Summary Statistics


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Population Density

All Usual ResidentsDensity (number of persons per hectare)
England & Wales 56,075,912 3.7
South West 5,288,935 2.2
Dorset 412,905 1.6
Christchurch 47,752 9.5
East Dorset 87,166 2.5
North Dorset 68,583 1.1
Purbeck 44,973 1.1
West Dorset 99,264 0.9
Weymouth & Portland 65,167 15.6
Bournemouth 183,491 39.7
Poole 147,645 22.8
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 744,041 2.8


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Age Structure

All Usual Residents Age 0-15 % Age 0-15 Age 16-64 % Age 16-64 Age 65+ % Age 65+ Mean Age Median Age
England & Wales 56,075,912 10,579,132 18.9 36,273,707 64.7 9,223,073 16.4 39.4 39
South West 5,288,935 929,678 17.6 3,323,813 62.8 1,035,444 19.6 41.6 42
Dorset 412,905 67,309 16.3 241,451 58.5 104,145 25.2 45.2 47
Christchurch 47,752 7,463 15.6 26,102 54.7 14,187 29.7 47.1 49
East Dorset 87,166 13,609 15.6 49,238 56.5 24,319 27.9 46.9 49
North Dorset 68,583 12,353 18.0 41,431 60.4 14,799 21.6 42.8 44
Purbeck 44,973 7,295 16.2 26,731 59.4 10,947 24.3 44.9 47
West Dorset 99,264 15,728 15.8 57,258 57.7 26,278 26.5 46.2 49
Weymouth & Portland 65,167 10,861 16.7 40,691 62.4 13,615 20.9 42.8 44
Bournemouth 183,491 28,267 15.4 122,913 67.0 32,311 17.6 40.0 38
Poole 147,645 25,659 17.4 91,828 62.2 30,158 20.4 42.1 42
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 744,041 121,235 16 456,192 61 166,614 22 42 42


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Household Composition

Count of all Households % of households headed by one person or couple aged 65+ % of households married with or without dependents % of households cohabiting with or without dependents % of households lone parents % All Others
England & Wales 23,366,044 20.6 33.2 9.8 10.6 25.7
South West 2,264,641 24.0 34.0 9.9 8.9 23.3
Dorset 180,213 30.6 35.1 8.4 7.6 18.4
Christchurch 21,475 36.4 31.2 7.8 7.3 17.4
East Dorset 37,564 33.6 38.0 7.0 7.0 14.5
North Dorset 28,670 27.0 38.3 9.1 7.0 18.6
Purbeck 19,583 29.7 35.8 8.7 8.0 17.7
West Dorset 44,386 31.4 34.3 8.2 7.0 18.9
Weymouth & Portland 28,535 25.1 31.4 10.1 9.8 23.6
Bournemouth 82,374 21.0 25.5 10.3 8.6 34.7
Poole 63,530 25.2 33.5 9.6 9.0 22.7
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 326,117 27.1 32.3 9.1 8.1 23.3


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Lone Parents

All lone parent households with dependent children % Lone parents in part time employment % Lone parents in full-time employment % Lone parents not in employment
England & Wales 1,662,205 33.4 26.0 40.6
South West 133,609 39.5 24.8 35.7
Dorset 8,511 43.3 25.8 30.9
Christchurch 911 40.7 24.7 34.6
East Dorset 1,528 29.6 26.1
North Dorset 1,272 42.0 26.7 31.3
Purbeck 927 45.4 24.6 30.0
West Dorset 1,970 46.9 26.6 26.4
Weymouth & Portland 1,903 39.9 22.2 37.9
Bournemouth 4,678 38.4 21.5 40.1
Poole 3,585 41.1 21.2 37.6
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 16,774 41.5 23.6 34.9


