Information about Portsmouth

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Portsmouth Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Portsmouth is 208,001 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Portsmouth is 104,840, and the female population is 103,163. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 161,664, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 14,105. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned No religion (97,887), followed by Christian (81,939), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (40,658), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (28,802). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Portsmouth area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (56,900), while 29,280 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 51,190 adults have Level 3 education, while 22,404 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Portsmouth area are

  • Professional occupations (18084)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (12207), and
  • Elementary occupations (11602)


The average age of people living in Portsmouth is 39 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (35063), Between 15 to 24 (34535), and Between 25 to 34 (31325). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Portsmouth has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (32,091) followed by Full-time students (23,270), and Semi-routine occupations (20,428). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Population of Portsmouth over the years

Male Population of Portsmouth over the years
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Postcodes in Portsmouth

The postcode district PO are associated with the Portsmouth, and there are total 7 postcode areas (listed below). The Portsmouth has a total of 4967 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Portsmouth


Central Southsea

Charles Dickens



Drayton and Farlington

Eastney and Craneswater






St Jude

St Thomas

RegionSouth East