In 2018, the total population of Dorset county was 772k and it increased by 73.1k people since 2002. That's 10.4% population growth . Population average age was 44.3 and it increased by 1.6 years since 2002. The county was ageing faster than England and Wales in which the age grew by 1.4 years in the same period. The population was growing slower than population in England and Wales which grew by 12.4%.

+73.1k

population growth since 2002

+10.4%

population growth since 2002

+1.6 yrs

average age change since 2002

Dorset headcount change map

Compares the latest population estimates with population estimates in 2002 and shows percentage difference.

Dorset headcount change rank

Compares speed of population growth to other counties. Areas with the highest population growth are on the left. Shows relative population change between 2002 and 2018.

Dorset population growth rate

Shows year over year population change.

Dorset population growth

Shows total population by year.

Dorset average age change map

Shows population's average age change since 2002.

Dorset population average age change rank

Compares the speed of average age change in the counties. Areas with the fastest ageing population are on the left, the areas with their population becoming younger are on the right. Compares change between 2002 and 2018.

Dorset population average age

Annual statistics of population's average age.

Dorset male and female average age

Annual statistics of population's average age by sex.

Dorset population changes compared to other counties

Comparison to other counties. Metrics show a percentage change in the headcount between 2002 and 2018 on y-axis and change of the population's average age on x-axis. The size of the circle is directly proportional to the total population in 2018.