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Health & Care

All Usual Residents % Day to day activities limited a little and a lot % Health very good/ good % Health very bad/ bad % Provides unpaid care
England & Wales 56,075,912 17.9 81.2 5.6 10.3
South West 5,288,935 18.4 81.4 5.2 10.8
Dorset 412,905 20.1 80.5 5.0 11.9
Christchurch 47,752 22.4 78.2 5.8 12.5
East Dorset 87,166 19.7 81.1 4.6 12.5
North Dorset 68,583 17.5 83.0 4.2 10.6
Purbeck 44,973 19.5 80.9 5.0 12.7
West Dorset 99,264 20.3 80.3 5.0 12.0
Weymouth & Portland 65,167 21.6 79.0 5.9 11.5
Bournemouth 183,491 18.6 80.8 5.7 9.4
Poole 147,645 18.4 81.4 5.2 11.0
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 744,041 19.4 80.8 5.2 11.1


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Home Ownership

All Households % of households owner occupied % of households publicly rented % of households privately rented % All others
England & Wales 23,366,044 64.3 17.6 16.7 1.4
South West 2,264,641 68.2 13.3 17.1 1.4
Dorset 180,213 72.7 12.4 13.3 1.6
Christchurch 21,475 75.2 13.0 10.8 1.0
East Dorset 37,564 81.1 8.3 9.2 1.3
North Dorset 28,670 70.5 13.5 14.3 1.7
Purbeck 19,583 70.4 12.5 15.3 1.8
West Dorset 44,386 70.3 13.9 13.7 2.1
Weymouth & Portland 28,535 67.4 13.6 17.8 1.2
Bournemouth 82,374 57.8 11.2 30.0 1.0
Poole 63,530 71.2 11.5 16.2 1.1
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 326,117 68.7 11.9 18.1 1.3


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Household Spaces

All Household Spaces% All household spaces with no usual residents
England & Wales 24,429,618 4.4
South West 2,408,437 6.0
Dorset 195,059 7.6
Christchurch 23,142 7.2
East Dorset 38,979 3.6
North Dorset 30,416 5.7
Purbeck 22,140 11.5
West Dorset 49,339 10.0
Weymouth & Portland 31,043 8.1
Bournemouth 87,016 5.3
Poole 66,646 4.7
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 348,721 6.5


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Rooms and Central Heating

All Households Does not have central heating % Does not have central heating Average household size Average number of bedrooms per household
England & Wales 23,366,044 624,095 2.7 2.4 2.7
South West 2,264,641 82,523 3.6 2.3 2.8
Dorset 180,213 5,058 2.8 2.2 2.8
Christchurch 21,475 413 1.9 2.2 2.7
East Dorset 37,564 627 1.7 2.3 3.0
North Dorset 28,670 709 2.5 2.3 2.9
Purbeck 19,583 563 2.9 2.3 2.8
West Dorset 44,386 1,623 3.7 2.2 2.9
Weymouth & Portland 28,535 1,123 3.9 2.2 2.7
Bournemouth 82,374 3,106 3.8 2.2 2.5
Poole 63,530 1,490 2.3 2.3 2.7
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 326,117 9,654 3.0 2.2 2.7


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Communal Establishments

All communal establishmentsAll Usual residents in communal establishments
England & Wales 59,032 1,004,799
South West 7,872 113,851
Dorset 594 9,539
Christchurch 46 454
East Dorset 56 973
North Dorset 70 3,011
Purbeck 99 639
West Dorset 193 2,668
Weymouth & Portland 130 1,794
Bournemouth 421 4,353
Poole 117 2,542
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 1,132 16,434


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Cars

All Households % no cars or vans in household % 2 or more cars or vans in a household
England & Wales 23,366,044 25.6 32.2
South West 2,264,641 18.9 37.6
Dorset 180,213 15.5 41.0
Christchurch 21,475 17.9 35.9
East Dorset 37,564 10.3 50.1
North Dorset 28,670 12.0 45.9
Purbeck 19,583 14.5 41.8
West Dorset 44,386 15.7 39.4
Weymouth & Portland 28,535 24.7 29.6
Bournemouth 82,374 25.9 29.4
Poole 63,530 17.7 38.2
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 326,117 18.6 37.5


