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Dorchester (DT2)

The DT2 postcode area is located in the Dorchester postcode town region, within the county of Dorset, and contains a total of 1252 individual postcodes.

There are -1 electoral wards in the DT2 postcode area, including which come under the local authority of the West Dorset Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 28% of people in DT2 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of DT2 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

The DT2 postcode is located within the Dorchester district, a county town of Dorset in England. It is situated around nine miles from the coastline, and covers parts of the Weymouth and Portland area in the south. It includes the parish of Cerne Abbas, Melbury Osmund, Sydling St Nicholas, and various rural areas.

The area hosts a variety of attractions, from National Trust sites including the historic Roman Town of Dorchester, to the picturesque Corfe Castle, and its beautiful Jurassic coastline. Visitors can also explore the South Dorset Ridgeway, a long-distance hiking trail, offering spectacular views of the countryside along the way.

The postcode serves a range of education establishments, such as The Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester and a variety of primary and secondary schools within the area, making it a desirable location for families. Health services are also provided at Dorchester's local hospital, as well as a range of other medical refuges throughout the district.

Shopping options are plentiful, with a variety of boutiques, high street stores, cafes, and restaurants dotting Dorchester's town centre. Farmers markets are also a weekly attraction, offering fresh produce and other home-made treats. As well as supermarkets in the area, more specialist sources can be found nearby, such as Dorchester's world-famous museum and library.

Thanks to its proximity to the coastline, as well as a number of nearby attractions, DT2 postcode is popular with people looking for more rustic routes of transportation. Cycling is a favoured option, with a range of cycle routes available, as well as walking routes nearby. A number of car garages are also located within the district, as well as regular bus services.

In terms of recreation, Dorchester offers plenty of options, from bowling alleys to outdoor pursuits such as rock climbing and paintballing. Dorchester also presents an array of interesting parks, which offer a great day out for all ages; Ham Hill Country Park, Poundbury Park, and Iron Age Hill Fort are just a few highlights. Thriving nightlife and night-time entertainment venues, such as bars and pubs, are also commonplace in the area.

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  • 92%WORKING

8% of people in DT2 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 28%AB
  • 55%C2/C2
  • 17%DE

According to census records, 28% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 96%WHITE

96% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Dorset

DT2 is located in the county of Dorset, in England.

Dorset has a total population of 771,900, making it the 31st largest county in the UK.

Dorset has a total area of 1024 square miles, and a population density of 290 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Dorset Postal Town Map
Outward CodeDT2
Postal TownDorchester
MSOA NameWest Dorset 003
LSOA NameWest Dorset 003F
Local AuthorityWest Dorset
Area ClassificationMainly Rural (rural including hub towns >=80%)

DT2 Electoral Wards

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