Authority → Southampton

Southampton Population

Here are the latest population statistics on Southampton in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

247,300

Population

4.9%

Unqualified

3.8%

Unemployment

£35,339

Salary

£299,362

Property

Quick answer: Southampton is a local authority in England. The population of Southampton is 247,300. The population per square mile of Southampton is 8,801. The average salary in Southampton is £35,339 per year. The average property price in Southampton is £299,362.


Books about Southampton: Numerous fiction and non-fiction books have been produced about the rich history of Southampton. Here is a link to some of the books about Southampton.


Southampton Demographics


The population of Southampton is 247,300. The population per square mile of Southampton is 8,801. The population has decreased by 5,600 in the past year. The population has increased by 37,500 since 1981.


There are more males in Southampton. They account for 50.1% of the population.


Southampton Employment


78.6% of the people in Southampton are in employment. There are more males in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Southampton is 3.8%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Southampton Student Population


The student population of Southampton is 11,300. Students account for 35.4% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


92.2% of the people in Southampton have an NVQ1 qualification. 82.8% have an NVQ2 qualification. 64.3% have an NVQ3 qualification. 43.5% have an NVQ4 qualification.


4.9% of the people in Southampton have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Southampton Economy


There are 7,890 businesses in Southampton. 90.4% are micro businesses. 8.0% are small businesses. 1.2% are medium businesses. 0.4% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Southampton are human health and social work activities businesses.


Southampton Salary


The average salary in Southampton is £35,339 per year. Males earn 13.8% more.


Salaries in Southampton are 5.86% more than the national average of £33,384.


Southampton Property


The average property price in Southampton is £299,362. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Southampton: £445,244 for detached houses. £318,222 for semi-detached houses. £262,894 for terrace houses. £171,089 for flats.