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Southampton (SO52)

The SO52 postcode area is located in the Southampton postcode town region, within the county of , and contains a total of 205 individual postcodes.

There are 8 electoral wards in the SO52 postcode area, including Alresford, Brockenhurst, Eastleigh, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Romsey, Southampton, Stockbridge, Winchester which come under the local authority of the Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 33% of people in SO52 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 SO52 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 SO52 postcode is located in South East Hampshire in the City of Southampton area. It covers the wards of Chandler's Ford and Hiltingbury, as well as the areas of Hiltingbury, Valley Park and Chandler's Ford.

Hiltingbury is a mixed residential and commercial area. It has seen significant growth in recent years and has a cosmopolitan atmosphere. The area is well connected, with excellent access to the M3, M27 and M271 motorways. It also benefits from excellent public transport, with regular bus services connecting the postcode to Southampton, Winchester, and London. It is within walking distance of Winchester train station, and is also served by frequent buses.

Valley Park is another mainly residential area, and is situated between Southampton and Winchester. It is a popular area due to its close proximity to both towns and all the amenities they offer, as well as the quiet and scenic surroundings.

Chandler's Ford is a developed residential area, which has grown significantly over the past decades. It has a number of large employers on its doorstep, giving easy access to employment opportunities. It benefits from numerous parks and playing fields, and is well served by regular bus routes and several schools.

In the SO52 postcode, there are a variety of great leisure activities to do. There are plenty of riverside pubs and restaurants in the area, as well as cinemas, theatre, and a shopping mall. Nearby there is a lake, which is used for fishing, sailing, and canoeing. Country parks and woodland walks are also available, offering places to relax and enjoy the countryside.

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  • 93%WORKING

7% of people in SO52 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 33%AB
  • 52%C2/C2
  • 15%DE

According to census records, 33% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 91%WHITE

91% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of

SO52 is located in the county of , in .

has a total population of 0, making it the largest county in the UK.

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

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Outward CodeSO52
Postal TownSouthampton
Local Authority
Area ClassificationUnclassified

SO52 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SO52, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Bucket Corner
Chilworth Old Village
North Baddesley
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