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Reports are periodically produced by us to give a deeper understanding of the key issues affecting the people of Dorset.

142 Reports

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  • Our Communities Bulletin -The Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2019

    07 October 2019

    Our latest Our Communities bitesize bulletin looks at the latest release of the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in England. It focuses on Dorset Council, what’s changed since the last release in 2015 and how the data can be used. The index is measured at a small area level (called Lower-layer Super Output Areas – LSOAs) in England with an average of 1,500 residents in each. In a national context, Dorset as a whole does not score highly in relation to deprivation. However, we still have pockets of deprivation. Read the report to get the overall picture for Dorset.

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    Downloads: 115

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Dorset Housing and infrastructure

    20 September 2019

    This bulletin is part of a series which makes up the 2019 local economic assessment of Dorset. This bulletin looks at housing and transport in Dorset.

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    Downloads: 71

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Dorset Business

    20 September 2019

    This bulletin is part of a series which makes up the 2019 local economic assessment of Dorset. This bulletin looks at the sectors in Dorset and the strengths and weaknesses of the local economy.

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    Downloads: 60

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Dorset Overview

    20 September 2019

    A broad overview of Dorset's economy.

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    Downloads: 59

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Inclusive Dorset

    20 September 2019

    This bulletin is part of a series which makes up the 2019 local economic assessment of Dorset. This bulletin looks at economic deprivation and participation in Dorset.

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    Downloads: 48

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Competitive Dorset

    20 September 2019

    This bulletin is part of a series which makes up the 2019 local economic assessment of Dorset. This bulletin looks at competitiveness and productivity in Dorset.

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    Downloads: 33

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Dorset Environment

    20 September 2019

    This bulletin is part of a series which makes up the 2019 local economic assessment of Dorset. This bulletin looks at environmental sustainability and the value of the environment to Dorset.

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    Downloads: 29

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Dorset Labour market

    20 September 2019

    This bulletin is part of a series which makes up the 2019 local economic assessment of Dorset. This bulletin looks at the labour market in Dorset.

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    Downloads: 30

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Dorset Skills

    20 September 2019

    This bulletin is part of a series which makes up the 2019 local economic assessment of Dorset. This bulletin looks at skills levels and education in Dorset.

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    Downloads: 32

  • State of Dorset 2019

    16 August 2019

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. It covers 10 key areas: Economy, Deprivation, Older People, Children, Health and Care, Natural and Historic Environment, Leisure and Culture, Population, Crime, and Diversity, and covers the area of the new Dorset Council.

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    Downloads: 194

  • State of Dorset 2019 – Economy

    16 August 2019

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains the Economy topic and covers the area of the new Dorset Council.

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    Downloads: 89

  • 2018 Mid-Year Population Estimates in Dorset

    10 July 2019

    The Office for National Statistics have recently released the 2018 population estimates and components of change for the Dorset Council Area

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    Downloads: 241

  • State of Dorset 2019 – Deprivation

    24 May 2019

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains the Deprivation topic and covers the area of the new Dorset Council.

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    Downloads: 275

  • State of Dorset 2019 – Diversity

    24 May 2019

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains the Diversity topic and covers the area of the new Dorset Council.

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    Downloads: 178

  • State of Dorset 2019 – Population

    24 May 2019

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains the Population topic and covers the area of the new Dorset Council.

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    Downloads: 374

  • State of Dorset 2019 – Children

    24 May 2019

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains the Children topic and covers the area of the new Dorset Council.

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    Downloads: 184

  • State of Dorset 2019 – Crime

    24 May 2019

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains the Crime topic and covers the area of the new Dorset Council.

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    Downloads: 115

  • State of Dorset 2019 – Health and Wellbeing

    24 May 2019

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains the Health and Wellbeing topic and covers the area of the new Dorset Council.

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    Downloads: 158

  • State of Dorset 2019 – Leisure and Culture

    24 May 2019

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains the Leisure and Culture topic and covers the area of the new Dorset Council.

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    Downloads: 107

  • State of Dorset 2019 – Natural and Historic Environment

    24 May 2019

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains the Natural and Historic Environment topic and covers the area of the new Dorset Council.

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    Downloads: 105

  • State of Dorset 2019 – Older People

    24 May 2019

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains the Older People topic and covers the area of the new Dorset Council.

