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Unitary Authority

Portsmouth

Contained within
South East

Population and society

Population

by country of birth
Table: Population by country of birth
People National
average
England 173,783 84.80% 83.50%
Northern Ireland 735 0.40% 0.40%
Scotland 3,390 1.70% 1.30%
Wales 2,100 1.00% 1.00%
Ireland 862 0.40% 0.70%
UK (not otherwise specified) 0 0.00% 0.00%
EU Member State (2001) 3,368 1.60% 1.70%
EU Accession State (2011) 4,553 2.20% 2.00%
Other 16,241 7.90% 9.40%
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Population

by gender and age
Headline population figures
Total Female Male
53,012,456
26,943,308 50.82% 26,069,148 49.18%
Table of population broken up by gender and age group
female male
age count baseline* count baseline*
90(+) 1,137 1.12% 1.10% 412 0.40% 0.41%
85-89 1,838 1.80% 1.86% 954 0.92% 1.06%
80-84 2,450 2.41% 2.74% 1,550 1.50% 1.99%
75-79 2,924 2.87% 3.39% 2,286 2.22% 2.90%
70-74 3,325 3.26% 3.99% 2,881 2.79% 3.71%
65-69 3,830 3.76% 4.79% 3,825 3.71% 4.67%
60-64 4,930 4.84% 5.99% 4,890 4.74% 5.97%
55-59 4,620 4.54% 5.62% 4,692 4.55% 5.68%
50-54 5,820 5.71% 6.36% 6,106 5.92% 6.47%
45-49 6,913 6.79% 7.27% 6,935 6.72% 7.36%
40-44 7,003 6.88% 7.28% 7,277 7.05% 7.38%
35-39 6,594 6.47% 6.62% 6,790 6.58% 6.77%
30-34 6,691 6.57% 6.51% 7,169 6.95% 6.73%
25-29 8,252 8.10% 6.79% 8,739 8.47% 6.98%
20-24 10,570 10.38% 6.62% 12,191 11.81% 6.94%
15-19 7,640 7.50% 6.06% 8,316 8.06% 6.55%
10-14 5,353 5.26% 5.58% 5,574 5.40% 6.05%
5-9 5,372 5.27% 5.39% 5,659 5.48% 5.84%
0-4 6,593 6.47% 6.01% 6,955 6.74% 6.51%
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female male

*The baseline figures are the % of the national population. The dataset shows the population by five-year age group. For the 2011 Census, a usual resident of the UK is anyone who, on census day 2011, was in the UK and had stayed or intended to stay in the UK for a period of 12 months or more, or had a permanent UK address and was outside the UK and intended to be outside the UK for less than 12 months. The age of a person is derived from their date of birth. It is their age in years on their last birthday up to and including census day 2011.

Source: Population (age by five year group)

Housing and households

Households

Count
households count visualisation
Households
85,473

Households (by composition)

Source: Households (by composition)

Households

average size
households count visualisation
People National
2.40
2.40

Households (by composition)

Source: Households (by composition)

Households

by composition
Table: Households by composition
People National
average
One person: Aged 65 and over
10,334 12.10% 12.40%
One person: Other
17,137 20.00% 17.90%
One family: All aged 65 and over
4,881 5.70% 8.10%
One family: Married* no children
8,339 9.80% 12.30%
One family: Married* dependent children
11,217 13.10% 15.30%
One family: Married* all children non-dependent
3,701 4.30% 5.60%
One family: Cohabiting: no children
5,229 6.10% 5.30%
One family: Cohabiting: dependent children
3,802 4.40% 4.00%
One family: Cohabiting: all children non-dependent
420 0.50% 0.50%
One family: Lone parent: dependent children
7,335 8.60% 7.10%
One family: Lone parent: all children non-dependent
2,740 3.20% 3.50%
Other: With dependent children
2,123 2.50% 2.60%
Other: All full-time students
2,910 3.40% 0.60%
Other: All aged 65 and over
279 0.30% 0.30%
Other: Other
5,026 5.90% 4.50%
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*'Married' includes same-sex civil partnership couples

Source: Households (by composition)

