Information about Southampton

Population
248,920
Avg Annual Income
£41,403
Full Time Employees
28.42%
Average Age
37.72
Southampton Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Southampton is 248,920 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Southampton is 124,969, and the female population is 123,953. 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 169,481, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 28,787. 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 (108,000), followed by Christian (99,910), 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

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (46,401), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (35,075). 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 Southampton area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (70,750), while 31,732 adults mentioned they are Retired.

Education

Regarding education, 64,663 adults have Level 3 education, while 25,671 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Southampton area are

  • Professional occupations (23404)
  • Elementary occupations (15684), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (14011)

Age

The average age of people living in Southampton is 38 years old. The top three age distributions are: Between 15 to 24 (42892), Below 14 (42083), and Between 25 to 34 (40881). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.

NS-SEC

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 Southampton has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (35,258) followed by Full-time students (29,527), and Routine occupations (27,546). 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)

Map of Southampton

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Population of Southampton over the years

Male Population of Southampton over the years
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Postcodes in Southampton

The postcode district SO are associated with the Southampton, and there are total 10 postcode areas (listed below). The Southampton has a total of 11548 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Southampton
NameType
AreaSouthampton
Ward

Bargate

Bassett

Bevois

Bitterne

Bitterne Park

Coxford

Freemantle

Harefield

Millbrook

Peartree

Portswood

Redbridge

Shirley

Sholing

Swaythling

Woolston

LTLA22
UTLA22Southampton
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland