semi-Detached£325,000.00£325,000.00 - £325,000.001
Terraced£294,690.00£263,500.00 - £325,000.005
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£527,062.50£385,000.00 - £685,000.008
Flat£186,500.00£180,000.00 - £193,000.002
Terraced£296,650.00£280,000.00 - £310,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£564,636.36£415,000.00 - £1,095,000.0011
Flat£200,000.00£200,000.00 - £200,000.001
Other£1,890,125.00£1,890,125.00 - £1,890,125.001
Semi-Detached£282,500.00£275,000.00 - £290,000.002
Terraced£297,500.00£265,000.00 - £330,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£590,600.00£390,000.00 - £1,000,000.0010
Flat£190,000.00£190,000.00 - £190,000.001
Semi-Detached£310,500.00£230,000.00 - £362,000.004
Terraced£192,500.00£116,000.00 - £300,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£503,000.00£335,000.00 - £725,000.0011
Flat£190,500.00£186,000.00 - £195,000.002
Other£280,000.00£280,000.00 - £280,000.001
Semi-Detached£396,250.00£392,500.00 - £400,000.002
Terraced£280,500.00£225,000.00 - £355,000.007
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£528,611.11£390,000.00 - £780,000.009
Semi-Detached£320,000.00£305,000.00 - £335,000.002
Terraced£250,500.00£246,000.00 - £255,000.002
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£478,500.00£360,000.00 - £654,000.008
Flat£265,000.00£180,000.00 - £350,000.002
Semi-Detached£365,000.00£365,000.00 - £365,000.001
Terraced£281,500.00£268,000.00 - £295,000.002
Schools in the BH31 Postcode Area

NamePupilsAgePostcode
Emmanuel Middle Church of England Middle SchoolSecondary, Good436 9-13BH316JF
Hillside Community First SchoolPrimary, Good229 5-9BH317HE
Verwood Church of England First SchoolPrimary, Outstanding308 2-9BH316JF
Trinity Church of England First SchoolPrimary, Outstanding132 4-9BH317PG
Amenities in the BH31 Postcode Area
  • White Owls B&B, BH31 6JJ
  • Monmouth Ash, BH31 6DT
  • The Swans, BH31 6UL
  • Cafe Lifestyle, BH31 6WW
  • Crane Valley Golf Club, BH31 7LH
  • Verwood Heathland Heritage Centre, BH31 6HF
  • Al Trullo, BH31 7AJ
  • Cafe Aroma, BH31 7AQ
  • WM Morrison Supermarket Plc, BH31 6UQ
  • Lidl, BH31 7AJ
  • Tesco, BH31 7AQ
  • Champagne Chinese Takeaway, BH31 6DS
  • Harlees Fish & Chips, BH31 6EB
  • Kebab and Pizza Hot, BH31 7AQ
  • Oakhouse Foods, BH31 6AX
  • Verwood Day Centre, BH31 7QE
  • Verwood House Care Home, BH31 7AH
  • Sweet Spot Sweet Shop, BH31 7PU
  • Verwood Sports & Social Club, BH31 6HA
  • Breakfast & Lunch Club, BH31 6DR
  • Renoufs Wine Bars, BH31 7AA
  • St Michael's Lunch Club, BH31 6DZ
  • Tibbles Teepees, BH31 6XW
  • The Southern Co-Operative Ltd, BH31 7AL
  • Andrews Butchers (Verwood) Ltd, BH31 6DS
  • Lidl GmbH, BH31 7AJ
  • Central Stores, BH31 7AD
  • Caterlink, BH31 6JF
  • Chartwells (Verwood First School), BH31 6JF
  • Hillside Pre-School Breakfast Club, BH31 7HE
  • Orchard Day Nursery, BH31 7PG
  • Trinity CE School - Hants County Council Catering, BH31 7PG