West Dorset Census Demographics United Kingdom
In the 2011 census the population of West Dorset was 99,264 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.
The average age of people in West Dorset is 46, while the median age is higher at 49.
91.3% of people living in West Dorset were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.4% Wales, 1.4% Scotland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% India, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% United States, 0.2% Australia, 0.2% Hong Kong .
98.5% of people living in West Dorset speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.2% Polish, 0.1% French, 0.1% German, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Cantonese Chinese, 0.1% Russian, 0.1% Malayalam, 0.1% Spanish.
The religious make up of West Dorset is 65.3% Christian, 24.4% No religion, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.3% Muslim, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Agnostic, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Humanist.
8,283 people did not state a religion. 344 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 7 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.
53.8% of people are married, 10.1% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 17.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.5% are separated or divorced. There are 5,527 widowed people living in West Dorset.
The top occupations listed by people in West Dorset are Professional 17.3%, Skilled trades 16.2%, Managers, directors and senior officials 12.2%, Associate professional and technical 11.4%, Elementary 10.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.9%, Administrative and secretarial 9.8%, Elementary administration and service 8.3%, Caring personal service 7.5%, Sales and customer service 7.1%.
Browse for West Dorset Demographics by ward/suburb
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- West Dorset Areas
- Beaminster, Bradford Abbas, Bradpole, Bridport North, Bridport South and Bothenhampton, Broadmayne, Broadwindsor, Burton Bradstock, Cam Vale, Charminster and Cerne Valley, Charmouth, Chesil Bank, Chickerell, Chideock and Symondsbury, Dorchester East, Dorchester North, Dorchester South, Dorchester West, Frome Valley, Halstock, Loders, Lyme Regis, Maiden Newton, Marshwood Vale, Netherbury, Owermoigne, Piddle Valley, Puddletown, Queen Thorne, Sherborne East, Sherborne West, Winterborne St Martin, Yetminster
- 2011 Census United Kingdom