The Mid Year Population Estimates (MYE) are produced by the Office for National Statistics. The MYE is used by central government to determine population size nationally and also give us the best comparison of population across the country. These population figures should be used when comparing Southampton with other areas and where a national population figure is needed.
The current population of Southampton is 242,100 based on the Mid Year Estimate 2013 of which 122,800 are male and 119,300 are female.
For more information and detail on the population of Southampton use the Population Analysis Tool from the Office for National Statistics or you can download previous years below.