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Parishes (M-Z), 1921-2001 Census Years

Census Parish Populations 1921-2001, Alphabetical List of Parishes (M-Z)

 

Parish

1921

1931

1951

1961

1971

1981

1991

2001

Maiden Newton

500

557

646

680

690

760

910

950

Manston

141

144

192

188

200

180

150

120

Mapperton

55

50

38

21

30

30

20

30

Mappowder

157

160

192

185

170

200

190

140

Margaret Marsh

59

48

51

46

50

50

50

60

Marnhull

1,213

1,175

1,152

1,293

1,630

1,840

1,820

1,970

Marshwood

243

293

293

293

300

300

280

280

Melbury Abbas

201

223

288

*303

*300

270

290

300

Melbury Bubb

110

80

92

80

80

70

60

50

Melbury Osmand

278

233

248

251

190

190

170

200

Melbury Sampford

50

52

57

50

40

40

40

40

Melcombe Horsey

137

119

162

174

140

150

140

150

Milborne St Andrew

*367

*446

*449

526

750

920

920

1,030

Milton Abbas

*467

*486

*535

558

790

430

770

780

Minterne Magna

*223

*257

*193

217

200

190

190

170

Moor Crichel

255

251

262

250

220

180

160

170

Morden

467

495

474

411

360

340

340

320

Moreton

365

332

298

327

310

290

300

260

Mosterton

195

183

177

177

220

360

520

630

Motcombe

*707

*685

*732

719

1,040

850

910

1,410

Nether Cerne

56

45

43

33

20

10

20

40

Nether Compton

216

210

234

224

230

340

290

310

Netherbury

1,110

1,065

1,109

1,072

1,000

980

1,060

1,260

North Poorton

34

35

26

22

30

30

30

20

North Wooton

55

55

62

51

40

40

50

50

Oborne

110

97

135

115

120

130

110

120

Okeford Fitzpaine

652

580

625

619

580

630

640

980

Osmington

351

341

708

539

450

430

500

600

Over Compton

104

98

86

103

130

150

160

160

Owermoigne

298

399

643

599

840

1,160

430

460

Pamphill

*685

*693

*696

*679

660

650

620

700

Pentridge

*215

*208

*219

168

160

190

200

210

Piddlehinton

268

260

797

616

280

430

430

380

Piddletrentide

*597

*579

*543

540

500

590

670

660

Pilsdon

43

46

34

44

50

40

60

50

Pimperne

*517

*454

*612

1,119

1,940

3,220

920

990

Portesham

497

518

419

412

470

450

660

700

Powerstock

559

527

511

440

380

400

370

440

Poxwell

*77

*60

58

54

50

50

40

50

Poyntington

108

100

138

136

110

140

140

140

Puddletown

761

792

762

795

1,020

950

1,090

1,180

Pulham

185

176

213

196

170

180

160

200

Puncknowle

*286

*273

*264

269

390

360

440

430

Purse Caundle

152

148

125

119

110

110

110

110

Rampisham

183

178

186

151

150

130

140

140

Ryme Intrinseca

152

149

123

129

130

160

130

140

Sandford Orcas

195

210

184

170

210

180

210

200

Seaborough

72

78

71

52

60

70

50

70

Shaftesbury

*1,812

*2,819

*3,303

3,372

3,980

3,940

6,180

6,680

Shapwick

304

282

232

214

230

180

200

200

Sherborne

6,396

6,542

5,987

6,053

7,270

7,570

8,740

9,310

Shillingstone

541

582

695

724

800

760

930

1,010

Shipton Gorge

235

212

200

210

270

320

330

310

Silton

178

156

149

131

150

130

140

140

Sixpenny Handley

724

719

783

732

680

820

1,030

1,170

South Perrott

213

166

127

155

170

220

250

260

Spetisbury

426

417

456

416

490

530

520

550

St Leonards & St Ives

  

