Data by Area
Profiles of geographical areas, be they towns, districts, parishes, wards or settlements.
New 2011 Census data has just been released down to Parish level and below. This is currently being processed and will be made available on this website as soon as possible. Find out more about the Census Data Release - Timetable for Dorset.
More and more output is being produced at ever smaller geographical areas. The highest level is the Dorset Keyfacts information which gives details on the whole county. If you wish to identify the geographical area covered by various datasets, be they in districts; parishes; wards; census output areas; or postcodes use the layer tab in the Dorset Explorer mapping system.
Keyfacts on Dorset - general
This page gives the key facts on the Dorset area at a glance. It includes the latest data available at September 2011 and covers area, environment, people, housing and economy.
Town factsheets and profiles of larger settlements
These factsheets bring together a wide variety of information on the key towns in Dorset, together with profiles of 15 other large settlements.
District profile leaflets and documents
New profile leaflets were produced in November 2010 to replace the version published in 2004-2005. The new profiles include a profile of each district/borough area and one leaflet covering the wider Dorset county area.
Electoral division profiles, 2013
Statistical profiles of the 42 areas covered by Dorset's County Councillors
Economic and labour market profiles, 2011
A set of profiles for the Dorset economy and labour market presented by local authority.
2001 Census Profiles
In this area you will find profiles created from the 2001 Census.
1991 Census Parish Profiles
In this area you will find the data from the 1991 Census for individual parishes.
Rural facilities survey
The rural facilities survey provides a comprehensive database of the facilities found in each rural settlement in Dorset. It includes facilities such as shops, post offices, pubs and schools.
Knowing your community
Information is gathered about our communities from many sources, the most well-known of which is the National Census. Based on this information, and working with Dorset County Council, Purbeck District Council has been able to produce profiles of the district.
Weymouth & Portland Community Profiles
The council is committed to meeting the different needs of different people living in Weymouth and Portland. In order to do this we use key data to inform service planning and decision making.
ACORN Profiles, 2010
A socio-economic classification of the population into categories, groups and types. The data is built up from various household returns such as the national Census together with sample surveys.
North Dorset Ward community profiles
We have commissioned community profiles for each of the 28 wards in North Dorset to improve our knowledge of the wards and key parishes in the district. These detailed profiles will help to identify and measure key social and economic differences and any significant gaps within the district.