The current population of Southampton is 254,275 based on the Mid Year Estimate (MYE) 2016 of which 129,879 are male and 124,396 are female.

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 figure is needed.

For more information and detail on the population of Southampton use the Population Analysis tool from the Office for National Statistics.