Key facts on population
This area provides the latest population figures for people of working age, older people, and for children in the Dorset area. Latest available population figures for major towns and settlements in the county are also provided here.
Registrar General's mid-year home population mid-year estimates (MYE's) by broad age bands 2011
|Area||Total Population||% aged 0-15||% aged 16-64||%aged 65+|
|England and Wales||56,170,900||18.8||64.6||16.5|
|Bournemouth Unitary Authority||183,500||15.4||66.8||17.8|
|Poole Unitary Authority||148,100||17.4||62.1||20.5|
|Dorset (DCC Area)||413,800||16.2||58.4||25.4|
|Dorset (including Poole and Bournemouth)||745,300||16.3||61.2||22.5|
|Weymouth and Portland||65,100||16.6||62.2||21.1|
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS) Note: 2011 Mid Year Estimates are based on new 2011 Census data.
Note: Figures rounded
Population for Dorset towns and settlements, 2011
Bridport (built up area)
Lytchett Minster & Upton
Source: ONS, 2011 Census