Transportation

Travel

to work
Table: Travel to work
People National
average
Car / Van (driver) 50,299 32.70% 36.90%
Car / Van (passenger) 5,754 3.70% 3.30%
Bicycle 7,148 4.70% 1.90%
Foot 16,324 10.60% 6.90%
Light rail 125 0.10% 2.60%
Train 3,498 2.30% 3.50%
Bus 7,197 4.70% 4.90%
Taxi 1,025 0.70% 0.30%
Motorcycle 1,131 0.70% 0.50%
Other 838 0.50% 0.40%
Don't travel 3,280 2.10% 3.50%
Not in employment 57,086 37.10% 35.30%
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Method of travel to work

Source: Method of travel to work

Cars and vans

per household
Table: Cars and vans per household
People National
average
None 28,533 33.40% 25.80%
1 37,396 43.80% 42.20%
2 15,776 18.50% 24.70%
3 2,948 3.40% 5.50%
4(+) 820 1.00% 1.90%
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Households (by car or van availability - number of vehicles)

Source: Households (by car or van availability - number of vehicles)

Skills and qualifications

Qualifications

Table: Qualifications
People National
average
Apprenticeship 6,545 3.90% 3.60%
NVQ Level 1 21,980 13.10% 13.30%
NVQ Level 2 25,073 15.00% 15.20%
NVQ Level 3 30,068 18.00% 12.40%
NVQ Level 4(+) 39,630 23.70% 27.40%
None 35,405 21.20% 22.50%
Other 8,555 5.10% 5.70%
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Qualifications and students

Source: Qualifications and students

Health

Life Expectancy

at birth
life expectancy visualisation
Years National mean
77.1
77.9

Life expectancy at birth for small areas. Mortality data by sex and age group were extracted from annual files supplied to the public health observatories (PHOs) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). These were deaths registered in the calendar years 2005-09. Deaths were allocated to the deceased's lower layer super output area (LSOA) of usual residence using the August 2010 version of the National Statistics Postcode Directory. Population data are experimental mid-year population estimates for LSOAs, by sex and single year of age, supplied by ONS to PHOs. Counts by single year of age from 2005-09 were aggregated into the age groups required for the calculation of LE (<1, 1-4, 5-9, 10-14, ... 80-84, 85+).

Source: Life expectancy at birth for small areas

Deprivation

Mean IMD Rank of LSOAs

in Portsmouth (1 = most deprived, 32,484 = least deprived)
average IMD score visualisation
Average Rank South East
19,457
14,700

Indices of Deprivation 2010: Average rank

Source: Indices of Deprivation 2010: Average rank

Deprived Neighbourhoods

by IMD quintile

Jobs and the economy

Economic Activity

Table: Economic Activity
People National
average
Employed (full-time) 57,743 36.70% 37.70%
Employed (part-time) 20,626 13.10% 13.40%
Self-employed 11,551 7.30% 9.50%
Full-time student 9,378 6.00% 3.40%
Student 16,380 10.40% 5.70%
Looking after home / family 6,297 4.00% 4.30%
Long-term sick or disabled 5,813 3.70% 4.00%
Never worked 810 0.50% 0.70%
Long-term unemployed 2,730 1.70% 1.70%
Unemployed 6,536 4.20% 4.30%
Retired 16,385 10.40% 13.40%
Other 2,996 1.90% 2.10%
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Economic activity (detailed)

Source: Economic activity (detailed)

Employment

by Occupation
Table: Employment by Occupation
People National
average
(Group 1) Managers, directors and senior officials
8,915 9.20% 10.90%
(Group 2) Professional
15,310 15.80% 17.50%
(Group 3) Associate professional and technical
12,311 12.70% 12.80%
(Group 4) Administrative and secretarial
10,331 10.70% 11.50%
(Group 5) Skilled trades
11,164 11.60% 11.40%
(Group 6) Caring, leisure and other service
9,268 9.60% 9.30%
(Group 7) Sales and customer service
10,124 10.50% 8.40%
(Group 8) Process, plant and machine operatives
6,642 6.90% 7.20%
(Group 9) Elementary occupations
12,554 13.00% 11.10%
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Job Seeker's Allowance claimant rate

