Socio-economic statistics for Southsea, City of Portsmouth

Socio-economic statistics for Southsea, City of Portsmouth
Socio-economic statistics for Southsea, City of Portsmouth

Socio-economic statistics for Southsea, City of Portsmouth

Statistics

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

Southsea 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.

GradePortsmouthEngland
AB18.90%22.96%
C134.70%30.92%
C219.81%20.64%
DE26.59%25.49%

Southsea Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

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

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TenurePortsmouthEngland
Owned24.1%30.6%
Mortgage30.7%32.8%
Shared1%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)11.7%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)6.6%8.3%
Private Rented22.3%15.4%
Other2.4%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Southsea Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Southsea are from the UK Census of 2011.

CountryPortsmouthEngland
United Kingdom87.8%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland0.4%0.7%
Other EU Countries3.9%3.7%
Outside the EU7.9%9.4%

Southsea General Health Statistics

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

HealthPortsmouthEngland
Very Good47.69%47.17%
Good34.84%34.22%
Fair12.42%13.12%
Bad3.90%4.25%
Very Bad1.15%1.25%

Southsea Age Distribution Statistics

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

AgePortsmouthEngland
Age 0 to 46.6%6.3%
Age 5 to 95.4%5.6%
Age 10 to145.3%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.4%3.7%
Age 18 to 2415.5%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.3%6.9%
Age 30 to 4420.3%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.1%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.8%6%
Age 65 to 746.8%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age36.539.3
Median Age3439

Southsea Education Statistics

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

QualificationPortsmouthEngland
No Qualifications21.2%22.5%
Level 113.1%13.3%
Level 215%15.2%
Apprenticeship3.9%3.6%
Level 318%12.4%
Level 423.7%27.4%
Other5.1%5.7%

Southsea 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 Southsea 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. Southsea 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 Southsea 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.

BenefitPortsmouthEngland
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%

Southsea rates 6/10 for employment deprivation
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019



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

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