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    Downloads: 169

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Beacon

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Beacon Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 49

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Beaminster

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Beaminster Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 44

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Blackmore Vale

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Blackmore Vale Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 41

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Blandford

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Blandford Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 50

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Bridport

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Bridport Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 47

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Chalk Valleys

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Chalk Valleys Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 37

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Charminster

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Charminster Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 49

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Chesil Bank

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Chesil Bank Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 43

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Chickerell

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Chickerell Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 59

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Colehill

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Colehill Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 46

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Corfe Mullen

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Corfe Mullen Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 41

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Cranborne & Alderholt

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Cranborne & Alderholt Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 39

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Cranborne Chase

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Cranborne Chase Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 44

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Crossways

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Crossways Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 37

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Dorchester East

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Dorchester East Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 47

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Dorchester Poundbury

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Dorchester Poundbury Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 62

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Dorchester West

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Dorchester West Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 45

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Eggardon

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Eggardon Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 36

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Ferndown North

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Ferndown North Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 41

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Ferndown South

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Ferndown South Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 42

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Gillingham

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Gillingham Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 45

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Hillforts & Upper Tarrants

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Hillforts & Upper Tarrants Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 36

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Littlemoor & Preston

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Littlemoor & Preston Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 54

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Lyme & Charmouth

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Lyme & Charmouth Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 41

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Lytchett Matravers & Upton

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Lytchett Matravers & Upton Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 40

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Marshwood Vale

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Marshwood Vale Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 44

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Melcombe Regis

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Melcombe Regis Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 47

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Portland

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Portland Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 52

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Puddletown & Lower Winterborne

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Puddletown & Lower Winterborne Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 36

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Radipole

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Radipole Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 46

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Rodwell & Wyke

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Rodwell & Wyke Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 49

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Shaftesbury Town

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Shaftesbury Town Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 37

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Sherborne East

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Sherborne East Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 38

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Sherborne Rural

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Sherborne Rural Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 40

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Sherborne West

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Sherborne West Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 36

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - South East Purbeck

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the South East Purbeck Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 40

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - St Leonards & St Ives

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the St Leonards & St Ives Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 39

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Stalbridge & Marnhull

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Stalbridge & Marnhull Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 42

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Stour & Allen Vale

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Stour & Allen Vale Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 41

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Sturminster Newton

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Sturminster Newton Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 58

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Swanage

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Swanage Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 45

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Upwey & Broadwey

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Upwey & Broadwey Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 47

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Verwood

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Verwood Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 41

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Wareham

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Wareham Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 39

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - West Moors & Three Legged Cross

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the West Moors & Three Legged Cross Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 44

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - West Parley

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the West Parley Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 40

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - West Purbeck

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the West Purbeck Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 42

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Westham

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Westham Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 41

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Wimborne Minster

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Wimborne Minster Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 41

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Winterborne & Broadmayne

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Winterborne & Broadmayne Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 46

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Winterborne North

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Winterborne North Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 36

  • Electoral Ward Profiles 2019 - Yetminster

    03 May 2019

    A profile for the Yetminster Electoral Division, comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 42

  • Local Economic Assessment bulletin – Introduction & key stats

    27 March 2019

    This is a general introduction to the Local Economic Assessment bulletins and lists some key statistics about the Dorset Council area.

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    Downloads: 141

  • Our Communities Topic report - Brexit Bulletin 2019

    21 February 2019

    The Office for National Statistics released an analysis showing which parts of the country might feel the most impact of Brexit, based on the representation of employees by sector. This 2019 bulletin looks at the local picture for Dorset, updating our 2017 bulletin.

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    Downloads: 166

  • Christchurch Parliamentary Constituency Area 2018

    10 December 2018

    A profile for the Christchurch Parliamentary Constituency area comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 99

  • North Dorset Parliamentary Constituency Area 2018

    10 December 2018

    A profile for the North Dorset Parliamentary Constituency area comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 96

  • Mid Dorset and North Poole Parliamentary Constituency Area 2018

    10 December 2018

    A profile for the Mid Dorset & North Poole Parliamentary Constituency area comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 59

  • West Dorset Paliamentary Consituency Area 2018

    10 December 2018

    A profile for the West Dorset Parliamentary Constituency area comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 104

  • South Dorset Parliamentary Consituency Area 2018

    10 December 2018

    A profile for the South Dorset Parliamentary Constituency area comprising a range of data including population, households, health, unemployment and deprivation.

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    Downloads: 88

  • Our Communities - Tourism Bulletin

    03 October 2018

    This bulletin analyses the economic value of tourism in Dorset and the work being carried out by the council and its partners to promote tourism.

