47,769TOTAL POPULATION
21,136HOUSEHOLDS
4.3%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£33,800AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME
PO12 POSTCODE REGION

Portsmouth (PO12)

The PO12 postcode area is located in the Portsmouth postcode town region, within the county of Hampshire, and contains a total of 1370 individual postcodes.

There are 23 electoral wards in the PO12 postcode area, including Bembridge, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Cowes, East Cowes, Emsworth, Fareham, Freshwater, Gosport, Havant, Hayling Island, Lee-On-The-Solent, Newport, Portsmouth, Rowland's Castle, Ryde, Sandown, Seaview, Shanklin, Southsea, Totland Bay, Ventnor, Waterlooville, Yarmouth, which come under the local authority of the Gosport Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 18% of people in PO12 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of PO12 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.


Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 91%WORKING
  • 9%UNEMPLOYED

9% of people in PO12 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 18%AB
  • 59%C2/C2
  • 23%DE

According to census records, 18% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 95%WHITE
  • 5%NON-WHITE

95% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

PO12Hampshire

Hampshire

The county of Hampshire

PO12 is located in the county of Hampshire, in England.

Hampshire has a total population of 1,829,500, making it the 5th largest county in the UK.

Hampshire has a total area of 1455 square miles, and a population density of 485 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

PO12 Electoral Wards

The postal region of PO12, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Bembridge
Bognor Regis
Chichester
Cowes
East Cowes
Emsworth
Fareham
Freshwater
Gosport
Havant
Hayling Island
Lee-On-The-Solent
Newport
Portsmouth
Rowland's Castle
Ryde
Sandown
Seaview
Shanklin
Southsea
Totland Bay
Ventnor
Waterlooville
Yarmouth
Hampshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodePO12
Postal TownPortsmouth
MSOA NameGosport 008
LSOA NameGosport 008G
CountyHampshire
RegionHampshire
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityGosport
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town
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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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