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Dorset

Unitary County in South West England

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NameStatusPopulation
Census
2001-04-29
Population
Census
2011-03-27
Population
Census
2021-03-21
DorsetUnitary County346,115365,153379,579
BeaconWard5,0675,1515,168
BeaminsterWard3,9194,1074,261
Blackmore ValeWard4,0064,3924,495
BlandfordWard8,89210,32510,355
BridportWard13,83314,62714,628
Chalk ValleysWard4,5204,5834,781
Charminster St Mary'sWard3,5234,7605,163
Chesil BankWard3,9683,9913,930
ChickerellWard6,6326,9347,820
Colehill & Wimborne Minster EastWard8,4458,3958,678
Corfe MullenWard10,14710,13310,379
Cranborne & AlderholtWard5,0025,0375,031
Cranborne ChaseWard5,7085,4515,178
CrosswaysWard3,2223,5683,737
Dorchester EastWard7,5327,8668,228
Dorchester PoundburyWard7532,2664,070
Dorchester WestWard7,8858,9289,068
EggardonWard4,8525,1055,302
Ferndown NorthWard8,1908,5138,698
Ferndown SouthWard7,3178,1208,803
GillinghamWard13,16315,76415,530
Hill Forts & Upper TarrantsWard4,7794,8594,980
Littlemoor & PrestonWard9,3249,3489,862
Lyme & CharmouthWard4,8535,0235,081
Lytchett Matravers & UptonWard11,20711,73012,541
Marshwood ValeWard4,3904,4844,556
Melcombe RegisWard3,8914,1944,301
PortlandWard12,77912,84413,562
Puddletown & Lower WinterborneWard4,9065,2775,491
RadipoleWard9,4509,5169,773
Rodwell & WykeWard14,19214,35413,916
Shaftesbury TownWard6,6657,3149,162
Sherborne EastWard4,3314,6724,390
Sherborne RuralWard4,8094,8294,958
Sherborne WestWard5,0184,8515,975
South East PurbeckWard4,5894,2424,133
Stalbridge & MarnhullWard4,9385,1355,153
St Leonards & St IvesWard6,6726,8597,905
Stour & Allen ValeWard4,7854,8684,961
Sturminster NewtonWard3,3254,5324,635
SwanageWard10,1249,6019,430
Upwey & BroadweyWard4,2954,3164,545
VerwoodWard12,06813,36013,716
WarehamWard9,7619,5679,848
WesthamWard8,3679,1769,504
West Moors & Three Legged CrossWard8,8109,0538,873
West ParleyWard3,5323,5853,659
West PurbeckWard8,7359,8339,847
Wimborne MinsterWard6,3776,7528,096
Winterborne & BroadmayneWard4,0994,2014,288
Winterborne NorthWard3,7864,0584,265
YetminsterWard4,6834,7044,911
South West EnglandRegion4,928,4345,288,9355,701,186

Source: UK Office for National Statistics (web).

Explanation: Wards as at May 2022. All area and population figures of wards are based on output areas. Thus, slight discrepancies are possible compared to the actual ward boundaries that are depicted in the map.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (C 2021)
Males184,413
Females195,166
Age Groups (C 2021)
0-14 years53,527
15-64 years213,777
65+ years112,280
Age Distribution (C 2021)
0-9 years33,186
10-19 years39,482
20-29 years32,049
30-39 years36,655
40-49 years40,450
50-59 years56,679
60-69 years55,820
70-79 years53,310
80+ years31,953
Country of Birth (C 2021)
UK354,852
EU11,242
Europe (other)1,061
Middle East & Asia5,315
Africa3,645
Other country3,464
Ethnic Group (C 2021)
White368,415
Asian4,305
Black1,082
Arab223
Mixed/multiple4,436
Other ethnic group1,119
Religion (C 2021)
Christian195,676
Muslim1,562
Hindu714
Sikh117
Buddhist1,613
Jewish453
Other religion2,361
No religion152,267

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