41,930TOTAL POPULATION
17,298HOUSEHOLDS
3.5%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£49,400AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME

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SO40 POSTCODE REGION

Southampton (SO40)

The SO40 postcode area is located in the Southampton postcode town region, within the county of Hampshire, and contains a total of 1399 individual postcodes.

There are 52 electoral wards in the SO40 postcode area, including Alresford, Brockenhurst, Eastleigh, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Romsey, Southampton, Stockbridge, Winchester which come under the local authority of the New Forest Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 23% of people in SO40 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 SO40 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.


SO40 is a postcode used in the Southampton district of Hampshire, England. It covers Lyndhurst and parts of the neighbouring villages of Bramshaw, Cadnam, Emery Down, Exbury, and East Boldre. The postcode district was created in 1996.

The SO40 postcode district lies between the SO20 (Romsey), SO42 (Brockenhurst) and SO51 (Eastleigh) postcode districts, and is almost entirely surrounded by the New Forest National Park. It is situated at the edge of the picturesque New Forest National Park and is home to some of the most beautiful and peaceful scenery in England.

SO40 covers a large area, stretching right from Hordle on the west side to Essoholme on the east, with Cadnam to the south and parts of Emery Down and Bramshaw in the north. It contains a range of amenities included in its large network of rural villages, such as local shops, secondary schools, post offices, pubs, banks, car dealerships, and a national park visitor centre.

The area also has a variety of different properties, both detached and semi-detached. There are also a number of green spaces and outdoor recreation areas scattered throughout the district, such as the popular Beaulieu heath and forest, as well as public parks. The beautiful Hampshire countryside provides a peaceful and scenic location for a number of popular walking and cycling trails.

The SO40 postcode district is well connected by both road and rail links, meaning it has easy access to Southampton, Bournemouth, Salisbury and London. Lyndhurst station is situated in the district and provides direct train services to a range of locations. At the same time, the A31 and M27 motorways run in an east-west direction along the length of the SO40 postcode district, linking the area to the rest of Hampshire and further afield.


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Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 92%WORKING
  • 8%UNEMPLOYED

8% of people in SO40 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 23%AB
  • 58%C2/C2
  • 20%DE

According to census records, 23% 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%.

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SO40Hampshire

Hampshire

The county of Hampshire

SO40 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 CodeSO40
Postal TownSouthampton
MSOA NameNew Forest 003
LSOA NameNew Forest 003B
CountyHampshire
RegionHampshire
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityNew Forest
Area ClassificationUrban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)

SO40 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SO40, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Aldermoor
Applemore
Ashurst
Ashurst Bridge
Bank
Hampshire
Bartley
Cadnam
Calmore
Clayhill
Copythorne
Coxford
Custards
Dibden
Eling
Emery Down
Foxhills
Freemantle
Furzley
Goose Green
Hammond's Green
Hillstreet
Hillyfields
Hounsdown
London Minstead
Lord's Hill
Lordswood
Lymington
Lyndhurst
Marchwood
Maybush
Millbrook
Minstead
Netley Marsh
Newbridge
Nursling
Old Shirley
Ower
Pikeshill
Pooksgreen
Redbridge
Rushington
Shirley
Shirley Warren
Stonyford
Testwood
Totton
Upper Shirley
Wigley
Wimpson
Winsor
Wittensford
Woodlands
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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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