y: % of working age population claiming JSA, x: time, dotted line: England %
12 %
0%
2006
2008
2010
2012
2014
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Portsmouth England (benchmark)
2006 January 2.15% 2.38%
February 2.28% 2.45%
March 2.30% 2.47%
April 2.26% 2.46%
May 2.20% 2.42%
June 2.11% 2.39%
July 2.11% 2.41%
August 2.13% 2.40%
September 2.14% 2.40%
October 2.13% 2.36%
November 2.17% 2.33%
December 2.21% 2.33%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Portsmouth England (benchmark)
2007 January 2.33% 2.41%
February 2.32% 2.43%
March 2.29% 2.39%
April 2.27% 2.30%
May 2.16% 2.23%
June 2.08% 2.14%
July 2.14% 2.13%
August 2.15% 2.14%
September 2.08% 2.07%
October 2.00% 2.01%
November 2.05% 1.97%
December 1.99% 1.97%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Portsmouth England (benchmark)
2008 January 2.18% 2.05%
February 2.18% 2.09%
March 2.14% 2.07%
April 2.07% 2.06%
May 2.02% 2.05%
June 1.98% 2.06%
July 2.12% 2.14%
August 2.27% 2.27%
September 2.37% 2.33%
October 2.43% 2.40%
November 2.66% 2.60%
December 2.89% 2.85%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Portsmouth England (benchmark)
2009 January 3.31% 3.15%
February 3.53% 3.59%
March 3.70% 3.76%
April 3.85% 3.85%
May 3.89% 3.87%
June 3.85% 3.83%
July 3.92% 3.87%
August 3.99% 3.94%
September 3.97% 3.92%
October 3.98% 3.90%
November 3.91% 3.86%
December 3.89% 3.84%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Portsmouth England (benchmark)
2010 January 4.06% 4.02%
February 4.07% 4.02%
March 4.05% 3.91%
April 4.15% 3.80%
May 3.80% 3.63%
June 3.70% 3.48%
July 3.56% 3.45%
August 3.53% 3.48%
September 3.50% 3.46%
October 3.33% 3.41%
November 3.28% 3.39%
December 3.32% 3.41%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Portsmouth England (benchmark)
2011 January 3.49% 3.57%
February 3.54% 3.65%
March 3.53% 3.63%
April 3.55% 3.63%
May 3.43% 3.60%
June 3.29% 3.56%
July 3.45% 3.67%
August 3.55% 3.76%
September 3.62% 3.79%
October 3.64% 3.75%
November 3.62% 3.74%
December 3.72% 3.77%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Portsmouth England (benchmark)
2012 January 3.85% 3.95%
February 3.94% 4.04%
March 3.92% 4.00%
April 3.81% 3.88%
May 3.73% 3.82%
June 3.66% 3.74%
July 3.66% 3.75%
August 3.64% 3.73%
September 3.55% 3.72%
October 3.58% 3.70%
November 3.61% 3.67%
December 3.58% 3.64%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Portsmouth England (benchmark)
2013 January 3.71% 3.76%
February 3.85% 3.84%
March 3.78% 3.77%
April 3.64% 3.66%
May 3.48% 3.56%
June 3.23% 3.41%
July 3.14% 3.35%
August 3.05% 3.28%
September 2.94% 3.14%
October 2.91% 3.00%
November 2.85% 2.88%
December 2.74% 2.83%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Portsmouth England (benchmark)
2014 January 2.82% 2.92%
February 2.80% 2.92%
March 2.62% 2.80%
April 2.48% 2.67%
May 2.37% 2.55%
June 2.18% 2.37%
July 2.12% 2.30%
August 2.06% 2.21%
September 2.01% 2.14%
October 2.01% 2.05%
November 1.94% 1.95%
December 1.90% 1.89%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Portsmouth England (benchmark)
2015 January 1.95% 1.95%
February 1.98% 1.96%
March 1.94% 1.89%
April 1.81% 1.82%
May 1.71% 1.74%
June n/a n/a
July n/a n/a
August n/a n/a
September n/a n/a
October n/a n/a
November n/a n/a
December n/a n/a

Jobseekers Allowance claimants (monthly count)

Source: Jobseekers Allowance claimants (monthly count)