Statistics and information about Southampton and surrounding areas. Below are some key facts and figures:

  • Southampton covers 51.81km2
  • Southampton’s population is currently 254,275 (Mid Year Estimate 2016)
  • Claimant counts: May 2017, 2,580 or 1.5% of Southampton’s working age resident population were claiming Jobseeker's Allowance or Universal Credit a decrease of 55 people on the previous year.
  • Average house price: April 2017 was £200,082 an increase of 5.45% in the last year
  • Southampton is ranked 6th in the PWC Good growth for cities 2015 report
  • Southampton is ranked 19th in the VENUESCORE Top Shopping Venues 2015 to 2016
  • Southampton University is ranked 17th in the 2017 league tables from the Complete University Guide and 121st in the 2016-17 World University Rankings
  • Solent University is ranked 115th in the 2017 league tables from the Complete University Guide

More information is available from:

  • Census 2011: information on the demography and characteristics of the residents of Southampton, including on ethnicity, households, religion. 
  • Joint Strategic Needs Assessment: health and wider information to identify the ‘big picture’ for health and wellbeing in Southampton
  • Nomis: free access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics from official ONS sources
  • Office for National Statistics: National, regional and local statistics