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Southampton (SO43)

The SO43 postcode area is located in the Southampton postcode town region, within the county of Hampshire, and contains a total of 178 individual postcodes.

There are 36 electoral wards in the SO43 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, 32% of people in SO43 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 SO43 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 SO43 postcode covers a wide area of Southampton district in the South of England. This area includes parts of Eastleigh, Hedge End, North Baddesley, Romsey, and even parts of Winchester. It is located close to the M27 motorway, and is within easy access of both Southampton and Portsmouth.

Most residential areas in the SO43 area are made up of medium-priced housing, including many suburban semi-detached homes and houses in established estates. It is home to several popular villages, such as Shedfield, Twyford, Botley and West End. These villages are relatively rural compared to the rest of the postcode, and are well sought after for their great quality of life.

The SO43 postcode also encompasses several vibrant towns and villages, including Eastleigh, Romsey, Bishopstoke, Fair Oak, Kings Worthy, Chilworth, and North Baddesley. These places offer a variety of amenities, including pubs, cafes, restaurants, shops, and a range of leisure activities.

The SO43 postcode also has strong transport links, with both Southampton Airport and Southampton Parkway railway station being easily accessible. From Eastleigh, commuters can access London in under an hour on the direct train to Waterloo.

There are a variety of educational institutions in the area, from primary schools, such as Chandlers Ford Infant School and Test Valley School, to high schools such as Kings' School in Romsey.

This postcode is known for its natural beauty, with many areas being covered by woodland and open green spaces, such as the Test Valley Countryside Park. The hills of the South Downs are also visible from areas of the postcode, and offer stunning views.

TheSO43 postcode offers something for everyone, with its great variety of amenities, easy access to central locations, and natural beauty. Its rural villages and nearby towns offer the perfect combination of a peaceful lifestyle with plenty of activities to enjoy.

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  • 92%WORKING

8% of people in SO43 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 32%AB
  • 50%C2/C2
  • 17%DE

According to census records, 32% 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

SO43 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 CodeSO43
Postal TownSouthampton
MSOA NameNew Forest 007
LSOA NameNew Forest 007D
Local AuthorityNew Forest
Area ClassificationUrban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)

SO43 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SO43, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Brook Hill
Emery Down
Goose Green
London Minstead
Netley Marsh
Stoney Cross
Upper Canterton
West Wellow
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