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    Downloads: 174

  • 2016 Parish Level Mid-Year Estimates

    02 October 2018

    Parish level population data from best fit of Census Output Area to parish geographies. Data is in 5yr age groups rounded to the nearest five.

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    Downloads: 168

  • 2017 Mid-Year Population Estimates in Dorset

    11 July 2018

    The Office for National Statistics recently released 2017 Mid-Year Population Estimates for Dorset.

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    Downloads: 530

  • Childhood Obesity

    28 June 2018

    Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the UK. This bulletin looks at the local situation and the actions being taken to tackle it.

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    Downloads: 195

  • 2016 ONS Sub-National Population Projections

    27 June 2018

    The population of DCC Dorset is expected to grow by 9% over the next 25 years according to the Office for National Statistics Sub-National Population Projections.

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    Downloads: 225

  • Carers in Dorset

    14 June 2018

    We are in the middle of Carers Week, which runs from 11th-17th June. The focus this year is on supporting carers to be ‘Healthy and Connected’. Research has found that 57% of carers have lost touch with family and friends, over a third (36%) feel uncomfortable talking to friends about caring and one in five carers are forced to give up work due to the demands of caring. 12% of Dorset’s population provides unpaid care, 830 of these are children under the age of 16. The following bulletin gives some information about Carers in Dorset and the impact of caring on the carer’s own health.

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    Downloads: 176

  • Our Communities - Fitness and Wellbeing

    11 May 2018

    A bulletin about physical fitness and mental well-being in Dorset, to coincide with national walking month and mental health awareness week.

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    Downloads: 226

  • Our Communities Topic Report - Revised Mid Year Estimates 2012 to 2016

    18 April 2018

    This new 'Our Communities' bulletin is about the release of revised population estimates from ONS – access to improved data means they have been able to make better estimates of the local impact of migration. Bournemouth – with its significant student population – has seen a considerable downward revision. The impact in the DCC area has been much smaller – an increase of about 200 overall, with the biggest changes evident in North Dorset (-150) and Christchurch (+160). Population data is essential for the County Council for service planning and understanding our communities.

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    Downloads: 294

  • State of Dorset 2018

    03 April 2018

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. It covers 10 key areas: Economy, Deprivation, Older People, Children, Health and Care, Natural and Historic Environment, Leisure and Culture, Population, Crime, and Diversity.

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    Downloads: 641

  • State of Dorset 2018 - Children

    03 April 2018

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains just the Children topic.

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    Downloads: 319

  • State of Dorset 2018 - Crime

    03 April 2018

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains just the Crime topic.

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    Downloads: 219

  • State of Dorset 2018 - Leisure and Culture

    03 April 2018

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains just the Leisure and Culture topic.

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    Downloads: 201

  • State of Dorset 2018 - Older People

    03 April 2018

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains just the Older People topic.

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    Downloads: 277

  • State of Dorset 2018 - Population

    03 April 2018

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains just the Population topic.

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    Downloads: 498

  • State of Dorset 2018 - Economy

    03 April 2018

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains just the Economy topic.

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    Downloads: 278

  • State of Dorset 2018 - Environment

    03 April 2018

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains just the Natural and Historic Environment topic.

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    Downloads: 198

  • State of Dorset 2018 - Health and Wellbeing

    03 April 2018

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains just the Health and Wellbeing topic.

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    Downloads: 236

  • State of Dorset 2018 - Deprivation

    03 April 2018

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains just the Deprivation topic.

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    Downloads: 327

  • State of Dorset 2018 - Diversity

    03 April 2018

    This is the key annual document bringing together the "picture" of Dorset based on the statistical evidence. This report contains just the Diversity topic.

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    Downloads: 317

  • Our Communities Topic Report - Business Confidence Bulletin

    26 January 2018

    This bulletin summarises the results from the Dorset Chamber of Commerce quarterly economic survey for Q4 2017.

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    Downloads: 218

  • Income Levels in Dorset 2016

    02 January 2018

    A study of income levels in Dorset following the publication of experimental data by the Office for National Statistics

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    Downloads: 348

  • Our Communities Topic Report - Dorset's Coastal Communities

    06 October 2017

    According to a report written by the Social Market Foundation, on average, coastal communities are less productive economically than non-coastal communities. They often have lower levels of pay, higher rates of unemployment and have populations with lower skill levels and poorer health. Four of Dorset's district councils are coastal communities, along with Bournemouth and Poole. The socioeconomic picture across Dorset's coastal communities varies considerably. This bulletin looks at why this matters for Dorset.

