BH4 (Bournemouth) area guide

The BH4 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Bournemouth, Branksome East, Talbot and Branksome Woods, Westbourne, Westbourne and West Cliff.


A Mouseprice property guide for BH4 Bournemouth is coming soon. In the meantime, please have a look at the raw data and statistics about BH4 that can be found by click the relevant links on the left hand side.

Old area guide:

The commentary below was written for the website in 2006, please be aware that the comments below might be out of date. We recommend disregarding these comments in favour of the data that can be found either above or in the other sections of this website.

Market trends:

Bournemouth propertyThe size of the property market in BH4 is 4906 homes.

Bournemouth propertyProperty in this postcode district (BH4) has been growing at a nominal annual rate of 11% over the last 5 years. This rate can be indicative ofa dynamic local economy and housing market. Property price growth in this area has significantly exceeded growth in earnings and the national average house price growth, and so the likelihood of it continuing will be dependent upon price earnings ratio, as well as investment by developers and local authorities in continually upgrading local infrastructure, schools, in addition to the continued strength of the local and national economies and any other economies upon which the area depends.

Bournemouth propertyThe average property in this postcode district was valued at £230113 over the last 3 months.

Bournemouth propertyPrice earnings ratio is an indicator of the affordability of property for someone on the average salary in the area. Price Earnings Ratio in this postcode district is 8.

Bournemouth propertyNew transactions as a percentage of overall sales are 10.1%.

Housing stock:

Bournemouth propertyOver half of the properties in the area are Flats, at 80.6% of the total housing stock.

Bournemouth propertyFor those buyers keen to purchase Semi- Detached Houses, this would not be an ideal area, because only 2.8% are this type.

Bournemouth propertyThe property in this area caters well for retirees and young couples who do not have large families.

Bournemouth propertySocially rented accommodation represents only a small percentage of rented accommodation in the area at 5.7%.

Bournemouth propertyThe majority of property in this area is owner occupied.

Bournemouth propertyThe average price of a two bed property in this area is higher than the national average of £187894 at £210901.

Who lives here:

Bournemouth propertyTotal population in this area is 8087.
Bournemouth propertyThis area is a haven for the retired, who make up 39.1% of the population.
Bournemouth propertySingle people make up 35.4% of the population in this postcode district.
Bournemouth propertyAverage working hours in this area for men are 42 and for women are 35.
Bournemouth propertyThis area has 35.8 people per square kilometre.
Bournemouth propertyThe largest source of work in this area is Wholesale & Retail (15.7% of workers), followed by Construction (15.4%).