Hampshire Facts and Figures

Southampton Key Facts








Southampton boundaries



Ward boundaries for Southampton can be viewed on a map in either PDF or JPG format by selecting one of the appropriate links below:

Ward:

Parish:

Note : Southampton contains no Parish areas within its unitary boundary therefore no parish map is provided.

Source: Ordnance Survey boundaries

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Rural and Urban Classification 2004


Number of hectares Percent of hectares Percent of population
Rural 0 0% 0%
Urban >10,000 population 4984.263 100% 100%
Southampton total 4984.263 100% 100%


This information can also be viewed graphically on a map in either jpg or pdf format by clicking one of the following links:

(Note: A map showing Southampton on its own as 100% Urban would show very little so the map below also includes Southampton's neighbouring authorities to illustrate the nearest rural areas to the Southampton boundary.)


Sources :

Population figures - Hampshire County Council's 2008 based Small Area Population Forecasts (SAPF).
Rural urban figures - Rural & Urban Classification 2004

These data are derived from 2001 Census data.
Areas were treated as 'urban' or 'rural' simply on the basis of their geographical relationship to settlements of 10,000 or more population. More specifically, where the majority of the population of an area lives within settlements with a population of more than 10,000 people, the area is treated as urban. All other areas were treated as rural.

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Population


The Hampshire County Council Demography section have produced Demographic Factsheets on each of the districts and two unitary authorities in Hampshire, you can view or download the Southampton factsheets by clicking on the following links:

Population age profile


Age Group 1991 Census 2001 Census 2011 Census
All Ages 196,864 217,445 236,882
0-4 13,915 12,051 15,407
5-9 12,184 12,883 11,847
10-14 11,114 12,445 11,555
15-19 12,089 15,903 17,942
20-24 16,874 27,255 29,384
25-29 17,433 17,634 21,785
30-34 14,735 15,846 18,600
35-39 12,614 15,134 15,686
40-44 13,160 13,294 14,602
45-49 11,125 11,918 14,797
50-54 9,715 12,297 12,716
55-59 9,486 10,597 10,839
60-64 9,929 8,558 10,946
65-69 9,954 7,863 8,647
70-74 8,270 7,696 6,796
75-79 6,765 7,058 5,902
80-84 4,458 5,061 4,759
85-89 2,183 2,712 3,084
90+ 861 1,240 1,588

Source : National Statistics

For further information or a more detailed breakdown on the population figures shown please go to the Demography section pages


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Housing Completions



The following table shows the number of net dwellings completed in Southampton by large and small sites each year since 2003. The information is obtained through detailed annual surveys carried out by the Land Supply team and local authority colleagues.

Net Housing Completions by Large, Small and Total Sites 2003-2014


Year 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 Total 2003-2014
Small 189 246 211 201 329 362 235 155 185 160 135 2408
Large 806 762 819 1067 571 672 290 636 477 295 355 6750
Total 995 1008 1030 1268 900 1034 525 791 662 455 490 9158

Note : Large sites are sites of 10 or more dwellings
Source: Land Supply team, Research & Intelligence group, Hampshire County Council

For more information on Housing, Industrial, Leisure and Retail sites please visit the Land Supply section pages

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House Prices to Earnings Ratio



2013 ratio of median house prices to median earnings 2013 ratio of lower quartile house prices to lower quartile earnings
Southampton UA 5.75 6.47
Hampshire 8.04 8.50
England 6.72 6.45

Source:  HM Land Registry


For more house price information see the Land Registry House Price Index pages


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Employment (employees)



Sector 2013 Employee estimate 2012 Employee estimate Absolute Change % Change LQ against GB
1, 2 :Agriculture, Mining & Utilities (A, B, D & E) 500 700 -300 -38.3 0.21
3 : Manufacturing (C) 3,400 4,300 -900 -21.7 0.36
4 : Construction (F) 3,100 2,800 200 8.3 0.64
5 : Motor trades (Part G) 2,000 2,200 -200 -8.0 1.06
6 : Wholesale (Part G) 2,400 2,200 100 6.6 0.54
7 : Retail (Part G) 11,700 11,900 -200 -1.4 1.07
8 : Transport & storage (inc postal) (H) 6,300 6,700 -300 -4.9 1.31
9 : Accommodation & food services (I) 7,600 6,800 800 11.7 0.99
10 : Information & communication (J) 5,500 3,600 2,000 54.5 1.27
11 : Financial & insurance (K) 4,800 4,800 0 -0.1 1.18
12 : Property (L) 1,200 1,100 100 7.0 0.66
13 : Professional, scientific & technical (M) 5,300 5,800 -500 -8.3 0.62
14 : Business administration & support services (N) 10,400 9,800 600 5.8 1.13
15 : Public administration & defence (O) 4,900 5,100 -200 -3.8 0.92
16 : Education (P) 14,800 13,500 1,400 10.4 1.43
17 : Health (Q) 21,400 19,800 1,600 8.1 1.45
18 : Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services (R,S,T and U) 4,000 3,800 300 6.6 0.82
Total Employee Estimate 109,300 104,800 4,500 4.3 1.00

