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Past population

Population figures for districts in Dorset from 1996, and earlier historic census figures from 1921 for parishes.

Registrar General's Mid-Year Home Population Estimates 1991-2009

1991-1999

Area199119921993199419951996199719981999
Christchurch41.441.642.142.743.243.443.744.044.5

East Dorset

78.7

79.1

79.5

80.4

81.2

81.6

81.9

82.2

82.9

North Dorset

53.6

53.9

54.4

55.0

56.4

57.7

59.0

59.7

60.4

Purbeck

43.3

43.4

43.3

43.8

43.9

44.1

44.2

44.4

44.4

West Dorset

86.2

86.7

87.1

88.0

89.1

89.7

89.8

90.5

90.8

Weymouth and Portland

62.0

62.4

62.5

63.1

63.1

63.1

63.3

63.3

62.5

Dorset (excl. B/mouth & Poole)

365.2

367.2

369.0

373.0

376.8

379.5

381.9

384.0

385.4

Bournemouth Unitary Authority

157.3

157.8

158.4

158.6

159.4

159.4

160.3

161.4

161.6

Poole Unitary Authority

134.0

135.1

135.8

136.5

137.0

137.2

139.0

139.1

138.3

Dorset (incl. B/mouth & Poole)

656.5

660.1

663.1

668.0

673.3

676.0

681.2

684.5

685.3

 

2000-2009

Area2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Christchurch44.844.945.145.345.545.745.946.346.747.0
East Dorset83.683.984.985.586.286.386.587.487.787.6
North Dorset61.762.062.563.363.764.265.065.865.764.3
Purbeck44.544.444.544.244.144.344.745.245.445.2
West Dorset91.892.593.494.594.995.495.996.696.796.5
Weymouth and Portland63.363.864.364.364.164.264.064.063.763.6

Dorset (excl. B/mouth & Poole)

389.7391.5394.8397.2398.4400.1402.0405.3405.8404.0

Bournemouth Unitary Authority

162.7163.6163.1161.4159.8160.5161.3164.0164.6164.9

Poole Unitary Authority

138.3138.4138.6138.2137.9138.2138.9140.0140.7141.2

Dorset (incl. B/mouth & Poole)

690.7693.4696.4696.7696.1698.9702.1709.3711.0710.1

Source: ONS. Figures in thousands

Census Population 1971-2001

 

Area1971198119912001
Christchurch34.137.740.944.9
East Dorset51.568.278.783.8
North Dorset42.446.552.161.9
Purbeck36.740.742.544.4
West Dorset74.178.385.592.4
Weymouth & Portland54.757.261.263.7

Dorset (excl. B/mouth & Poole)

293.4328.6360.8391.0

Bournemouth Unitary Authority

153.9144.8151.3163.4

Poole Unitary Authority

107.1118.9133.1138.3
Dorset  (incl. B'mth & Poole)554.4592.3645.2692.7

Source: ONS. Figures in thousands

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