Children and young people

This themed paper examines what the Census 2011 tells us about children and young people who are residents of Poole. It is one in a series of census theme papers. The other theme papers cover a wide variety of topics, such as housing tenure, unpaid care, older people and travel to work.

Key facts

  • on Census Day 2011, Poole had 147,645 residents
  • of these, 32,577 residents (22%) were aged 0-19. (For England & Wales the corresponding percentage was 24%).
  • of those aged 0-19 in Poole, 16,610 (51%) were males and 15,967 (49%) were females
  • of those aged 0-19, nearly one in ten (9.4%) came from a BME ethnic group. This is slightly higher than that for all of Poole’s residents (8.1%)
  • 328 children aged 0-15 were carers
  • nearly 1,000 (925) children aged 0-15 had a limiting long term illness or disability
  • there were 1,277 overcrowded households in Poole with dependent children
  • there were 3,596 lone parent households with at least one dependent child
  • there were 1,468 households with dependent children that did not have a car or van
  • those seeking a broader picture of children and young people in Poole, which goes beyond census data, should read our strategic assessment paper on children


Page last updated: 15 March 2019
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