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    Downloads: 431

  • Langton Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 163

  • Creech Barrow Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 165

  • Bere Regis Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 145

  • Castle Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 140

  • Wool Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 121

  • Swanage South Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 166

  • St Martin Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 155

  • Swanage North Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 170

  • Wareham Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 141

  • Lytchett Minster & upton East Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 136

  • Lytchett Minster & Upton West Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 129

  • Lulworth & Winfrith Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 119

  • Lytchett Matravers Ward Factsheet 2016

    01 October 2017

    A report from Purbeck District Council providing a summary of information on the demographic and socio-economic make up of this ward within Purbeck.

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    Downloads: 157

  • Our Communities Topic Report - National Insurance Number (NINo) Registrations Bulletin

    27 September 2017

    A bulletin looking at National Insurance Number (NINo) Registrations in Dorset and why this is important to us. NINo registrations allow us to estimate the numbers of international migrant workers coming to live and work in the Dorset area. This edition will include the latest data for the financial year 2016/17, which was released in August 2017.

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    Downloads: 265

  • Our Communities Topic Report - Anxiety Bulletin

    23 August 2017

    Surveys have shown that feelings of anxiety and well-being can change considerably through a person's life. This bulletin looks at anxiety levels across Dorset, including how certain factors can affect levels of anxiety and other measures of well-being.

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    Downloads: 305

  • 2016 Mid Year Estimates in Dorset

    23 June 2017

    A bulletin on the latest mid-year population estimates for Dorset. Looking at the current population for Dorset, its changes and why this matters.

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    Downloads: 520

  • Lifelong learning for an ageing workforce

    23 May 2017

    Earlier in 2017, this report was released by the Skills Commission. “Older workers constitute the single largest pool of untapped potential in Britain. With the challenges that lie ahead, it is crucial we build on their wealth of skills, experience and collective wisdom.” This ourcommunities bitesize bulletin looks at why we need to train older workers in Dorset.

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    Downloads: 317

  • Preparing for the 2021 Census - Testing the next Census in West Dorset, 2017

    15 March 2017

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will be carrying out a census test in West Dorset this year. This is an important part of their preparations for the 2021 Census. The attached document explains in more detail, or go to www.dorsetforyou.com/census-test-2017 for more information.

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  • Our Communities Research Report - Child Poverty in Dorset

    08 December 2016

    This edition includes a local perspective on a national issue, using data to build a picture of child poverty across the County and identify priority areas.

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    Downloads: 452

  • Our Communities Topic Report - Crime Bulletin

    05 October 2016

    This edition will include a local perspective on a national issue using data to build a picture of crime across the County and identify priority areas. Last year there were 2,321 domestic abuse incidents in Dorset and 9,071 anti-social behavioural incidents across Dorset in 2015/16.

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    Downloads: 300

  • Our Communities Topic Report – 2015 Mid Year population estimates in Dorset

    01 July 2016

    Welcome to this ourcommunities bitesize bulletin on mid-year population estimates for Dorset. This edition will include the current population in Dorset, its changes and why this matters. The total population has increased by 2,320 since 2014 with those aged 65+ increasing in particular.

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    Downloads: 658

  • Our Communities Topic Report – The Index of Multiple Deprivation by Ward 2015

    25 April 2016

    This edition of Our Communities will look at the recently released Indices of Deprivation, the results of which have now been aggregated to ward level in Dorset adopting a ‘best-fit’ approach.

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    Downloads: 834

  • Our Communities Topic Report – Mental Health in Dorset

    01 January 2016

    A recent Dorset CCG report highlights that one in four people at any one time will suffer from poor mental health. This report looks at those households more vulnerable to poor mental health in Dorset based on Experian data.

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    Downloads: 543

  • The Indices of Deprivation 2015 - a summary report for Dorset County Council

    01 December 2015

    The English Indices of Deprivation helps identify and prioritise areas to assist the government and other agencies both national and local in narrowing the gap between deprived neighbourhoods and the rest of the country

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    Downloads: 940

  • Our Communities Topic Report – NINo registrations

    01 October 2015

    A NINo is generally required by any overseas national looking to work or claim benefits/tax credits in the UK. The number of migrants registering for a National Insurance number has increased by almost 400 in the past year, and the origin of migrants is changing as transitional employment restrictions on European Union member countries change.

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    Downloads: 350

  • Our Communities Topic Report – Jobs paid less than the living wage

    01 October 2015

    32,000 employee jobs in Dorset are paid less than the living wage. A decent living wage helps improve quality of life by covering the basic cost of living and reducing poverty. This edition of Our Communities pulls out a local perspective on a recently released national dataset.

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    Downloads: 340

  • Our Communities Topic Report - Digital Exclusion in Dorset

    01 October 2015

    Technology continues to transform our lives and our work, but 23% of UK adults lack the basic digital skills needed to do simple things like pay bills with an app or check their local council website for information. This Our Communities Topic Report focuses on the Dorset results of the recently released Ipsoss Mori Study into digital capability among 15+ year olds in the UK.

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    Downloads: 270

  • Our Communities Topic Report – Childhood Obesity in Dorset

    01 October 2015

    A recently released Public Health England report says we eat too much sugar, leading to weight gain and tooth decay. Children and young people consume three times the recommended amount of sugar on average. This Our Communities Topic report focuses on the local statistics around childhood obesity.

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    Downloads: 467

  • Our Communities Topic Report – The English Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2015

    01 October 2015

    This edition of Our Communities includes the latest release of the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in England. In a national context Dorset as a whole does not score highly in relation to deprivation coming 128th out of 152. However as the report shows there are pockets of deprivation particularly in Weymouth & Portland.

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    Downloads: 604

  • Our Communities Topic Report – Skills in Dorset

    01 August 2015

    Dorset has a relatively older workforce compared to the national picture. Increasing skills in the workforce is key to increasing productivity, along with investment, innovation, competition and enterprise. More people need to be trained to both meet expansion demand for high skill jobs and to replace those with skills and experience retiring from the workforce.

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    Downloads: 322

  • Our Communities Topic Report – Loneliness and Social Isolation in Dorset

    01 August 2015

    Over recent years, the problems associated with loneliness and social isolation, especially among older people, has become a national priority. One in five Dorset households are vulnerable to social isolation/loneliness. We need to identify areas where loneliness is most prevalent so resources can be targeted at the people and places that need them most.

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    Downloads: 474

  • Research Matters 4 - Ask Dorset Public Engagement Results

    01 August 2015

    Ask Dorset was the biggest community engagement exercise undertaken by Dorset County

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    Downloads: 385

  • Research Matters 2 - Diversity Bulletin

    01 September 2014

    This bulletin presents an overview of the nature and range of diversity on the county’s population, covering the six commonly recognised strands of diversity; age, disability, religion and belief, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.

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  • Our Communities Topic Report – 2014 Mid Year population estimates in Dorset

    01 August 2014

    2014 Mid-year population estimates show that the population of Dorset has increased by 1,500 since 2013 with those aged 65+ increasing in particular. Births are at their lowest since 2006 whilst net migration is at its highest for seven years.

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    Downloads: 340

  • Census Story - Country of Birth

    01 August 2013

    In 2011 5.6 per cent (23,157) of the usual resident population of Dorset were born outside the UK. The national figure for England and Wales was 13.4 per cent (7.5 million).

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  • Census Story - Health in Dorset

    01 August 2013

    The Census of Population 2011 included a question on the individual’s perception of their health, "How is your health in general?" Respondents were asked to rate their health as ‘very good’, ‘good’, ‘fair’, ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’.

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  • Census Story - Home Ownership

    01 August 2013

    Between 2001 and 2011 the number of Dorset households increased by about 12,200 to a total of 180,200 by 2011.

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    Downloads: 272

  • Census Story - Main Language

    01 August 2013

    98.3% of Dorset’s residents aged 3 and over have recorded English as their main language in the 2011 Census. This contrasts with a figure of 92% for England and Wales. For 6,634 residents in Dorset, English is not their first language. Where English is not the main language spoken 78 other languages feature across the County as resident’s main language, some in very small numbers.

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    Downloads: 303

  • Census Story - Older People

    01 August 2013

    The latest census shows one in four of Dorset’s residents are aged 65 and over. This means in 2011 104,145 residents of the county were aged 65 and over, an increase of almost 14% from 2001. In comparison only 16% of the usual residents of England and Wales were aged 65 and over.

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  • Census Story - Religion

    01 August 2013

    Despite falling numbers Christianity remains the largest religion in Dorset in 2011. Meanwhile a quarter of the population now say they have no religion.

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    Downloads: 277