Current mid-year population estimates

Mid-year population estimates provide statistics on the current size and age structure of the population. The latest (mid-2019) Office for National Statistics estimate of the population of Dorset County overall was 773,800

By local authority, the mid-2019 ONS estimates were:

  • Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 395,300
  • Dorset 378,500

Explore the latest population estimates for BCP and Dorset Council using the following reports and interactive dashboards:

Population estimates at ward level can be found in the ward profiles for BCP and Dorset Council.

Population estimates at locality level can be found in the Locality Profiles.