Comparators
Total Percentage Dorset Council England and Wales
All Persons 47,098 - 378,510 59,439,840
All Males 23,252 49.4% 49.0% 49.4%
All Females 23,846 50.6% 51.0% 50.6%
0-15 yrs 7,534 16.0% 15.8% 19.1%
16-64 yrs 26,342 55.9% 55.1% 62.3%
65+ yrs 13,222 28.1% 29.1% 18.5%
Male 0-15 yrs 3,825 8.1% 8.1% 9.8%
Male 16-64 yrs 13,304 28.2% 27.5% 31.1%
Male 65+ yrs 6,123 13.0% 13.4% 8.5%
Female 0-15 yrs 3,709 7.9% 7.7% 9.3%
Female 16-64 yrs 13,038 27.7% 27.7% 31.2%
Female 65+ yrs 7,099 15.1% 15.6% 10.1%

Show Male/Female individual age breakdown

Source: Mid Year Estimates, Office for National Statistics

Change Birth Rate per 1,000
2003 - 7.3
2004 13.7% 8.3
2005 -13.3% 7.2
2006 8.3% 7.8
2007 -3.8% 7.5
2008 13.3% 8.5
2009 -1.2% 8.4
2010 3.6% 8.7
2011 -4.6% 8.3
2012 2.4% 8.5
2013 3.5% 8.8
2014 -6.8% 8.2
2015 2.4% 8.4
2016 -1.2% 8.3
2017 -4.8% 7.9
2018 8.9% 8.6
2019 -5.8% 8.1
Change Death Rate per 1,000
2003 - 10.5
2004 5.7% 11.1
2005 -6.3% 10.4
2006 1.9% 10.6
2007 1.9% 10.8
2008 -10.2% 9.7
2009 10.3% 10.7
2010 -4.7% 10.2
2011 -5.9% 9.6
2012 1.0% 9.7
2013 8.2% 10.5
2014 -2.9% 10.2
2015 14.7% 11.7
2016 -8.5% 10.7
2017 4.7% 11.2
2018 4.5% 11.7
2019 -5.1% 11.1

Source: Office for National Statistics


96.2%

White British

3.8%

BME (black and minority ethnic population)

1.3%

Main language not English

Source: 2011 Census. Office for National Statistics


NINO Registrations

National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK

NINO Data only available at National and Unitary level. View NINO Data for Dorset Council


Religion

% Christian 65%
% Non-Christian 1.2%
% No religion 25.9%
% Religion not stated 8.1%

Source: 2011 Census. Office for National Statistics


Country of Birth

94.6% Born in UK

91.2% Born in England

1.4% Born in Wales

1.5% Born in Scotland

0.4% Born in Northern Ireland

5.4% Born outside of UK

0.4% Born in Ireland

1.7% Born in EU (Member Countries in March 2001)

0.6% Born in EU (Accession Countries April 2001 - March 2011)

2.6% Born elsewhere

Source: 2011 Census. Office for National Statistics


Health

80.9% of residents reported having very good or good health.

% Very Good Health 45%
% Good Health 35.9%
% Fair Health 14.1%
% Bad Health 4%
% Very Bad Health 1%

Unpaid care

12.7% of residents provide unpaid care.

10.2%

Residents providing up to 50 hours of unpaid care per week

2.5%

Residents providing more than 50 hours of unpaid care per week


1.4% of residents live in communal establishments.


MOSAIC

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The highest proportion of residents are classified as
Country Living (23.1%)

Followed by
Rural Reality (18.7%)

And then
Senior Security (11.5%)

Source : Mosaic 2019, EXPERIAN


Living Arrangements

All Households 19,583
% of households with one person 65+ or couple/family all aged 65+ 29.7%
% of households married or same sex civil partnership with/without dependents* 35.8%
% of households cohabiting with/without dependents* 8.7%
% of households lone parents* 8%
% all others** 17.8%

* may include members aged 65+, but not all

** may include households all aged 65+ but not a family

Source: 2011 Census. Office for National Statistics


Tenure

% Owner Occupied 70.3%
% Public Rented 12.5%
% Private Rented 15.3%
% Other 1.8%

Source: 2011 Census. Office for National Statistics


Dwelling type

Detached 38.2%
Semi-Detached 24.2%
Terraced 18.7%
Flats/Maisonettes 17.4%
Mobile Homes/Caravans 1.6%

Source: 2011 Census. Office for National Statistics



% no cars or vans in household14.5%
% 2 or more cars or vans in a household41.9%

Source: 2011 Census. Office for National Statistics


Local business units

Total Percentage
Total businesses 2,620 -
Wholesale, retail and repair 370 14.12%
Construction 325 12.40%
Professional, scientific and technical activities 310 11.83%
Accommodation and food services 265 10.11%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 205 7.82%
Administrative and support service activities 195 7.44%
Information and communications 175 6.68%
Manufacturing 165 6.30%
Real estate activities 100 3.82%
Human heath and social work activites 90 3.44%
Arts, entertainment and recreation 85 3.24%
Transportation and storage 70 2.67%
Education 55 2.10%
Financial and insurance activities 40 1.53%
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 35 1.34%
Mining and quarrying 10 0.38%
Water, sewerage and waste management 10 0.38%
Electricity, gas, steam and air 5 0.19%

Source: UK Business: Activity, Size and Location (2020), ONS


Business size bands

Total businesses 2,620 -
Micro (0 to 9 employees) 2,205 84.2%
Small (10 to 49 employees) 360 13.7%
Medium (50 to 249 employees) 50 1.9%
Large (250+ employees) 5 0.2%

Source: UK Business: Activity, Size and Location (2020), ONS


Employment of workers by sector

Total Percentage
Total employment 21,419 -
Wholesale, retail and repair 2,929 13.67%
Human heath and social work activites 2,583 12.06%
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security 2,027 9.46%
Education 1,936 9.04%
Manufacturing 1,904 8.89%
Construction 1,838 8.58%
Accommodation and food services 1,780 8.31%
Arts, entertainment and recreation 1,336 6.24%
Professional, scientific and technical activities 1,098 5.13%
Administrative and support service activities 886 4.14%
Transportation and storage 718 3.35%
Financial and insurance activities 643 3.00%
Information and communications 523 2.44%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 423 1.97%
Real estate activities 339 1.58%
Water, sewerage and waste management 205 0.96%
Mining and quarrying 139 0.65%
Electricity, gas, steam and air 112 0.52%

Source: 2011 Census, ONS


Claimant unemployment

These figures refer to the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance plus those who claim Universal Credit who are out of work.

Date RangeAvg. Number of ClaimantsAvg. Rate of Claimants
Jan - Mar 20204451.7%
Apr - Jun 20201,1204.3%
Jul - Sep 20201,1854.5%
Oct - Dec 20201,1604.4%

Source: Office for National Statistics


Skills

21,419

All usual residents aged 16-74 in Employment (includes students in employment)

38.6%

High skill occupation

43.9%

Intermediate skill occupation

17.5%

Low skill occupation

Source: 2011 Census. Office for National Statistics


Gross weekly full time earnings

Earnings data is only available at National and Unitary level.


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