Socio-economic statistics for Bitterne, City of Southampton

Socio-economic statistics for Bitterne, City of Southampton
Socio-economic statistics for Bitterne, City of Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to Bitterne or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Bitterne to figures for City of Southampton and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Bitterne is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Bitterne Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Bitterne has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Bitterne is an economically deprived area.

TenureSouthamptonEngland
Owned21.7%30.6%
Mortgage28.1%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)16.9%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.3%8.3%
Private Rented23.4%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.1%1.3%

Bitterne Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Bitterne as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Bitterne is also older than the average, making Bitterne a older persons location.

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AgeSouthamptonEngland
Age 0 to 46.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 95%5.6%
Age 10 to144.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.1%3.7%
Age 18 to 2416.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 299.2%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.6%20.6%
Age 45 to 5916.2%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.6%6%
Age 65 to 746.5%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2%2.3%
Mean Age36.139.3
Median Age3239

Bitterne Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Bitterne is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.

These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Bitterne are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.

BenefitSouthamptonHampshireEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.8%1.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.3%1.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)13%8.7%13.5%

Bitterne rates 7/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Bitterne Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Bitterne and are from the UK Census of 2011. Bitterne has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average.

QualificationSouthamptonEngland
No Qualifications21%22.5%
Level 112.9%13.3%
Level 213.9%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.7%3.6%
Level 317.3%12.4%
Level 424.6%27.4%
Other6.6%5.7%

Bitterne General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Bitterne. The percentage of residents in Bitterne rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Bitterne rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Bitterne is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthSouthamptonEngland
Very Good47.56%47.17%
Good34.99%34.22%
Fair12.36%13.12%
Bad3.89%4.25%
Very Bad1.20%1.25%

Bitterne Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Bitterne are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Bitterne has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountrySouthamptonEngland
United Kingdom82.4%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries6.7%3.7%
Outside the EU10.3%9.4%

Bitterne Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner.

GradeSouthamptonEngland
AB18.87%22.96%
C132.20%30.92%
C220.43%20.64%
DE28.50%25.49%

What is the population of Bitterne and Southampton?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Southampton including Bitterne. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

WardPopulation
Bargate25886
Bassett15429
Bevois19854
Bitterne14071
Bitterne Park14112
Coxford13654
Freemantle17072
Harefield13797
Millbrook15499
Peartree14053
Portswood15670
Redbridge15611
Shirley14879
Sholing13231
Swaythling14873
Woolston15181
Southampton Total252872



Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.


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