Dunkirk, Nottingham

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Dunkirk is located in Nottinghamshire
Dunkirk shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 10,920 (ward. 2011)
OS grid reference SK555385
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NG7
Dialling code 0115
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
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52°56′28″N 1°10′32″W / 52.94103°N 1.17559°W / 52.94103; -1.17559Coordinates: 52°56′28″N 1°10′32″W / 52.94103°N 1.17559°W / 52.94103; -1.17559

Dunkirk is a residential area of Nottingham, England which is located to the south east of the University of Nottingham and the Queen's Medical Centre. It is in the electoral ward of 'Dunkirk and Lenton', part of the Nottingham South constituency with a population of 10,920 in the 2011 census.[1]

While home to many permanent residents of Nottingham, the area also houses numerous students, including many international students, mainly from East and Southeast Asia. The area has become increasingly popular in the last decade due to its proximity to the university.

Dunkirk has a nursery and primary school and the Old Lenton and Dunkirk Community Centre.

Dunkirk also has a small industrial area, next to the Nottingham Canal. Nottingham Science and Technology Park, Nottingham Science Park, is also located in Dunkirk.

There is a large cinema and entertainment centre across the canal from Dunkirk, adjacent to Clifton Boulevard (A52 road).


Dunkirk has a population of just over 10,000, with the average household size being 2.90, and the population density per hectare is 20.90.

Dunkirk is ethnically mixed, with 60% of the people being White British and 40% being from various countries such as: 5.1% from Iran, 4.7% from India, 3.69% from Pakistan, 6.05% from China, 3.6% from Africa, 3.5% from the Caribbean and 2% from the Arab World.

36.3% of the population consider themselves Christian, 10.3% consider themselves Muslim, 2.8% are Hindu, 1.2% are Jewish, 1.9% are Buddhist and 1.4% are Sikh.

60.4% of the people are aged between 16-24 and 11.5% are 30-44[2]

Health care[edit]

The Queens Medical Centre is an accident and emergency hospital situated in the area. Until 2012 the QMC was the largest hospital in the United Kingdom and the largest teaching hospital in Europe, and still is the largest teaching hospital in Europe. The hospital employs over 6,000 people and the total area of the floors of the main block is 30 square miles.

The QMC has an overhead bridge to the University of Nottingham main campus. Inside the QMC is a hotel, academy, Costa, clothes shops and Amigos.

There is a stop for the Nottingham Express Tram at the Queen's Medical Centre.


Dunkirk is situated in an important economical zone for Greater Nottingham; it along with neighbouring Beeston Rylands is home to a number of international and regional headquarters such as Games Workshop, Experian, Black Horse, CIS, Abbeyfield Estates, Specsavers, Arck, Coutts, Zurich, HSBC, Speedo, Bank of England, tcp, HBOS plc and Vision Express.[3]


Dunkirk's surrounding area is home to two retail parks, Castle Marina Retail Park and Riverside Retail Park. Castle Marina Retail Park is filled with a number of high-profile furniture shops, Costa, PC World, Sainsbury's and several eateries. Riverside Retail Park has a B&Q megastore, Toys R Us as well as a few high street units.[4][5]

There is also a number of car dealerships, including Porsche, Maserati and Ferrari.

Neighbouring areas[edit]

  • Lenton to the north and east.
  • Beeston to the west and south-west.