1,788

3,374

4,520

6,280

6,530

6,660

Stalbridge

1,222

1,249

1,543

1,520

1,960

2,320

2,280

2,580

Stanton St Gabriel

54

46

46

92

80

100

110

110

Steeple

189

190

130

115

120

120

90

90

Stinsford

*374

*358

*322

329

330

290

370

350

Stockwood

33

36

53

44

40

30

30

20

Stoke Abbott

341

344

393

355

210

210

230

220

Stoke Wake

57

67

64

64

50

60

50

60

Stour Provost

445

392

446

453

510

500

580

560

Stourpaine

392

338

367

388

390

600

500

610

Stourton Caundle

254

263

318

371

360

340

370

410

Stratton

314

291

264

273

230

290

310

430

Studland

691

455

639

635

620

430

590

540

Sturminster Marshall

*899

*873

*1,080

1,189

1,160

1,150

1,460

1,810

Sturminster Newton

1,619

1,708

1,799

1,958

2,110

2,240

2,490

3,110

Sutton Waldron

134

146

157

172

210

170

180

190

Swanage

*7,106

*6,277

*6,866

8,120

8,560

8,650

9,520

10,120

Swyre

111

118

98

91

70

100

110

120

Sydling St Nicholas

346

341

383

338

320

320

380

400

Symondsbury

853

899

1,025

918

920

1,080

1,140

1,090

Tarrant Crawford

46

37

29

34

30

30

20

30

Tarrant Gunville

286

241

241

257

230

240

240

240

Tarrant Hinton

*142

*130

*4,155

211

190

160

180

190

Tarrant Keyneston

209

184

182

192

260

310

280

290

Tarrant Launceston**

*73

*59

*77

768

340

430

630

 

Tarrant Monkton**

212

153

127

891

1,740

1,660

1,130

 

Tarrant Rawston

48

41

75

67

60

60

60

50

Tarrant Rushton

126

137

363

128

100

110

110

110

Thorncombe

795

788

790

*743

*650

600

620

710

Thornford

357

311

341

359

630

640

780

840

Tincleton

151

143

121

176

150

110

140

150

Todber

129

111

105

108

100

130

80

140

Toller Fratrum

60

34

37

27

20

10

20

10

Toller Porcorum

267

296

255

225

210

220

340

310

Tolpuddle

236

223

213

203

240

280

310

340

Trent

342

353

314

293

320

300

290

320

Turners Puddle

61

92

87

59

50

40

50

50

Turnworth

104

100

73

48

50

50

60

40

Tyneham

196

165

     

0

Up Cerne

69

57

52

50

10

10

10

10

Verwood

1,217

1,605

*2,128

*2,820

3,510

6,110

10,210

13,530

Wareham Lady St Mary

*1,933

*2,366

*2,745

3,098

4,370

4,580

5,620

5,670

Wareham St Martin

*530

*769

*1,296

2,109

2,740

3,370

2,480

2,750

Warmwell

138

146

122

210

210

150

90

100

Watercombe

57

41

77

23

40

310

  

West Chelborough

52

46

31

29

40

20

30

40

West Compton

44

38

51

45

30

20

40

20

West Knighton

305

273

246

423

390

380

410

420

West Lulworth

797

1,083

1,168

1,054

1,000

910

960

760

West Moors**

1,130

1,671

2,947

*2,947

5,400

6,570

6,720

7,200

West Orchard

71

52

79

57

70

70

70

80

West Parley

   

*2,002

2,980

3,610

3,420

3,540

West Stafford

*185

*156

*164

157

240

250

240

270

West Stour

125

126

127

142

140

130

150

180

Whitcombe

39

37

41

50

40

30

60

10

Whitechurch Canonicorum

688

683

672

*635

*670

610

700

650

Wimborne Minster

*3,743

*4,075

*4,487

4,158

5,000

5,530

6,200

6,500

Wimborne St Giles

590

567

526

438

400

370

370

370

Winfrith Newburgh

784

*888

*587

626

570

600

680

730

Winterborne Came

101

109

76

67

70

50

40

40

Winterborne Clentston

76

88

74

86

80

70

40

50

Winterborne Herringston

62

51

51

34

20

30

30

30

Winterborne Houghton

160

165

151

126

160

170

190

200

Winterborne Kingston

314

336

348

361

450

490

480

620

Winterborne Monkton

101

105

122

128

120

60

70

80

Winterborne St Martin

422

516

487

510

520

590

740

770

Winterborne Steepleton

114

123

163

171

170

230

290

290

Winterborne Stickland

306

309

*462

474

530

550

520

570

Winterborne Whitechurch

*406

*371

462

503

480

560

570

710

Winterborne Zelston

110

99

96

96

110

120

120

140

Winterbourne Abbas

175

164

143

145

160

160

280

300

Witchampton

435

455

457

438

400

390

380

390

Woolands

372

340

323

336

340

460

540

560

Woodsford

154

131

116

181

240

290

100

80

Wool

2,290

*2,876

*4,314

3,709

4,130

5,190

4,330

4,140

Woolland

103

102

96

85

70

80

80

80

Wootton Fitzpaine

423

410

342

*304

280

330

300

350

Worth Matravers

250

388

647

580

580

520

600

620

Wraxall

101

62

66

69

60

40

40

50

Wynford Eagle

132

132

97

73

60

50

60

60

Yetminster

522

438

573

576

810

900

990

1,080

Source : Census

* denotes boundary change

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