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Dorchester (DT7)

The DT7 postcode area is located in the Dorchester postcode town region, within the county of Dorset, and contains a total of 333 individual postcodes.

There are 16 electoral wards in the DT7 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, 26% of people in DT7 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 DT7 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

DT7 is a postcode district located in south-west England. It covers parts of central and north-eastern Dorset, including the towns of Bridport, Lyme Regis and Charmouth. The district is primarily rural, with a few small towns and villages, such as Charmouth, Abbotsbury, Burton Bradstock, and Puncknowle. The coast and adjoining countryside make up the majority of the district, with the South West Coast Path traversing the area.

The DT7 postcode is also home to several National Trust Sites, such as the Chesil Beach and Golden Cap, a National Trust property extending over 6 miles of Jurassic Coast, the first World Heritage Site in the UK. The area is popular for fossil-hunting and beach-combing, as well as walking. It is also well-known for its prehistoric sites, such as the Flint Mines of Charmouth. Starting in the late 19th century, there has been a considerable effort to restore and preserve some of the sites, including Golden Cap.

DT7 is a popular holiday destination, particularly in the summer months. In addition to its outdoor attractions, the area is also known for its vibrant cultural life. It is home to a number of art galleries, theatres, events, and festivals such as the West Bay folk festival.

The area is also fortunate to be home to Dorset in Bloom, an annual beautification project that brings together local volunteers and businesses. It is the only national competition for challenging the use of horticultural skills in large towns, industrial and rural areas within the county.

DT7 consists of part of Beaminster and the seaside towns of Lyme Regis and Bridport. The area offers a wide variety of activities, from fossil-hunting to art galleries, National Trust sites, and horticultural projects. With the South West Coast Path running through the area and the seaside towns that make up the district, DT7 is the perfect holiday destination for outdoor enthusiasts and those in search of vibrant cultural life or natural landscape beauty.

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  • 93%WORKING

7% of people in DT7 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 26%AB
  • 51%C2/C2
  • 22%DE

According to census records, 26% 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

DT7 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 CodeDT7
Postal TownDorchester
MSOA NameWest Dorset 005
LSOA NameWest Dorset 005B
Local AuthorityWest Dorset
Area ClassificationMainly Rural (rural including hub towns >=80%)

DT7 Electoral Wards

The postal region of DT7, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Abbey Gate
Champernhayes Marsh
Dragon's Hill
Harcombe Bottom
Lyme Regis
Monkton Wyld
Raymond's Hill
Wyke Green
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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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