Area Information for Tolpuddle, Dorchester, DT2 7QD

This postcode in Tolpuddle is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Puddletown & Lower Winterborne ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of West Dorset. This page combines information for the address Tolpuddle, Dorchester, DT2 7QD, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DT2 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for DT2 7QD.

Basic Information

Area Type Village
Local Authority Dorset
Ward Puddletown & Lower Winterborne
Constituency West Dorset
Region South West
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Tolpuddle, Dorchester, DT2 7QD is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 6 property sales in DT2 7QD since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 99
Semi-Detached 79
Terraced 30
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 216
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 72
Owned with Mortgage 73
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 10
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 23
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 9
Total 191

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 31
Two People 95
Three People 39
Four People 17
Five People 8
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 191

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 54
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 35
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 16
Total 135

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in West Dorset constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 224
Female 228
Total 452

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 22
5-7 9
8-9 7
10-14 20
15 7
16-17 9
18-19 11
20-24 14
25-29 23
30-44 73
45-59 113
60-64 50
65-74 59
75-84 25
85-89 7
90+ 3
Total 452

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DT2 7QD does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 68
Married 262
Divorced 34
Separated 7
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 387

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 230
Good 162
Fair 51
Bad 5
Very Bad 4
Total 452

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 160
Apprenticeship 18
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 58
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 64
Other 15
Total 387

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Tolpuddle, Dorchester) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 99% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 449
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Other Asian 1
Total 452

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 419
Wales 5
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 7
Other 14
Total 452

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to DT2 7QD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 385
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 65

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 290
No Religion 109
Buddhist 7
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 44
Total 452

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Puddletown & Lower Winterborne ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 136
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 44
Self Employed 63
Unemployed 2
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 75
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 6
Total 352

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 8
Manufacturing 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 19
RetailInc. Wholesale 31
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 17
Public Administration and Defence 27
Education 31
HealthInc. Social Work 38
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 18
Total 250

Tolpuddle, Dorchester, DT2 7QD is within the Dorchester East Safer Neighbourhood Team policing neighbourhood, under the Dorset Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2019, 1 crime was reported within half a mile of DT2 7QD.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 1 crime committed near DT2 7QD
Neighbourhood Team Address Dorchester East Safer Neighbourhood Team
Weymouth Avenue
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Below are the details of the closest services to Tolpuddle. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for DT2 7QD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 9 closest railway stations to Tolpuddle, Dorchester, DT2 7QD. The nearest railway station is Moreton (Dorset), approximately 3.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Moreton (Dorset) 3.5 miles
Wool 5.4 miles
Dorchester South 7.1 miles
Dorchester West 7.3 miles
Wareham 8.4 miles
Holton Heath 9.5 miles
Upwey 11 miles
Weymouth 12 miles
Hamworthy 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Tolpuddle, Dorchester, DT2 7QD. The nearest is Milborne St Andrew First School, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Milborne St Andrew First School 2.2 miles
Puddletown Church of England First School 2.4 miles
Bere Regis Primary and Preschool 2.8 miles
Bovington Academy 3.9 miles  
Frome Valley CofE VA First School 3.9 miles
Cheselbourne Village School 4.3 miles
Dunbury Church of England Academy 4.3 miles
St Mary & St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 5.4 miles
Wool Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 5.7 miles
Broadmayne First School 6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 3 closest secondary schools to Tolpuddle, Dorchester, DT2 7QD. The nearest is Dorset Studio School, approximately 5.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Dorset Studio School 5.6 miles
The Thomas Hardye School 7.8 miles
The Purbeck School 8.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Tolpuddle, Dorchester, DT2 7QD. The nearest is Milborne St Andrew Surgery, approximately 2.1 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Milborne St Andrew Surgery 2.1 miles
Puddletown Surgery 2.4 miles
Bere Regis Surgery 2.9 miles
Crossways Surgery 4.1 miles
Winterbourne Whitechurch 4.4 miles
Milton Abbas Surgery 4.9 miles
The Wellbridge Practice 5.5 miles
Fordington Surgery 6.6 miles
Winterbourne Stickland 6.7 miles
Atrium Health Centre 7.1 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Tolpuddle, Dorchester, DT2 7QD. The nearest is Princes Street Dental Care, approximately 7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 4 closest hospitals to Tolpuddle, Dorchester, DT2 7QD. The nearest is Dorset County Hospital, approximately 7.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dorset County Hospital 7.4 miles
Maiden Castle House 7.5 miles
BMI The Winterbourne Hospital 7.5 miles
Wareham Community Hospital 8.5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 9 closest opticians to Tolpuddle, Dorchester, DT2 7QD. The nearest is Insight, approximately 6.9 miles away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.

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