Our historical statistics are always for precisely defined areas, usually administrative units, not "places". We know about the following units named after Portland. Each has its own "home page" with much more information. Click on a tick to go directly to a particular statistical theme.

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Portland USD tick                
Portland LabMkt       tick          
the Isle of Portland Liberty tick   tick   tick tick      
Portland SubD tick tick tick     tick      
Portland St John EP                  
Portland St Peter EP                  
Portland All Saints With St Peter EP                  
Portland CP/AP tick   tick   tick tick      
Portland EP                  

Be careful! A unit may cover just the town or village, but it may include a big surrounding area. For example, in England and Wales rural districts — units with RD or RSD suffixes — may even exclude the places they are named after. The "Units covering this place" tab lists units whose boundaries contained Portland.

Election Results

We know of no constituencies that were named after Portland; where constituencies had more than one name, we base this on their "preferred" name. Constituencies that covered the point location we hold for Portland will be listed on the "Units covering this place" tab. You can search for constituencies or other units that covered a particular location you are interested in by typing a postcode into our home page, or by using our Historic maps section, zooming in, selecting the Information option, and then clicking on your location.

This website includes information on many different historical units, including census data and other statistics. The boundaries of these units covered Portland:

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Portland CP/APtick tick ticktick   
Portland UDtickticktickticktickticktick  
Weymouth PLU/RegDtickticktick  tick   
Weymouth and Portland Districttickticktickticktickticktick  
Dorset County O41area  tick tick    
Dorset AdmCtickticktickticktickticktick tick
Dorset AncCtick tick ticktick  tick
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Dorset RegCticktickticktick tick   
the South West GovOftickticktickticktickticktick  
Great Britain Deptickticktickticktickticktick tick
England and Wales Deptickticktickticktickticktick tick

Click on a tick for direct access to that theme.

Election Results

Election results are available for these constituencies which covered Portland.

Constituencies Start Date End Date
Dorsetshire PCon18321884
Dorsetshire Southern PDivCon18851948
South Dorset CCon19492009
West Dorset CCon19921996

Please note that these units are listed here because their boundaries covered the point location we hold for Portland. You can search for units that covered the particular location you are interested in by typing a postcode into our home page, or by using our Historic maps section, zooming in, selecting the Information option, and then clicking on your location. Units will also not be listed here if we hold no computerised boundaries for them, such as Registration sub-Districts and Sanitary Districts.