Socio-economic statistics for Portswood, City of Southampton

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

Socio-economic statistics for Portswood, City of Southampton

Statistics

If you are thinking of moving to Portswood 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 Portswood to figures for City of Southampton and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Portswood is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Portswood Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Portswood are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Portswood 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%

Portswood Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Portswood has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Portswood 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%

Portswood 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%

Portswood General Health Statistics

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

Portswood Age Distribution Statistics

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

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

Portswood Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Portswood and are from the UK Census of 2011. Portswood 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%

Portswood Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Portswood 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.

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


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

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