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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. 139,283 on the Electoral Roll (March 2011)
  9. Over 17,500 students attended Bournemouth University in 2009/10 - (69.1% on full-time undergraduate courses)
  10. Just over 1,600 overseas students attending Bournemouth University in 2009/10
  11. A total of 34 schools with 19,063 pupils (Schools' Census, January 2011) 
  12. Just over 10,100 blue badges (personal and institution) issued in Bournemouth in 2004/2005. 
  13. Just over 2.54 million rail passenger began or finished their journey at Bournemouth station in 2009/10
  14. 76,300 employees in Bournemouth work in the service sector (BRES, NOMIS, 2009). 
  15. Unemployment rate for May 2011 was 3.3% (NOMIS)
  16. 3,556 were unemployed in May 2011 (NOMIS)
  17. Median gross weekly earnings for 2010 for the Bournemouth residents was £460 representing 91% of the England and Wales figure (ASHE, ONS)
  18. The average house price for May 2011 was £170,499 (Land Registry)
  19. 50% of household waste recycled 2009/10.  11 neighbourhood recycling centres in Bournemouth (December 2010)
  20. 1,456 planning applications determined in the last financial year (2010/11).  (DLGS, Planning & Transport) 
  21. 601 (gross) and 492 (net) new dwellings constructed 2010/11
  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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