Dorset is a county in England with a population of 769,783 ranking it at position 31st in terms of population among the Counties in England. It has an area of 2,652 km2 with a population density of 290 people per km2. It is bordered by the following counties; Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon. There are no cities in this county.  This article contains a list of Dorset Towns and Villages. In terms of Districts, Dorset is made up of the following districts:

DISTRICT POPULATION AREA (km2) POPULATION DENSITY
1 Bournemouth 185,616 46 4,035
2 Poole 149,766 65 2,304
3 West Dorset 103,524 1,082 96
4 East Dorset 91,227 354 258
5 North Dorset 73,221 609 120
6 Weymouth and Portland 67,520 42 1,608
7 Christchurch 50,485 50 1,010
8 Purbeck 48,424 404 120
TOTAL 769,783 2,652 290

 

Location of Dorset Towns and Villages

Location of Dorset Towns and Villages

The following is a list of Dorset Towns and Villages in order of Population. The population data is from the census of 2011.

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TOWN/VILLAGE POPULATION STATUS
1 Bournemouth 183,498 Town
2 Poole 147,845 Town
3 Weymouth 52,239 Town
4 Christchurch 48,467 Town
5 Ferndown 26,568 Town
6 Dorchester 19,060 Town
7 Wimborne Minster 15,553 Town
8 Verwood 13,968 Town
9 Bridport 13,569 Town
10 Gillingham 11,758 Town
11 Blandford Forum 10,617 Town
12 Swanage 9,614 Town
13 Sherborne 9,528 Town
14 West Moors 7,562 Village
15 Shaftesbury 7,318 Town
16 Chickerell 5,514 Town
17 Wareham 5,491 Town
18 Nottington 5,457 Village
19 Mudeford 4,972 Village
20 Sturminster Newton 4,293 Town
21 Lyme Regis 3,677 Town
22 Highcliffe 3,457 Town
23 Lytchett Matravers 3,428 Village
24 Alderholt 3,178 Village
25 Beaminster 3,114 Town
26 Charminster 2,947 Village
27 Stalbridge 2,691 Town
28 Poundbury 2,514 Village
29 Oakley 2,400 Village
30 Bradpole 2,331 Village
31 Crossways 2,264 Village
32 Bothenhampton 2,138 Village
33 Marnhull 1,994 Village
34 Bere Regis 1,746 Village
35 Three Legged Cross 1,514 Village
36 Broadwindsor 1,328 Village
37 Netherbury 1,318 Village
38 Charmouth 1,317 Village
39 Arne 1,289 Village
40 Blandford St Mary 1,237 Village
41 Broadmayne 1,207 Village
42 Shillingstone 1,174 Village
43 Charlton Marshall 1,154 Village
44 Maiden Newton 1,120 Village
45 Pimperne 1,114 Village
46 Yetminster 1,109 Village
47 Milborne St Andrew 1,067 Village
48 Hazelbury Bryan 1,061 Village
49 Symondsbury 1,061 Village
50 Bradford Abbas 978 Village
51 Bryanston 924 Village
52 Okeford Fitzpaine 913 Village
53 Langton Matravers 857 Village
54 Thornford 831 Village
55 Cann 827 Village
56 Bourton 824 Village
57 Cerne Abbas 824 Village
58 Winterborne St Martin 784 Village
59 Cranborne 781 Village
60 Allington 768 Village
61 Milton Abbas 758 Village
62 Fontmell Magna 738 Village
63 West Lulworth 714 Village
64 Pamphill 711 Village
65 Portesham 684 Village
66 Thorncombe 684 Village
67 Osmington 679 Village
68 Piddletrenthide 648 Village
69 Buckland Newton 624 Village
70 Stourpaine 614 Village
71 Stratton 591 Village
72 East Stour 579 Village
73 Stour Provost 574 Village
74 Spetisbury 557 Village
75 Halstock 549 Village
76 Frampton 527 Village
77 Bincombe 517 Village
78 Loders 517 Village
79 Cattistock 514 Village
80 Tarrant Launceston 497 Village
81 Abbotsbury 485 Village
82 Affpuddle 481 Village
83 Leigh 481 Village
84 Hilton 478 Village
85 Longburton 471 Village
86 Hurn 467 Village
87 Owermoigne 465 Village
88 Lydlinch 439 Village
89 Stourton Caundle 432 Village
90 Studland 428 Village
91 East Stoke 417 Village
92 Piddlehinton 412 Village
93 Iwerne Courtney 411 Village
94 Bishop’s Caundle 398 Village
95 Witchampton 395 Village
96 Kington Magna 394 Village
97 Durweston 391 Village
98 West Knighton 379 Village
99 Bradford Peverell 378 Village
100 Moreton 378 Village
101 Holwell 371 Village
102 Hinton Martell 365 Village
103 Litton Cheney 356 Village
104 Shipton Gorge 352 Village
105 Buckhorn Weston 351 Village
106 Alcester 344 Village
107 Winterbourne Abbas 338 Village
108 Stinsford 334 Village
109 Morden 328 Village
110 Nether Compton 325 Village
111 Marshwood 312 Village
112 Melbury Abbas 311 Village
113 Tarrant Keyneston 311 Village
114 Powerstock 296 Village
115 West Stafford 294 Village
116 Farnham 287 Village
117 Dewlish 284 Village
118 Folke 271 Village
119 Pulham 268 Village
120 Hinton St Mary 264 Village
121 Tarrant Gunville 238 Village
122 Holnest 227 Village
123 Gussage St Michael 219 Village
124 Evershot 218 Village
125 Edmondsham 215 Village
126 Bloxworth 211 Village
127 Long Bredy 211 Village
128 Melbury Osmond 198 Village
129 Glanvilles Wootton 196 Village
130 Shapwick 192 Village
131 Ashmore 187 Village
132 Over Compton 187 Village
133 Sandford Orcas 187 Village
134 Minterne Magna 184 Village
135 Alton Pancras 179 Village
136 Mappowder 167 Village
137 Tarrant Hinton 165 Village
138 Frome Vauchurch 161 Village
139 Hooke 157 Village
140 Castleton 156 Village
141 Frome St Quintin 154 Village
142 Askerswell 150 Village
143 Fifehead Neville 148 Village
144 Chalbury 147 Village
145 Manston 147 Village
146 Todber 147 Village
147 Moor Crichel 141 Village
148 Chedington 134 Village
149 Blackdown 132 Village
150 Godmanstone 131 Village
151 Silton 128 Village
152 Burstock 124 Village
153 Langton Herring 124 Village
154 Littlebredy 122 Village
155 Batcombe 121 Village
156 Ryme Intrinseca 118 Village
157 Rampisham 117 Village
158 Swyre 114 Village
159 Ibberton 112 Village
160 East Orchard 111 Village
161 Oborne 109 Village
162 Beer Hackett 105 Village
163 Kimmeridge 96 Village
164 Long Crichel 83 Village
165 Hilfield 54 Village

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