This report is a quarterly updated digest of key economic statistics for Poole and Bournemouth.
It contains data on the following topics:
- population size
- economic activity
- out-of-work benefit claimants
- workless households
- house prices and affordability
- private sector rents
- higher level qualifications
Key findings for Poole
- the employment rate for those aged 16-64 is 75.3% (The figure for GB is 74.5%.)
- the (modelled) unemployment rate is 3.2%(The figure for GB is 4.5%.)
- the out-of-work benefits claimant rate is 1.1% (It is 1.9% for GB.)
- 1,030 residents of Poole who were available for, and capable of, work claimed an out-of-work benefit in December 2017
- median hourly rate of pay for full-time employees who live in Poole is £13.20 (94% of GB median)
- median hourly rate of pay for full-time employees who work in Poole is £13.24 (95% of GB median )
- the ratio of lower quartile house prices to lower quartile resident FT earnings is 9.8 ( compared to 7.1 for England). This measures housing affordability in 2015.
- the average selling price for houses in Poole in November 2017 was £304,959 (£226,017 for UK). These are not simple averages. House prices in Poole rose by 4.9% over the year (compared to 5.1% for UK).
- private rental costs are relative to England. A two - 2 bedroom house in Poole has a median rent of £800 pcm compared to £650 for England.
Page last updated: 25 April 2019