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Southampton (SO30)

The SO30 postcode area is located in the Southampton postcode town region, within the county of Hampshire, and contains a total of 1022 individual postcodes.

There are 18 electoral wards in the SO30 postcode area, including Alresford, Brockenhurst, Eastleigh, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Romsey, Southampton, Stockbridge, Winchester which come under the local authority of the Eastleigh Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 29% of people in SO30 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 SO30 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

The SO30 postcode is situated in the district of Southampton, in Hampshire, South of England. It covers a large area of Eastleigh, Botley, Hedge End and Durley, plus parts of Netley Abbey, Boorley Green, Swanwick, West End and Bishop's Waltham.

SO30 is a popular place to live for commuters as it has easy access to both the M27 and M3 motorways, with trains to London and other major cities. The postcode is served by Southampton Airport, which offers domestic and international connections.

The area offers a range of supermarkets and stores, including Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Aldi, Lidl, B&Q and Homebase. There is also a variety of independent local shops, restaurants and pubs. Residents also have access to public parks and excellent healthcare with two NHS hospitals in the area.

The primary schools in the SO30 region are regularly regarded as good, with most of them scoring higher than the national average. Church schools are also available, with Durley being one of them. Sports facilities consist of a number of leisure centres, golf courses, cricket and football clubs, horse riding centres, tennis and shooting clubs.

The area also boasts a number of attractions for both young and old, such as the Eastleigh Museum, the Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh Stadium, the Exbury Estate, Manor Farm Country Park and the Royal Victoria Country Park.

The SO30 postcode has a strong sense of community and many local events are held each year in the area, such as the Hedge End Festival and the Southampton Boat Show. In addition, there are a number of clubs and classes, such as the Hedge End Women's Institute and the Hedge End Amateur Dramatic Club.

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  • 92%WORKING

8% of people in SO30 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 29%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 15%DE

According to census records, 29% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 93%WHITE

93% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Hampshire

SO30 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.

Hampshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeSO30
Postal TownSouthampton
MSOA NameEastleigh 012
LSOA NameEastleigh 012D
Local AuthorityEastleigh
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

SO30 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SO30, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Boorley Green
Brown Heath
Durley Street
Fair Oak
Hatch Bottom
Hedge End
Horton Heath
Long Common
Thornhill Park
West End
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