Hamworthy East ward

Hamworthy East ward is located in the south west of Poole and shares boundaries with Hamworthy West. The Twin Sails Bridge, Poole’s second harbour crossing, opened to the public in April 2012, is located in the east of the ward. The bridge will provide critical infrastructure for 26 hectares of brown field land covering parts of Poole Town and Hamworthy East, one of the largest regeneration areas in the South West. Hamworthy Park and beach, a traditional seaside park and Hamworthy Outdoor Education Centre are located in the south of the ward.

Key facts

  • in 2011 the resident population of Hamworthy East ward was 6,042 people with 2,686 households
  • a lower proportion of residents in Hamworthy East ward described their health as being ‘very good’, with 44.8% compared to 46.5% in Poole
  • a greater proportion of its residents reported that their day-to-day activities were limited by a long-term illness or disability, with 20.5% compared with 18.5% in Poole
  • owner occupation in Hamworthy East ward is lower than in Poole overall. The proportion of residents living in socially rented accommodation is higher than both Poole and England and Wales
  • this ward has a higher proportion of its households with no adults in employment with dependent children compared with Poole
  • the proportion of the economically active population aged 16-74 who are unemployed was higher in Hamworthy East ward than in Poole
  • among the economically inactive population there are higher proportions of long-term sickness or disability in Hamworthy East ward
  • residents of Hamworthy East ward are less qualified than Poole overall with 26.1% having no qualifications compared to 21.4% in Poole 

More details about the Hamworthy East ward 2011 census area profile.

Page last updated: 22 February 2019
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