Source: Business Register and Employment Survey 2013 and 2012

Notes:

  1. All broad industry definitions based on Standard Industry Classification (SIC) 2007. The revised SIC 2007 is not directly comparable to the earlier SIC 2003 or 1992 used in the Annual Business Inquiry (ABI).

  2. All estimates rounded to nearest 100 employees.

  3. Excludes SIC 2007 01:000 farm labourers.

  4. An employee is anyone aged 16 years or over that an organisation directly pays from its payroll(s), in return for carrying out a full-time or part-time job or being on a training scheme. It excludes voluntary workers, self-employed, working owners who are not paid via PAYE.

The Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) replaces the Annual Business Inquiry (ABI), but remains based on a sample survey so all figures are estimates subject to reliability measures which need to be taken into account when interpreting the data. The lower the level of geography and industry the less reliable the data.

The location quotient (LQ) compares the local economy to a reference economy, in the process attempting to identify specializations in the local economy. The location quotient is based upon a calculated ratio between the local economy and the economy of some reference unit, in this case the local authority area referenced to Great Britain. A figure equal to or close to ‘1.00’ implies parity between the local and national employee share for that sector, while figures above suggest local sector concentrations.

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Earnings



Average gross weekly (median resident earnings) Southampton (£) C.I % +/- UK (£) C.I % +/-
Males 446 5.4 508 0.3
Female 312 6.8 328 0.2
All workers 393 4.0 417 0.2
Full time workers 479 4.3 518 0.2

Source:  Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (Resident based query), NOMIS. Earnings rounded to the nearest pound.

Average gross weekly (median workplace earnings) Southampton (£) C.I % +/- UK (£) C.I % +/-
Male 518 6.1 508 0.3
Female 364 6.1 328 0.2
All workers 432 5.1 417 0.2
Full Time workers 527 3.1 518 0.2

Source:  Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013 (Workplace  based query), NOMIS. Earnings rounded to the nearest pound.

NOTES: Earnings are median gross weekly estimates. The median is the value below which 50% of all employees fall. It is preferred over the mean for eanrings data, which is influenced more by extreme values e.g. small numbers of very high earners.

Resident based earnings are the average earnings of employees who live in the local district and includes local resident workers and out-commuters. Workplace based earnings include local resident workers and in-commuters.

C.I % +/- is the confidence interval around the estimatr at the 95% level (0.05). As a rule of thumb, the higher the percentage the less reliable the data. Any value over 10% should be viewed with caution.

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Unemployment



Claimant Count Oct 2014 Male Female Persons
Claimants 1,750 1,007 2,757
Rate % 2.0 1.2 1.7
UK Rates % 2.8 1.6 2.2

Source:  DWP Claimant Count, National Statistics

From August 2010 all claimant rates are now based on the revised working age population. This moves the female working age from 16-59yrs to 16-64yrs to be in line with the male working age. This reflects the change in pensionable age for female workers, but the actual changes to pensionable age will be gradually introduced over the coming years. However,  this 'big bang' methodology has been applied by the Office for National Statistics in response to the consultation exercise.


For more detailed information on the latest claimant figures visit our Economic pages and download the lastest Labour Market Bulletin


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Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010

The index of multiple deprivation is a weighted average of other indices, namely Income deprivation, Employment deprivation, Health deprivation and disability, Education, skills and training deprivation; Barriers to Housing and Services, Crime and Living Environment

Figures are now provided for Super Output Areas which were careated after the 2001 Census and are areas with an average population of about 1500 within wards.

(Click map to enlarge)

Southampton IMD 2010




For a more detailed look at IMD data in Hampshire go to the Deprivation indicies page where you can view IMD maps and data.

Source:  DCLG 2010


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