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Country of Birth

All Usual Residents % born in England % born in rest of UK % born in Rep. of Ireland % EU (Member Coutries in 2001) % EU (Accession Countries April 2001 to March 2011) % born elsewhere
England & Wales 56,075,912 80.0 6.6 0.7 1.6 2.0 9.0
South West 5,288,935 88.6 3.8 0.5 1.4 1.4 4.3
Dorset 412,905 91.0 3.4 0.4 1.3 0.7 3.1
Christchurch 47,752 91.2 3.1 0.6 1.1 0.6 3.3
East Dorset 87,166 91.8 3.3 0.4 1.2 0.4 2.9
North Dorset 68,583 89.7 3.4 0.3 1.6 1.3 3.6
Purbeck 44,973 91.2 3.4 0.4 1.7 0.6 2.6
West Dorset 99,264 91.3 3.1 0.4 1.2 0.5 3.4
Weymouth & Portland 65,167 90.7 4.0 0.4 1.2 1.0 2.7
Bournemouth 183,491 81.6 3.5 0.6 2.6 3.5 8.2
Poole 147,645 88.5 3.3 0.5 1.5 1.7 4.5
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 744,041 88.2 3.4 0.5 1.7 1.6 4.7


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Ethnic Group

All Usual Residents % White British % Black/ Minority Ethnic
England & Wales 56,075,912 80.5 19.5
South West 5,288,935 91.8 8.2
Dorset 412,905 95.5 4.5
Christchurch 47,752 95.1 4.9
East Dorset 87,166 96.2 3.8
North Dorset 68,583 94.7 5.3
Purbeck 44,973 96.2 3.8
West Dorset 99,264 95.7 4.3
Weymouth & Portland 65,167 94.9 5.1
Bournemouth 183,491 83.8 16.2
Poole 147,645 91.9 8.1
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 1,340,437 91.9 8.1


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Household language

All Households All people aged 16 and over in the household that have English as a main language % All people aged 16 and over in the household that have English as a main language No people in the household have English as a main language % No people in household have English as a main language
England & Wales 23,366,044 21,313,812 91.2 1,002,072 4.3
South West 2,264,641 2,171,555 95.9 45,198 2.0
Dorset 180,213 176,480 97.9 1,306 0.7
Christchurch 21,475 20,960 97.6 124 0.6
East Dorset 37,564 36,962 98.4 141 0.4
North Dorset 28,670 27,883 97.3 365 1.3
Purbeck 19,583 19,198 98.0 118 0.6
West Dorset 44,386 43,604 98.2 260 0.6
Weymouth & Portland 28,535 27,873 97.7 298 1.0
Bournemouth 82,374 73,494 89.2 4,898 5.9
Poole 63,530 60,641 95.5 1,223 1.9
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 326,117 310615 95.2 7427 2.3


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Working Patterns

All Usual Residents Aged 16 to 74 All Economically Active % in part-time employment % in full-time employment % self-employed % unemployed All Economically Inactive % retired % student % looking after home/family % sick/disabled % other
England & Wales 41,126,540 28,659,869 19.7 55.2 13.9 6.3 12,466,671 45.6 19.2 14.3 13.8 7.2
South West 3,856,715 2,710,787 21.5 53.2 16.0 4.7 1,145,928 53.3 16.5 12.5 12.1 5.6
Dorset 293,441 199,943 23.1 51.0 18.4 4.0 93,498 63.6 10.0 11.3 9.7 5.4
Christchurch 32,645 21,420 23.8 50.4 17.5 4.7 11,225 66.7 9.5 10.3 9.4 4.1
East Dorset 61,047 41,576 23.2 51.2 18.4 3.1 19,471 69.3 8.3 11.5 7.0 3.9
North Dorset 49,140 34,878 20.6 53.6 19.3 3.7 14,262 58.7 13.3 12.7 9.1 6.1
Purbeck 32,379 22,400 23.3 51.6 17.6 4.0 9,979 65.1 9.1 11.3 9.5 5.0
West Dorset 70,359 47,566 23.0 48.6 21.5 3.4 22,793 65.4 10.4 10.6 9.1 4.5
Weymouth & Portland 47,871 32,103 25.5 51.3 13.8 5.8 15,768 55.1 9.4 14.9 9.1
Bournemouth 137,574 96,017 19.0 53.3 14.5 5.5 41,557 40.5 26.7 11.8 14.9 6.2
Poole 106,391 75,720 21.4 55.5 14.4 4.5 30,671 56.0 13.1 14.1 11.4 5.4
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 537,406 371,680 21.7 52.5 16.6 4.5 165,726 56.4 14.7 11.9 11.3 5.6

