Portswood Demographics (Southampton, England)

Portswood is a ward in Southampton of South East, England and includes areas of Highfield.

In the 2011 census the population of Portswood was 14,831 and is made up of approximately 48% females and 52% males.

The average age of people in Portswood is 35, while the median age is lower at 27.

73.2% of people living in Portswood were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.9% China, 1.6% India, 1.5% Wales, 1.4% Scotland, 0.9% Pakistan, 0.7% Ireland, 0.6% Northern Ireland, 0.6% United States, 0.6% South Africa.

85.0% of people living in Portswood speak English. The other top languages spoken are 3.9% Polish, 2.0% All other Chinese, 0.7% Panjabi, 0.6% Arabic, 0.5% Persian/Farsi, 0.5% French, 0.5% Greek, 0.5% German, 0.5% Pashto.

The religious make up of Portswood is 45.1% Christian, 36.4% No religion, 5.1% Muslim, 1.7% Sikh, 1.3% Hindu, 0.8% Buddhist, 0.2% Atheist, 0.2% Jewish. 1,103 people did not state a religion. 118 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 5 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

25.4% of people are married, 10.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 50.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 6.1% are separated or divorced. There are 595 widowed people living in Portswood.

The top occupations listed by people in Portswood are Professional 28.5%, Elementary 12.2%, Associate professional and technical 11.9%, Elementary administration and service 10.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.3%, Sales and customer service 9.1%, Teaching and educational professionals 9.1%, Teaching and Educational Professionals 9.1%, Administrative and secretarial 8.3%, Science, research, engineering and technology professionals 8.2%.