Dorset Census

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Click on the parish name to link to the Family History Library Catolog entry for that parish.  
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|1801 |114452
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|1811 |124718
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|1821 |144930
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|1831 |159385
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|1841 |175274
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|1851 |184380
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|1861 |189015
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|1871 |195774
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|1881 |191028
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|1891<sub>an.</sub> |194568
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|1891<sub>ad.</sub> |191992
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|1901 |200311
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|1911 |220514
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|1921 |224731
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|1931 |239352
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|footnote=Note: 1801-1891 Ancient county, 1891-1931 Administrative county<br />Source: [[Histpop]] [http://www.histpop.org/ohpr/servlet/PageBrowser?path=Browse/Census%20(by%20date)&active=yes&mno=269&tocstate=expandnew&tocseq=2100&display=sections&display=tables&display=pagetitles&pageseq=first-nonblank 1931 Census]
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In [[Dorset]], as with the rest of [[England]], census records that recorded the names of individuals begin in 1841 and every 10 years thereafter. {{main|England Census}}
  
<br>Return to the [[Dorset|Dorset County]] page.  
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The earlier 1801 to 1831 census records were mainly statistical. The table shown on the right list the population of Dorset at each census.
  
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* [[Dorset Census Surname Index]] - an alphabetical listing of place names within [[Dorset]] for which the [[Family History Library]] has an index.
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=10972&subject_disp=England%2C+Dorset%2C+Abbotsbury&columns=*,0,0 Abbotsbury]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=10974&subject_disp=England%2C+Dorset%2C+Aff%2DPuddle&columns=*,0,0 Affpuddle]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=10976&subject_disp=England%2C+Dorset%2C+Allington&columns=*,0,0 Allington]  
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=10977&subject_disp=England%2C+Dorset%2C+Almer&columns=*,0,0 Almer]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=10978&subject_disp=England%2C+Dorset%2C+Alton%2DPancras&columns=*,0,0 Alton Pancras]  
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=10982&subject_disp=England%2C+Dorset%2C+Ashmore&columns=*,0,0 Ashmore]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=10983&subject_disp=England%2C+Dorset%2C+Askerswell&columns=*,0,0 Askerswell]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=10973&subject_disp=England%2C+Dorset%2C+Admiston&columns=*,0,0 Athelhampton]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=10985&subject_disp=England%2C+Dorset%2C+Batcombe&columns=*,0,0 Batcombe]  
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=10987&subject_disp=England%2C+Dorset%2C+Beer%2DHackett&columns=*,0,0 Beer Hackett]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=10990&subject_disp=England%2C+Dorset%2C+Bellchalwell&columns=*,0,0 Belchalwell]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=10991&subject_disp=England%2C+Dorset%2C+Bere%2DRegis&columns=*,0,0 Bere Regis]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=10992&subject_disp=England%2C+Dorset%2C+Bettiscombe&columns=*,0,0 Bettiscombe]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=10993&subject_disp=England%2C+Dorset%2C+Bincombe&columns=*,0,0 Bincombe]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=10999&subject_disp=England%2C+Dorset%2C+Blandford%2DForum&columns=*,0,0 Blandford Forum]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=11000&subject_disp=England%2C+Dorset%2C+Blandford%2DSt%2E+Mary&columns=*,0,0 Blandford St Mary]
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*Bloxworth
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*Bothenhampton
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*Bradford Abbas
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*Bradford Peverell
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*Bradpole
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*Long Bredy
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*Bridport
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*Broadmayne
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*Broadway
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*Broadwindsor
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*Bryanston
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*Buckhorn Weston
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*Buckland Newton
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*Buckland Ripers
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*Burleston
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*Burstock
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*Burton Bradstock
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*Long Burton
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*Great Canford
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*Catherston Leweston
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*Cattistock
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*Bishop's Caundle
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*Marsh Caundle
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*Purse Caundle
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*Stourton Caundle
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*Cerne Abbas
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*Nether Cerne
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*Chalbury
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*Chaldon Herring
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*Charborough
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*Chardstock
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*Charminster
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*Charmouth
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*Chedington
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*East Chelborough
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*West Chelborough
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*Cheselbourne
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*Chettle
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*Chickerell
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*Chilcombe
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*Chilfrome
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*Church Knowle
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*Compton Abbas
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*Compton Abbas West
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*Compton Valence
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*Nether Compton
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*Over Compton
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*Coombe Keynes
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*Corfe Castle
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*Corscombe
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*Cranborne with Boveridge
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*Long Crichel
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*Moor Crichel
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*Dorchester All Saints
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*Dorchester St Peter
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*Durweston
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*Edmondsham
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*Farnham
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*Fifehead Magdalen
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*Fifehead Neville
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*Fleet
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*Folke
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*Fontmell Magna
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*Fordington
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*Frampton
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*Frome St Quintin
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*Frome Vauchurch
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*Gillingham
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*Godmanstone
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*Gussage All Saints
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*Gussage St Michael
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*Halstock
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*Hammoon
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*Hanford
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*Hawkchurch
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*Haydon
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*Hazelbury Bryan
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*Hermitage
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*Hilton
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*Hinton Martel
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*Hinton Parva
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*East Holme
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{{Place|Dorset}}
*Holwell
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*Hooke
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*Horton
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*Ibberton
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*Iwerne Courtney
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*Iwerne Minster
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*Iwerne Stepleton
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*Kimmeridge
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*Kington Magna
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*West Knighton
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*Langton Herring
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*Langton Long
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*Langton Matravers
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*Lillington
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*Litton Cheney
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*Loders
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*East Lulworth
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*Lydlinch
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*Lyme Regis
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*Lytchett Matravers
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*Maiden Newton
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*Manston
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*Mapperton
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*Mappowder
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*Marnhull
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*Melbury Abbas
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*Melbury Bubb
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*Melbury Osmond
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*Melbury Sampford
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*Melcombe Horsey
