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Unitary Authority

Southampton

Contained within
South East

Population and society

Population

by country of birth
Table: Population by country of birth
People National
average
England 188,884 79.70% 83.50%
Northern Ireland 1,029 0.40% 0.40%
Scotland 2,999 1.30% 1.30%
Wales 2,293 1.00% 1.00%
Ireland 1,357 0.60% 0.70%
UK (not otherwise specified) 0 0.00% 0.00%
EU Member State (2001) 4,571 1.90% 1.70%
EU Accession State (2011) 11,370 4.80% 2.00%
Other 24,353 10.30% 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(+) 1,167 0.99% 1.10% 421 0.35% 0.41%
85-89 1,977 1.68% 1.86% 1,107 0.93% 1.06%
80-84 2,846 2.42% 2.74% 1,913 1.60% 1.99%
75-79 3,342 2.85% 3.39% 2,560 2.14% 2.90%
70-74 3,590 3.06% 3.99% 3,206 2.68% 3.71%
65-69 4,443 3.78% 4.79% 4,204 3.52% 4.67%
60-64 5,530 4.71% 5.99% 5,416 4.53% 5.97%
55-59 5,372 4.57% 5.62% 5,467 4.58% 5.68%
50-54 6,242 5.32% 6.36% 6,474 5.42% 6.47%
45-49 7,167 6.10% 7.27% 7,630 6.39% 7.36%
40-44 7,096 6.04% 7.28% 7,506 6.28% 7.38%
35-39 7,241 6.17% 6.62% 8,445 7.07% 6.77%
30-34 8,963 7.63% 6.51% 9,637 8.07% 6.73%
25-29 10,472 8.92% 6.79% 11,313 9.47% 6.98%
20-24 14,322 12.20% 6.62% 15,062 12.61% 6.94%
15-19 8,855 7.54% 6.06% 9,087 7.61% 6.55%
10-14 5,578 4.75% 5.58% 5,977 5.00% 6.05%
5-9 5,773 4.92% 5.39% 6,074 5.08% 5.84%
0-4 7,453 6.35% 6.01% 7,954 6.66% 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
98,254

Households (by composition)

Source: Households (by composition)

Households

average size
households count visualisation
People National
2.41
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
11,283 11.50% 12.40%
One person: Other
21,958 22.30% 17.90%
One family: All aged 65 and over
5,647 5.70% 8.10%
One family: Married* no children
10,010 10.20% 12.30%
One family: Married* dependent children
12,451 12.70% 15.30%
One family: Married* all children non-dependent
4,134 4.20% 5.60%
One family: Cohabiting: no children
6,308 6.40% 5.30%
One family: Cohabiting: dependent children
3,987 4.10% 4.00%
One family: Cohabiting: all children non-dependent
485 0.50% 0.50%
One family: Lone parent: dependent children
6,918 7.00% 7.10%
One family: Lone parent: all children non-dependent
3,130 3.20% 3.50%
Other: With dependent children
2,629 2.70% 2.60%
Other: All full-time students
2,955 3.00% 0.60%
Other: All aged 65 and over
252 0.30% 0.30%
Other: Other
6,107 6.20% 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) 61,164 33.90% 36.90%
Car / Van (passenger) 7,555 4.20% 3.30%
Bicycle 5,243 2.90% 1.90%
Foot 18,536 10.30% 6.90%
Light rail 120 0.10% 2.60%
Train 3,229 1.80% 3.50%
Bus 10,433 5.80% 4.90%
Taxi 535 0.30% 0.30%
Motorcycle 1,209 0.70% 0.50%
Other 847 0.50% 0.40%
Don't travel 3,737 2.10% 3.50%
Not in employment 67,593 37.50% 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 28,996 29.50% 25.80%
1 43,938 44.70% 42.20%
2 20,099 20.50% 24.70%
3 3,969 4.00% 5.50%
4(+) 1,252 1.30% 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 7,156 3.70% 3.60%
NVQ Level 1 25,287 12.90% 13.30%
NVQ Level 2 27,209 13.90% 15.20%
NVQ Level 3 33,882 17.30% 12.40%
NVQ Level 4(+) 48,145 24.60% 27.40%
None 40,991 21.00% 22.50%
Other 12,864 6.60% 5.70%
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Qualifications and students

