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Dorchester (DT4)

The DT4 postcode area is located in the Dorchester postcode town region, within the county of Dorset, and contains a total of 1443 individual postcodes.

There are 14 electoral wards in the DT4 postcode area, including Beaminster, Blandford Forum, Bridport, Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Portland, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Weymouth which come under the local authority of the Weymouth and Portland Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 19% of people in DT4 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 DT4 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

DT4 is a postcode in the Dorchester district of Dorset, England. It covers a large area that includes areas to the east and west of the town of Dorchester, including coastal areas such as Weymouth. The population of the postcode area is estimated to be around 20,000 people.

The postcode has a rich cultural and historic heritage. It is thought to have been first mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086, when it was recorded as ‘Dorchestre'. Dorchester is home to a range of historic buildings, such as Tophill Castle and its associated manor house, as well as St Peter's Church and Maumbury Rings. Dorchester is also close to many other important historical sites, such as Maiden Castle and Poundbury, the latter being the planned town created by Prince Charles.

DT4 is geographically diverse with feature a mix of chalk downland, heaths, fields, woods, wetlands and coastal areas. This makes it an ideal area for nature enthusiasts with an abundance of flora and fauna to be seen. Sea-birds, deer, foxes, badgers and a variety of amphibians and reptiles can be observed in the area. It is also known for its interesting wildlife parks such as the SEA LIFE Centre at Weymouth and the Wolf Centre at Loders.

In terms of local amenities, DT4 boasts a great selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes and leisure activities. East and west Dorchester are home to an array of small independent shops and local suppliers, giving the area unique and homely charm. As well as this Dorchester also has a local market with a variety of goods on offer from crafts to fresh local produce. The Dorchester area is also known to host a diverse range of festivals and events throughout the year, such as the Dorchester Carnival, Dorchester Arts Festival and Weymouth Carnival.

In addition, DT4 is well served by transport links with direct services to London and Bristol just two hours away and the rest of Dorset well-connected with regular buses. Dorchester train station also provides non-stop services to Waterloo and London stations. Therefore, it is a great place to live, work and visit.

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  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in DT4 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 19%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 25%DE

According to census records, 19% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 95%WHITE

95% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Dorset

DT4 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 CodeDT4
Postal TownDorchester
MSOA NameWeymouth and Portland 005
LSOA NameWeymouth and Portland 005B
Local AuthorityWeymouth and Portland
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

DT4 Electoral Wards

The postal region of DT4, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Melcombe Regis
Wyke Regis
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