If you are thinking of moving to Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth to figures for City of Portsmouth and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Portsmouth is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Portsmouth 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.
Portsmouth Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Portsmouth and are from the UK Census of 2011. Portsmouth 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.
Portsmouth Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Portsmouth are from the UK Census of 2011.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.4%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||3.9%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||7.9%||9.4%|
Portsmouth Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Portsmouth has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Portsmouth is an economically deprived area.
|Social Rented (Council)||11.7%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||6.6%||8.3%|
Portsmouth Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Portsmouth as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Portsmouth is also older than the average, making Portsmouth a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||6.6%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||5.4%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.3%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.4%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||15.5%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||8.3%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||20.3%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||17.1%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||4.8%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||6.8%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||4.5%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.2%||2.3%|
Portsmouth Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Portsmouth come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||3.1%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.4%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||13.1%||13.5%|
Portsmouth General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Portsmouth. The percentage of residents in Portsmouth rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Portsmouth rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Portsmouth is generally better than in the average person in England.
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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