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Southampton (SO53)

The SO53 postcode area is located in the Southampton postcode town region, within the county of Hampshire, and contains a total of 1152 individual postcodes.

There are 13 electoral wards in the SO53 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, 36% of people in SO53 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 SO53 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 SO53 postcode is situated in the Eastleigh district of Southampton, an urban area in the South of England. Covering an area of 3.3 square miles, the SO53 postcode area consists of residential neighbourhoods such as North Stoneham, Eastleigh and Hiltingbury.

SO53 is an excellent location for commuters, with easy access to the M3 motorway, providing quick connections to London and the rest of the country. Southampton Airport is also close by for those looking for international travel.

Families will love the abundance of green spaces in the area, such as Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway which offers a range of outdoor pursuits, or a leisurely stroll along the Riverside Walk. The SO53 postcode area is also home to a variety of parks and nature reserves, including Hiltingbury Recreation Ground and Shamble's Wood.

The postcode is also home to a host of shops, pubs, cafes and other amenities. The Swan Centre, one of the main shopping centres in Eastleigh, contains a variety of stores, a cinema, bowling alley, and restaurants. Eastleigh High Street is equally popular, and contains more independent stores, as well as banks, post branches, and a library.

SO53 is well-served by a range of schools, from primary to secondary, years 9-11. The area is also home to a variety of churches, further educational facilities and adult education courses.

TheSO53 postcode provides a great quality of life for its residents. Easy access to transport links, shops and amenities, with a selection of green spaces to explore, make it an attractive location for families, professionals and those looking for a quieter lifestyle.

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  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in SO53 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 36%AB
  • 49%C2/C2
  • 15%DE

According to census records, 36% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 89%WHITE
  • 11%NON-WHITE

89% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Hampshire

SO53 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 CodeSO53
Postal TownSouthampton
MSOA NameEastleigh 001
LSOA NameEastleigh 001C
Local AuthorityEastleigh
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

SO53 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SO53, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Boyatt Wood
Chandler's Ford
Fryern Hill
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