Hampshire Facts and Figures

Portsmouth Key Facts








Portsmouth Boundaries



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

Ward:


Parish:

Note : Portsmouth contains no Parish areas within its District 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 4028.311 100% 100%
Portsmouth total 4028.311 100% 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 Portsmouth on its own as 100% Urban would show very little so the map below also includes Portsmouth's neighbouring authorities to illustrate the nearest rural areas to the Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth factsheets by clicking on the following links:


Population age profile



Age Group 1991 Census 2001 Census 2011 Census
All Ages 174,697 186,701 205,056
0-4 12,364 11,006 13,548
5-9 10,455 11,076 11,031
10-14 8,782 11,790 10,927
15-19 10,091 12,763 15,956
20-24 15,655 16,700 22,761
25-29 16,651 14,071 16,991
30-34 13,350 15,300 13,860
35-39 10,537 14,902 13,384
40-44 10,989 12,460 14,280
45-49 9,541 10,552 13,848
50-54 8,343 10,577 11,926
55-59 8,022 9,116 9,312
60-64 8,346 7,715 9,820
65-69 8,826 7,124 7,655
70-74 8,138 6,627 6,206
75-79 6,654 6,244 5,210
80-84 4,667 4,779 4,000
85-89 2,307 2,635 2,792
90+ 979 1,264 1,549

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 Portsmouth 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 226 250 246 214 187 180 112 93 115 96 57 1776
Large 351 487 388 312 525 1129 614 224 161 255 179 4625
Total 577 737 634 526 712 1309 726 317 276 351 236 6401


Note : Large sites are sites of 10 or more dwellings
Source: Land Supply team, Research and 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



2011 ratio of median house prices to median earnings 2011 ratio of lower quartile house prices to lower quartile earnings
Portsmouth UA 5.62 6.38
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) 1,200 1,400 -200 -12.2 0.61
3 : Manufacturing (C) 9,100 14,200 -5,100 -35.8 1.06
4 : Construction (F) 3,400 3,000 400 13.3 0.77
5 : Motor trades (Part G) 1,800 1,800 0 -1.2 0.99
6 : Wholesale (Part G) 3,000 2,800 200 7.6 0.74
7 : Retail (Part G) 10,700 10,800 0 -0.3 1.05
8 : Transport & storage (inc postal) (H) 3,700 3,600 100 3.0 0.82
9 : Accommodation & food services (I) 8,300 7,200 1,100 14.8 1.16
10 : Information & communication (J) 8,700 8,500 200 2.6 2.14
11 : Financial & insurance (K) 2,200 2,300 -100 -3.6 0.58
12 : Property (L) 900 1,200 -300 -24.2 0.51
13 : Professional, scientific & technical (M) 4,400 4,100 300 7.2 0.55
14: Business administration and support services (N) 7,800 7,400 400 5.2 0.92
15 : Public administration & defence (O) 7,100 7,600 -400 -5.7 1.45
16 : Education (P) 10,700 10,100 600 6.4 1.11
17 : Health (Q) 14,200 15,200 -1,000 -6.3 1.03
18 : Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services (R,S,T and U) 4,600 4,200 300 8.3 0.99
Total Employee Estimate 101,800 105,200 -3,400 -3.2 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) Portsmouth (£) C.I % +/- UK (£) C.I % +/-
Males 459 6.8 508 0.3
Females 300 7.8 328 0.2
All workers 376 4.9 417 0.2
Full time workers 474 4.7 518 0.2

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

Average gross weekly (median workplace earnings) Portsmouth (£) C.I % +/- UK (£) C.I % +/-
Male 524 6.4 508 0.3
Female 353 6.7 328 0.2
All workers 418 4.4 417 0.2
Full Time workers 508 4.3 518 0.2

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

NOTES: Earnings are median gross wekkly estimates. The median is the value below which 50% of all employees fall. It is preferred over the mean for earnings 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 estimate at the 95% level (0.05). As a rule of thumb, the higher the percentage value the less reliable the data. Any value above 10% should be viewed with caution.


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Unemployment



Claimants Sept 2014 Male Female Persons
Claimants 1,780 1,033 2,813
Rate % 2.5 1.5 2.0
UK Rate % 2.9 1.7 2.3

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 created after the 2001 Census and are areas with an average population of about 1500 within wards.

(Click map to enlarge)

Portsmouth 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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