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Key Facts about Bournemouth

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Things you always wanted to know about the town...

  1. Size – 17.83 sq miles (46.15 sq km)
  2. 21 Conservation Area designations
  3. 7 miles of curved sandy beaches with four European Blue Flags, two Quality Coast Awards and a Green Tourism Business Scheme Silver Award
  4. Average of 7.7 hours a day of summer sunshine
  5. 842 hectares (2,080 acres) of parks and gardens with fourteen gardens holding the Green Flag Award (recognising environmental protection, community use and safety & cleanliness)
  6. Civic Trust Awards (2001): Bournemouth was awarded two awards, for the conversion of The Square from a roundabout to a Civic space and for transforming Knyveton Gardens to a sensory garden for those with disabilities
  7. Population from Census 2011 is 183,491, the 2013-based mid-year estimate is 188,700 and the population is projected to reach almost 225,000 by 2037 (ONS 2012 based sub-national projections).
  8. 140,284 on the Electoral Roll (2013)
  9. Nearly 18,000 students attended Bournemouth University in 2012/13 - (68% on full-time undergraduate courses).  A further 2,900 attended  the Arts University Bournemouth in the same period.
  10. Over 2,500 overseas students attending Bournemouth University in 2012/13
  11. A total of 41 schools with 21,570 pupils (Schools' Census, January 2014) 
  12. Just over 11,200 blue badges (personal and institution) held in Bournemouth in 2010. 
  13. Just over 2.54 million rail passenger began or finished their journey at Bournemouth station in 2009/10
  14. 72,900 employed in Bournemouth work in the service sector (BRES, NOMIS, 2012). 
  15. Claimant rate for July 2014 was 1.8% (NOMIS)
  16. The claimant count  was 2,209 in July 2014 (NOMIS)
  17. Median gross weekly earnings for 2013 for the Bournemouth residents was £481 representing 93% of the England and Wales figure (ASHE, ONS)
  18. The average house price for Jan-Mar 2014 was £214,500 (Land Registry)
  19. 50% of household waste recycled 2012/13.  11 neighbourhood recycling centres in Bournemouth (2014)
  20. 1,140 planning applications determined in the last financial year (2013/14).  (DLGS, Planning & Transport) 
  21. 693 (gross) and 639 (net) new dwellings constructed 2012/13
  22. Bournemouth Airport: almost 1 million passengers (in 2007/08) to more than 50 destinations including USA, Europe and Channel Islands and over 11,000 tonnes of freight
  23. 95 minutes rail journey to London Waterloo
  24. Fast Ferry from Poole to France (Cherbourg) or Channel Islands (service resumed 28 February 2011) 
  25. Just over 57 kilometres of Principal Type roads within the Borough.

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