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Dorset 2011 Census

Welcome to the 2011 Census for Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Census statistics help paint a picture of who we are, how we live and what we do. They provide a detailed snapshot of the population and its characteristics.


Compare census data between any two areas against each other across 4 census topics.

Compare two areas


View census data for any area across 4 census topics and see how it stacks up against the district, county and national statistics.

Snapshot an area


Find out the stories behind the data in Dorset, based on analysis from our researchers.

The Dorset Village

How would Dorset look if it were a village with just 500 residents?

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Summary Stats

View and download the summary stats so you can do your own analysis!

Summary Stats

Everything else!

You can find extra data at, including Town Profiles and detailed research into the economy and labour market. You can also go directly to the 'nomis' site to get direct access to the census tables released by the Office of National Statistics.

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