> Life expectancy in Dorset for both men (80.3 years) and women (82.8 years) was higher than the England average.
> The rate of teenage conception in Dorset (28.1 per 1,000 women aged 15-17) was lower than the rates for the South West (34.5 per 1,000) and England (40.2 per 1,000).
> The crime rate in Dorset (25.1 per 1,000 population) was lower than the rate for the South West (33.8 per 1,000) and England and Wales (41.3 per 1,000).
> Median gross annual pay in Dorset was £24,927 (South West £24,922, England £26,165)
> The latest unemployment rate for Dorset is 4.0% (South West 6.0%, England 7.6%)
59.2% of Dorset pupils achieved 5+ GCSEs grades A*-C or equivalent, including Maths and English (South West 57.5%, England 58.3%).
> Dorset lowest quartile affordability ratio (house price to earnings ratio: a higher ratio means less affordable housing) was 10.3 (South West 8.2, England 6.7).
> There were 351 road casualties per 100,000 population in Dorset (South West 310, England 355).