Figure 7.   Population of some Purbeck Parishes 1961–2001.

Parish

1961

1971

1981

1991

2001

Hectares

Persons/Ha

Arne (including Stoborough)

1,066

1,062

1,050

1,159

1,420

2,483

0.57

Church Knowle

391

341

338

332

320

1,183

0.27

Corfe Castle (including Kingston)

1,381

1,292

1347

1,341

1,460

3,745

0.39

Kimmeridge

87

70

77

96

110

402

0.27

Langton Matravers

950

953

902

910

1,030

896

1.15

Studland

635

620

432

473

480

2,053

0.23

Worth Matravers (including Harman’s Cross)

580

576

518

605

660

1,098

0.60

Purbeck District

32,075

36,688

40,414

42,383

44,441

40,442

1.10

West Dorset

     

91,060

 

10,8153

0.84

Source: Environmental Studies in Purbeck – Handbook by David Kemp, 1996.
Later data from PDC and WDCC