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Dunkirk is located in Nottinghamshire
Population 10,920 (ward. 2011)
OS grid reference SK5483338302
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NG7
Dialling code 0115
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
  • Nottingham South
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52°56′20″N 1°11′02″W / 52.939°N 1.184°W / 52.939; -1.184

Dunkirk is a residential area of Nottingham, England which is located to the south-east of the University of Nottingham and the Queen's Medical Centre. It is in the electoral ward of 'Dunkirk and Lenton', part of the Nottingham South constituency, with a population of 10,920 in the 2011 census.

While home to many permanent residents of Nottingham, the area also houses numerous students, including many international students, mainly from east and south-east Asia. The area has become increasingly popular in the last decade due to its proximity to the university.

Dunkirk has a nursery, primary school and the Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology; socially, there is the Old Lenton and Dunkirk Community Centre.

Dunkirk also has a small industrial area, next to the Nottingham Canal. Nottingham Science and Technology Park, Nottingham Science Park, is also located in Dunkirk.

There is a large cinema and entertainment centre across the canal from Dunkirk, adjacent to Clifton Boulevard (A52 road).


Dunkirk has a population of just over 10,000, with the average household size being 2.90, and the population density per hectare is 20.90.

Dunkirk is ethnically mixed, with 60% of the people being White British and 40% being from various countries such as: 5.1% from Iran, 4.7% from India, 3.69% from Pakistan, 6.05% from China, 3.6% from Africa, 3.5% from the Caribbean and 2% from the Arab World.

36.3% of the population consider themselves Christian, 10.3% consider themselves Muslim, 2.8% are Hindu, 1.2% are Jewish, 1.9% are Buddhist and 1.4% are Sikh.

60.4% of the people are aged between 16-24 and 11.5% are 30-44, highlighting Dunkirk's high student population due to its proximity to Nottingham's University Park Campus.


Dunkirk's surrounding area is home to two retail parks, Castle Marina Retail Park and Riverside Retail Park. Castle Marina Retail Park is filled with a number of high-profile furniture shops, Costa, PC World, Sainsbury's and several eateries. Riverside Retail Park has a B&Q megastore, Toys R Us as well as a few high street units.

There is also a number of car dealerships, including Porsche, Maserati and Ferrari.

Neighbouring areas

  • Lenton to the north and east.
  • Beeston to the west and south-west.


Dunkirk is situated in an important economical zone for Greater Nottingham; along with neighbouring Beeston Rylands, it is home to a number of international and regional headquarters such as Games Workshop, Experian, Black Horse, CIS, Abbeyfield Estates, Specsavers, Arck, Coutts, Zurich, HSBC, Speedo, Bank of England, tcp, HBOS plc and Vision Express.


Bus services in Dunkirk, Nottingham
Bus operator Line Destination(s) Notes
Nottingham City Transport 34 Nottingham → Derby Road → QMC → University Park Campus
48 Nottingham → Railway Station → Meadows → Electric Avenue → Clifton Bridge → Clifton (Southchurch Drive, Nobel Road)
48X Nottingham → Railway Station → Meadows → Queen's Drive → Clifton Bridge → Clifton (Southchurch Drive, Nobel Road)
49 Nottingham → Railway Station → Queen's Drive → NG2 Business Park → Electric Avenue → Clifton Bridge → Thane Road → Boots Factory
49X Nottingham → Railway Station → Queen's Drive → NG2 Business Park → Queen's Drive → Clifton Bridge → Thane Road → Boots Factory
53 Arnold → Daybrook → City Hospital → Basford → Western Boulevard → Jubilee Campus → QMC → Showcase Cinemas → Clifton
53B Daybrook → City Hospital → Basford → Western Boulevard → Jubilee Campus → QMC → Showcase Cinemas → Clifton
Trentbarton eighteen NottinghamBeestonStapleford
indigo NottinghamLong EatonDerby / Briar Gate
Skylink Nottingham NottinghamLong EatonEast Midlands AirportLoughborough / Coalville
20 NottinghamRylandsBeestonStaplefordIlkestonHeanor
Nottingham Community Transport L64 Nottingham → QMC → Fabis Drive → Clifton
W1 Nottingham → Castle Bridge Road → Lenton Lane Industrial Estate
Centrelink Victoria Bus Station → Maid Marian Way → Nottingham Train Station → Queen's Drive P&R
Medilink City Hospital → Wilkinson Street P&R → QMC → Queen's Drive P&R
University Hopperbus 901 Nottingham (Weekends) → University Park → Showcase Cinemas → Clifton Lane → Sutton Bonington
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