DT6 (Bridport) area guide

The DT6 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Bettiscombe, Blackney, Bothenhampton, Bowood, Bradpole, Bridport, Bridport North, Bridport South and Bothenhampton, Broadoak, Broadwindsor, Burton Bradstock, Charmouth, Chideock, Chideock and Symondsbury, Chilcombe, Dorset, Dottery, Eype, Filford, Fishpond, Higher Eype, Laverstock, Loders, Loders Cross, Loscombe, Mangerton, Marshwood, Marshwood Vale, Melplash, Monkton Wyld, Monkwood, Morcombelake, Netherbury, Nettlecombe, North Bowood, North Chideock, North Poorton, Oxbridge, Pilsdon, Powerstock, Pymore, Ryall, Salwayash, Seatown, Shave Cross, Shipton Gorge, South Bowood, South Poorton, Sturthill, Symondsbury, Templemans Ash, Uploders, Walditch, Watton, Waytown, West Allington, West Bay, West Milton, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Wooth, Wootton Fitzpaine.


A Mouseprice property guide for DT6 Bridport is coming soon. In the meantime, please have a look at the raw data and statistics about DT6 that can be found by click the relevant links on the left hand side.

Old area guide:

The commentary below was written for the mouseprice.com website in 2006, please be aware that the comments below might be out of date. We recommend disregarding these comments in favour of the data that can be found either above or in the other sections of this website.

Market trends:

Dorchester propertyThe size of the property market in DT6 is 10631 homes.

Dorchester propertyProperty in this postcode district (DT6) has been growing at a nominal annual rate of 13.1% over the last 5 years. This rate can be indicative ofa dynamic local economy and housing market. Property price growth in this area has significantly exceeded growth in earnings and the national average house price growth, and so the likelihood of it continuing will be dependent upon price earnings ratio, as well as investment by developers and local authorities in continually upgrading local infrastructure, schools, in addition to the continued strength of the local and national economies and any other economies upon which the area depends.

Dorchester propertyAverage property prices in this postcode district over the last three months have been approximately £239718.

Dorchester propertySince most banks lend money to buy property using their customers’ salary as a indicator of affordability, the price earnings ratio is a useful guide as to whether property in an area is expensive or not. Price Earnings Ratio in this postcode district is 11.8.

Dorchester propertyNew transactions as a percentage of overall sales are 15%.

Housing stock:

Bridport propertyIf you are specifically looking to buy Detached Houses, this would be an excellent area for you to explore, with 41.8% of properties being this type.

Bridport propertyFor those buyers keen to purchase Flats, this would not be an ideal area, because only 15.6% are this type.

Bridport propertyThis is an area with a high proportion of property suitable for families with children.

Bridport propertySocially rented accommodation represents 12.8% of the total rented accommodation in the area.

Bridport propertyThe majority of property in this area is owner occupied.

Bridport propertyThe average price of a two bed property in this area is higher than the national average of £187894 at £201367.

Who lives here:

Bridport propertyTotal population in this area is 20725.
Bridport propertyThis area is a haven for the retired, who make up 34.2% of the population.
Bridport propertyThis area has a high percentage of married people at 20.4%.
Bridport propertyAverage working hours in this area for men are 42 and for women are 29.
Bridport propertyThis area has 1.3 people per square kilometre.
Bridport propertyJob prospects in this area are good with low unemployment (2%). Most jobs are found in the Wholesale & Retail and Construction sectors.