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Current population

The most recent population figures for the Dorset area which are also known as "Mid-Year Estimates".

Registrar General's Mid-Year Home Population Estimates 2011

Area
2011
Christchurch
47,900
East Dorset
87,300
North Dorset
69,000
Purbeck
45,200
West Dorset
99,300
Weymouth & Portland
65,100
Dorset (excl. B'mouth & Poole)
413,800
Bournemouth UA
183,500
Poole UA
148,100
Dorset (incl. B'mth & Poole)
745,300
South West
5,300,800
England & Wales
56,170,900

(rounded)

For more detailed population figures (from the 2011 Census) for most of the above areas, select from the related articles below. You can also access a spreadsheet of the full  single year of age population data (excel, 349kb) (opens in a new window) with a wide range of geographies from England and Wales at the highest level down to Dorset parishes and wards.

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