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Dunkirk
Dunkirk shown within Nottinghamshire
Population 10,920 (ward. 2011)
OS grid reference SK555385
District
  • City of Nottingham
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NOTTINGHAM
Postcode district NG7
Dialling code 0115
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
  • Nottingham South
List of places
UK
England
NottinghamshireCoordinates: 52°56′28″N 1°10′32″W / 52.94103°N 1.17559°W / 52.94103; -1.17559

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 Southeast Asia. The area has become increasingly popular in the last decade due to its proximity to the university.

Dunkirk has a nursery and primary school and 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).

Demography

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

Retail

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.

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