Source: Qualifications and students

Health

Life Expectancy

at birth
life expectancy visualisation
Years National mean
77.6
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 Southampton (1 = most deprived, 32,484 = least deprived)
average IMD score visualisation
Average Rank South East
19,611
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) 68,082 36.90% 37.70%
Employed (part-time) 22,856 12.40% 13.40%
Self-employed 12,964 7.00% 9.50%
Full-time student 11,660 6.30% 3.40%
Student 20,857 11.30% 5.70%
Looking after home / family 7,449 4.00% 4.30%
Long-term sick or disabled 7,330 4.00% 4.00%
Never worked 1,117 0.60% 0.70%
Long-term unemployed 2,958 1.60% 1.70%
Unemployed 7,631 4.10% 4.30%
Retired 17,775 9.60% 13.40%
Other 3,597 2.00% 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
8,705 7.70% 10.90%
(Group 2) Professional
19,206 17.10% 17.50%
(Group 3) Associate professional and technical
12,661 11.20% 12.80%
(Group 4) Administrative and secretarial
11,778 10.50% 11.50%
(Group 5) Skilled trades
12,826 11.40% 11.40%
(Group 6) Caring, leisure and other service
10,940 9.70% 9.30%
(Group 7) Sales and customer service
11,547 10.30% 8.40%
(Group 8) Process, plant and machine operatives
9,521 8.50% 7.20%
(Group 9) Elementary occupations
15,424 13.70% 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 Southampton England (benchmark)
2006 January 2.20% 2.38%
February 2.27% 2.45%
March 2.32% 2.47%
April 2.36% 2.46%
May 2.37% 2.42%
June 2.29% 2.39%
July 2.37% 2.41%
August 2.31% 2.40%
September 2.25% 2.40%
October 2.17% 2.36%
November 2.05% 2.33%
December 2.02% 2.33%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Southampton England (benchmark)
2007 January 2.16% 2.41%
February 2.24% 2.43%
March 2.25% 2.39%
April 2.24% 2.30%
May 2.15% 2.23%
June 2.13% 2.14%
July 2.09% 2.13%
August 2.04% 2.14%
September 1.89% 2.07%
October 1.89% 2.01%
November 1.90% 1.97%
December 1.89% 1.97%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Southampton England (benchmark)
2008 January 1.96% 2.05%
February 2.06% 2.09%
March 2.08% 2.07%
April 2.13% 2.06%
May 2.12% 2.05%
June 2.22% 2.06%
July 2.25% 2.14%
August 2.32% 2.27%
September 2.35% 2.33%
October 2.41% 2.40%
November 2.83% 2.60%
December 2.99% 2.85%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Southampton England (benchmark)
2009 January 3.27% 3.15%
February 3.71% 3.59%
March 3.94% 3.76%
April 3.95% 3.85%
May 4.02% 3.87%
June 4.12% 3.83%
July 4.16% 3.87%
August 4.25% 3.94%
September 4.15% 3.92%
October 4.13% 3.90%
November 4.22% 3.86%
December 4.18% 3.84%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Southampton England (benchmark)
2010 January 4.32% 4.02%
February 4.01% 4.02%
March 3.84% 3.91%
April 3.63% 3.80%
May 3.50% 3.63%
June 3.21% 3.48%
July 3.16% 3.45%
August 3.17% 3.48%
September 3.11% 3.46%
October 2.98% 3.41%
November 2.93% 3.39%
December 3.03% 3.41%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Southampton England (benchmark)
2011 January 3.16% 3.57%
February 3.33% 3.65%
March 3.35% 3.63%
April 3.42% 3.63%
May 3.42% 3.60%
June 3.25% 3.56%
July 3.25% 3.67%
August 3.39% 3.76%
September 3.43% 3.79%
October 3.49% 3.75%
November 3.47% 3.74%
December 3.48% 3.77%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Southampton England (benchmark)
2012 January 3.54% 3.95%
February 3.71% 4.04%
March 3.77% 4.00%
April 3.44% 3.88%
May 3.43% 3.82%
June 3.28% 3.74%
July 3.24% 3.75%
August 3.28% 3.73%
September 3.23% 3.72%
October 3.14% 3.70%
November 3.17% 3.67%
December 3.19% 3.64%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Southampton England (benchmark)
2013 January 3.38% 3.76%
February 3.44% 3.84%
March 3.43% 3.77%
April 3.28% 3.66%
May 3.09% 3.56%
June 2.92% 3.41%
July 2.81% 3.35%
August 2.74% 3.28%
September 2.66% 3.14%
October 2.53% 3.00%
November 2.48% 2.88%
December 2.39% 2.83%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Southampton England (benchmark)
2014 January 2.46% 2.92%
February 2.51% 2.92%
March 2.39% 2.80%
April 2.26% 2.67%
May 2.11% 2.55%
June 1.92% 2.37%
July 1.79% 2.30%
August 1.70% 2.21%
September 1.66% 2.14%
October 1.65% 2.05%
November 1.53% 1.95%
December 1.49% 1.89%
Period JSA claimants
Year Month Southampton England (benchmark)
2015 January 1.56% 1.95%
February 1.61% 1.96%
March 1.56% 1.89%
April 1.43% 1.82%
May 1.37% 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)