List of settlements in Dorset by population

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This is a list of settlements in Dorset by population based on the results of the 2011 census. The next United Kingdom census will take place in 2021. In 2011, there were 18 built-up area subdivisions with 5,000 or more inhabitants in Dorset, shown in the table below.

This not a list of parishes or their populations, but of settlements as defined by the ONS.

Population ranking[edit]

# Settlement District Population
[1][2][3][4]
2001 2011
1 Bournemouth Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 163,444 183,491
2 Poole Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 144,800 154,718
3 Weymouth Dorset 53,140 54,539
4 Christchurch Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 50,823 54,210
5 Ferndown Dorset 25,170 26,559
6 Dorchester Dorset 16,170 19,060
7 Wimborne Minster Dorset 14,844 15,174
8 Bridport Dorset 12,977 13,737
9 Verwood Dorset 12,070 13,360
10 Blandford Forum Dorset 10,000 11,694
11 Gillingham Dorset 8,860 11,278
12 Swanage Dorset 11,097 10,454
13 Sherborne Dorset 9,350 9,523
14 Shaftesbury Dorset 6,665 7,314
15 Weston / Easton Dorset 5,901 6,069
16 Merley / Oakley Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 6,100 6,005
17 St Leonards Dorset 5,872 5,984
18 Wareham Dorset 5,665 5,496
19 Lyme Regis Dorset 4,406 4,712

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Poole (Unitary District, South West England, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics and Location in Maps and Charts". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Bournemouth (Unitary District, South West England, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics and Location in Maps and Charts". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Dorset (County, South West England, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics and Location in Maps and Charts". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  4. ^ 2011 census table: ONS

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