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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.

771k

total residents
estimates 2017

44.1

average age
estimates 2017

291

population density
estimates 2017

2.28

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 a 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 shown on the left males shown on the left.

Dorset population pyramid by year

Dorset population share by decade of age

Ordered from most to 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
0-15127k16.5%
16-64453k58.8%
65+191k24.8%

Dorset average age rank

Comparison of county average age to other counties, 2017 population estimates.

Dorset average age rank by year

Dorset population average age

Annual area statistics of population average age compared to country statistics.

Dorset population average age by year

Dorset residential areas map

Purple-colored area is a business or an industrial area. Green-colored area is more quite and better for living. Mapping is based on UK Census 2011 data. Color is ratio of number of residents divided by a number of workday people.

Dorset residential areas map

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Dorset population changes

Dorset crime statistics

Dorset salary and unemployment

Dorset home features

Dorset real estate market

Dorset home energy certificates

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