24,674TOTAL POPULATION
10,688HOUSEHOLDS
2.6%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£35,360AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME
DT2 POSTCODE REGION

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 8 electoral wards in the DT2 postcode area, including Beaminster, Blandford Forum, Bridport, Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Portland, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Weymouth, 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.


Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 92%WORKING
  • 8%UNEMPLOYED

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

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 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%.

ETHNICITY

  • 96%WHITE
  • 4%NON-WHITE

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

DT2Dorset

Dorset

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.

DT2 Electoral Wards

The postal region of DT2, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Beaminster
Blandford Forum
Bridport
Dorchester
Lyme Regis
Portland
Sherborne
Sturminster Newton
Weymouth
Dorset Postal Town Map
Outward CodeDT2
Postal TownDorchester
MSOA NameWest Dorset 003
LSOA NameWest Dorset 003F
CountyDorset
RegionDorset
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityWest Dorset
Area ClassificationMainly Rural (rural including hub towns >=80%)
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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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