Statistics and census information
Over 1,000 pages of statistics on Dorset including population, education, employment, health, housing and the environment - now divided into data by topic and data by area. Everything from the detailed statistics to include in a business plan to fascinating facts.
Our data particularly relates to the county council area but if you require data on adjacent areas such as Poole and Bournemouth please use the "Partnership data" button below. For more information on original data sources (together with links) access our Guide to Data Sources Feb 2012 (pdf, 47kb) (opens in a new window)
Last July the first of the 2011 Census data was released. The table below gives the key figures for Dorset.
|Area||Total Census Population|
|Dorset County Council Area||412,900|
|Weymouth & Portland||65,200|
Source: Office for National Statistics, 2011 Census Data. Figures rounded and may not sum.
The national census was carried out in March 2011 with the first results available on 16 July 2012.
Data by Topic
This area provides data on Dorset arranged by topics such as population, deprivation, housing etc.
Data by Area
Profiles of geographical areas, be they towns, districts, parishes, wards or settlements.
Dorset population - key facts
This data gives you key population facts and figures.
Publications available online
This area brings together all the published statistical documents available (as PDFs) in a variety of places within the 'Facts and figures' section.
This page highlights recent data and reports that have been added to the facts and figures part of the website.
The county council works with a number of partners and this area links to their research and data. The area includes a link to the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment available on NHS Dorset's website.
Dorset Databook 2011
The Dorset Databook is the key statistical publication for Dorset County Council.