5,893TOTAL POPULATION
2,738HOUSEHOLDS
2.9%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£35,360AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME

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DT8 POSTCODE REGION

Dorchester (DT8)

The DT8 postcode area is located in the Dorchester postcode town region, within the county of Dorset, and contains a total of 266 individual postcodes.

There are 48 electoral wards in the DT8 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, 22% of people in DT8 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 DT8 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.


DT8 is a postcode area in England, which covers parts of south-west Dorset as well as one town in Somerset. It was created in 2010 as an upgrade from a post town.

DT8 covers the towns of Beaminster, Bridport, Netherbury, Crewkerne, Chard and South Petherton. The closest city to the postcode area is Yeovil, which is located 16 miles away.

The postcode area lies between the major cities of Bristol and Exeter and has a population of over 24,000 people. It is a predominantly rural area, with many small villages and hamlets.

Other communities and villages in the area include Mosterton, Hawkchurch, Uplyme, Drimpton, West Chinnock, Morden, Netherbury and Combpyne. The area is surrounded by rolling hills and is ideal for outdoor recreation, such as walking and cycling.

The postcode area also includes Chard Reservoir, a large body of water, and several nature reserves in the area, including Crewkerne Pine Hill, Hawkchurch Nature Reserve and Upwey Wood.

DT8 is home to several notable landmarks, such as the ruins of Forde Abbey in Chard, the Petherton Park in South Petherton, the historic buildings in Beaminster Square, and the Grade-II listed buildings in Bridport.

The towns and villages in the postcode area are served by several bus routes connecting to nearby towns, as well as a railway station in Crewkerne. There are also regular ferries between Lyme Regis and Bridgewater, and flights to London from Exeter Airport.

Finally, the DT8 postcode area is connected to the M5 motorway, which runs from Exeter to Birmingham. It is also home to a number of major roads such as the A303 and the A30, which provide access to the south coast and Devon.


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Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 93%WORKING
  • 7%UNEMPLOYED

7% of people in DT8 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 22%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 22%DE

According to census records, 22% 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%.

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DT8Dorset

Dorset

The county of Dorset

DT8 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 CodeDT8
Postal TownDorchester
MSOA NameWest Dorset 003
LSOA NameWest Dorset 003B
CountyDorset
RegionDorset
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityWest Dorset
Area ClassificationMainly Rural (rural including hub towns >=80%)

DT8 Electoral Wards

The postal region of DT8, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Adam's Green
Axe
Beaminster
Benville
Bettiscombe
Birdsmoorgate
Blackdown
Broadwindsor
Buckham
Burstock
Chedington
Clapton
Cole's Cross
Corscombe
Dibberford
Drimpton
Greenham
Halstock
Hewish
Higher Halstock Leigh
Hooke
Horn Ash
Hursey
Kittwhistle
Littlewindsor
Lower Halstock Leigh
Meerhay
Misterton
Mosterton
Netherlay
Newtown
Norwood
Oathill
Sandpit
Seaborough
Shortmoor
Sockety
South Perrott
Stoke Abbott
Stoke Water
Stony Knaps
Templeman's Ash
Toller Whelme
Wayford
West Chelborough
Weston
Whetley Cross
Winyard's Gap
Woolminstone
Browse Postcodes in DT8

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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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