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Dorset population statistics

In 2017, there were 771k residents in Dorset county with an average age of 44.1 years. Population density was 291 residents per square kilometer. In England and Wales, the average age was 40. Based on Census, there were 2.28 residents per household in 2011.


total residents
estimates 2017


average age
estimates 2017


population density
estimates 2017


residents per household
Census 2011

Dorset population density map

shows a number of residents per square kilometer(km2), estimates from 2017.

Dorset population density map

Dorset population average age map

Population average age by LSOA (County) in 2017.

Dorset population average age map

Dorset population growth

Total population per year outlines headcount differences.

Dorset population growth

Dorset births and deaths

by year. Figures are for deaths registered, rather than deaths occurring in each calendar year. It can take months for a death referred to a coroner to be registered.

Dorset births and deaths

Dorset population pyramid

shows the distribution of various age groups in a population in 2017. Females are shown on the left, males are shown on the right.

Dorset population pyramid by year

Dorset population share by decade of age

Ordered from the most to the least populous age group, 2017.

Dorset population share by decade of age by year

Dorset population by working age group

age grouphead-countshare in population

Dorset average age rank

Comparison of counties average ages, 2017 population estimates.

Dorset average age rank by year

Dorset population average age

Annual area statistics of Dorset's population average age compared to country statistics.

Dorset population average age by year

Dorset residential areas map

Purple-colored areas are business or industrial areas. Green-colored areas provide quieter surroundings and better living. Map is based on a UK Census 2011 data. Colors calculated from the ratio of number of residents divided by a number of workday people.

Dorset residential areas map

Associated reports:

Dorset population changes

Dorset home energy certificates

Dorset energy costs

Dorset salary and unemployment

Dorset real estate market

Dorset crime statistics

Dorset home features

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