Economically active people are employed or actively seeking employment.
Economically inactive people are not in work and do not meet the internationally agreed definition of unemployment. They are people without a job who have not actively sought work in the last four weeks and/or are not available to start work in the next two weeks.


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Occupations

All Usual Residents Aged 16 to 74 in employment % High skill occupation % Intermediate skill occupation % Low skill occupation
England & Wales 26,526,336 40.9 40.8 18.4
South West 2,560,384 39.7 42.6 17.7
Dorset 190,903 40.0 43.4 16.6
Christchurch 20,301 40.4 44.7 14.9
East Dorset 40,050 43.6 42.6 13.8
North Dorset 33,432 39.1 41.9 19.0
Purbeck 21,419 38.6 44.0 17.4
West Dorset 45,714 40.8 43.1 16.1
Weymouth & Portland 29,987 35.6 45.5 18.9
Bournemouth 89,186 40.3 42.8 16.9
Poole 71,709 40.1 43.3 16.6
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 351,798 40.1 43.2 16.7


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Qualifications

All Usual Residents Aged 16 and Over % of all usual residents aged 16 and over with no qualifications % of all usual residents aged 16 and over with higher level qualifications
England & Wales 45,496,780 22.7 27.2
South West 4,359,257 20.7 27.4
Dorset 345,596 21.3 27.0
Christchurch 40,289 23.4 25.1
East Dorset 73,557 21.5 27.7
North Dorset 56,230 20.0 26.9
Purbeck 37,678 21.6 25.7
West Dorset 83,536 20.1 30.8
Weymouth & Portland 54,306 22.5 22.5
Bournemouth 155,224 19.1 26.4
Poole 121,986 21.4 25.5
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 622,806 20.8 26.5


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Living Arrangements

Total living in a couple %Living in a couple: Married %Living in a couple: Cohabiting %Living in a couple: Same sex Not living in a couple: Total %Not living in a couple: Single %Not living in a couple: Divorced/Legally dissolved %Not living in a couple: Widowed %not living in a couple: other
England & Wales 25,739,400 79.1 19.4 1.5 18,793,750 61.1 15.6 15.0 8.4
South West 2,599,362 79.6 19.1 1.3 1,653,662 57.4 17.8 17.3 7.5
Dorset 217,975 83.3 15.7 1.0 119,483 50.7 19.0 22.6 7.7
Christchurch 25,036 82.9 15.7 1.4 14,819 48.3 18.9 25.5 7.4
East Dorset 49,094 86.8 12.4 0.9 23,534 50.1 17.4 25.0 7.5
North Dorset 36,068 82.9 16.2 0.9 17,964 52.3 18.3 21.0 8.3
Purbeck 23,809 83.1 15.8 1.0 13,263 51.3 18.8 22.4 7.5
West Dorset 52,472 83.4 15.6 1.0 28,874 49.9 19.1 23.3 7.7
Weymouth & Portland 31,496 78.7 20.2 1.1 21,029 52.6 21.5 18.2 7.7
Bournemouth 77,634 73.5 24.0 2.5 73,316 63.5 16.5 12.7 7.2
Poole 73,049 79.6 18.9 1.5 46,580 55.0 18.9 18.3 7.7
Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole 368,658 80.5 18.1 1.4 239,379 55.5 18.2 18.7 7.6