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*Milborne St Andrew
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*Milton Abbas
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*Minterne Magna
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*Morden
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*Moreton
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*Netherbury
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*Oborne
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*Okeford Fitzpaine
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*Childe Okeford
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*Osmington
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*Owermoigne
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*West Parley
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*Pentridge
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*South Perrot
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*Piddlehinton
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*Piddletrenthide
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*Pilson
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*Pimperne
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*Poole St James
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*North Poorton
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*Portesham
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*Portland
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*Powerstock with West Milton
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*Poxwell
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*Preston
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*Puddletown
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*Pulham
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*Puncknowle
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*Radipole
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*Rampisham
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*Ryme Instrinseca
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*Shaftesbury Holy Trinity
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*Shaftesbury St James
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*Shaftesbury St Peter
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*Shaftesbury St Rumbold
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*Shapwick
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*Sherborne
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*Shillingstone
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*Silton
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*Spetisbury
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*West Stafford
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*Stalbridge
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*Steeple
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*Stinsford
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*Stock Gaylard
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*Stockwood
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*Stoke Abbott
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*Stoke Wake
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*East Stoke
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*Stour Provost
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*Stourpaine
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*Studland
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*Sturminster Marshall
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*Sturminster Newton
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*Sutton Waldron
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*Swanage
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*Swyre
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*Sydling St Nicholas
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*Symondsbury with Eype and Broadoak
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*Tarrant Crawford
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*Tarrant Gunville
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*Tarrant Hinton
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*Tarrant Keynston
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*Tarrant Monkton with Tarrant Launceston
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*Tarrant Rawston
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*Tarrant Rushton
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*Thorncombe
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*Thornford
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*Tincleton
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*Todbere
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*Toller Fratrum
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*Toller Porcorum
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*Tolpuddle
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*Turnerspuddle
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*Turnworth
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*Tyneham
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*Upcerne
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*Upwey
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*Walditch
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*Wambrook
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*Warmwell
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*Whitchurch Canonicorum
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*Whitcombe
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*Wimborne Minster
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*Wimborne St Giles
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*Winfrith Newburgh
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*Winterbourne Abbas
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*Winterbourne Anderson
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*Winterbourne Came
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*Winterbourne Clenstone
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*Winterbourne Houghton
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*Winterbourne Monkton
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*Winterbourne St Martin
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*Winterbourne Steepleton
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*Winterbourne Stickland
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*Winterbourne Tomson
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*Winterbourne Whitchurch
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*Winterbourne Zelstone
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*Witchampton
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*Witherstone
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*Woodsford
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*Wooland
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*Wootton Fitzpaine
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*Wootton Glanville
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*Worth Matravers
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*Wraxall
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*Wyke Regis
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*Yetminster
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*Arne
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*Charlton Marshall
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*Chetnole
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*Chideock
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*Corfe Mullen
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*Dewlish
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*Evershot
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*Hamworthy
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*Hinton St Mary
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*Holnest
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*Kingston
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*Littlebredy
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*West Lulworth
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*Lytchett Minster
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*Margaret Marsh
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*Marshwood
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*Mosterton
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*Motcombe
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*East Orchard
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*West Orchard
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*Shipton George
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*Stanton St Gabriel
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*East Stour
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*West Stour
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*Winterbourne Kingston
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*Woodlands
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*Wynford Eagle
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*Beaminster
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*Bourton
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*Dorchester Holy Trinity with Frome Whitfield
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*West Fordington
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*Handley
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*Hilfield
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*Leigh
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*Weymouth
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*North Wootton
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*Alderholt
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*Castleton
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*Longfleet
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*Melcombe Regis
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*Melplaish
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*Monkton Wyld
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*Parkstone St Peter
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*Portland St John
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*Stratton
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*Wareham
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*Wool
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*Gorewood
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*Kingston Russell
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*Leweston
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*Watercombe
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*East Woodyates
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*West Woodyates
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*Hampreston
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*Tollard Royal
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Revision as of 08:07, 31 January 2012

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1801 114,452
1811 124,718 9.0%
1821 144,930 16.2%
1831 159,385 10.0%
1841 175,274 10.0%
1851 184,380 5.2%
1861 189,015 2.5%
1871 195,774 3.6%
1881 191,028 −2.4%
1891an. 194,568 1.9%
1891ad. 191,992 −1.3%
1901 200,311 4.3%
1911 220,514 10.1%
1921 224,731 1.9%
1931 239,352 6.5%
Note: 1801-1891 Ancient county, 1891-1931 Administrative county
Source: Histpop 1931 Census

In Dorset, as with the rest of England, census records that recorded the names of individuals begin in 1841 and every 10 years thereafter.

Main article: England Census


The earlier 1801 to 1831 census records were mainly statistical. The table shown on the right list the population of Dorset at each census.