Dorset Census

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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.