Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

Numbers of Non-Religious & Religious in Dorset (by Age, Ethnic Group, Country Group & Occupation)

Census 2011: The 16th May 2013 release of census data drills down to numbers of religious & non-religious in local authority regions of Bournemouth, Poole and county of Dorset (comprising Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland) - see map left.

I have compiled the new religious data into four sections with  examples from the town I was born in, Bournemouth (click image for larger image). Each of my Excel summaries has details of the above 8 Local Authorities in Dorset County.

NB. Sections on National Identity by Religion and  Economic Activity by Religion are not included in my compilation.

1) DC2107EW - Age by Religion in Dorset County (source | download Excel summary by Chris Street)


Note: In Bournemouth, parents state that 29% Primary age children (age 5-9) and 30-36% of Secondary children (age 10-17) have no religion. 50% age 20-24 have no religion.




2) DC2201EW - Ethnic Group by Religion in Dorset County (source | download Excel summary by Chris Street)


Note: In Bournemouth 30% are non-religious.

3) DC2207EW - Country of birth by Religion in Dorset County (source | download Excel summary by Chris Street


Note: 33% of people that were born in England and live in Bournemouth, are non-religious.

4) DC6207EW - National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SeC) by Religion in Dorset County (source | download Excel summary by Chris Street)



Note:  In Bournemouth, 47% of full time students and 33% of higher professional occupations, are non-religious.

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