Area Information for Portsmouth, PO2 9SZ

This postcode in Portsmouth is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Charles Dickens ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Portsmouth South. This page combines information for the address Portsmouth, PO2 9SZ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of PO2 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in May 2004. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Portsmouth
Ward Charles Dickens
Constituency Portsmouth South
Region South East
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Portsmouth, PO2 9SZ:

Gladys Avenue, Portsmouth, PO2 9AX
London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 9DD
Gladys Avenue, Portsmouth, PO2 9AN
The Promenade, Gladys Avenue, Portsmouth, PO2 9BN
Bucklers Court, Portsmouth, PO2 9AW
Gladys Avenue, Portsmouth, PO2 9BA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about PO2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Portsmouth, PO2 9SZ is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Portsmouth consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 0
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 100
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 8
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 110
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Portsmouth contains a higher than average level of social housing - 68% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2
Owned with Mortgage 1
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 13
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 61
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 31
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 109

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 75
Two People 28
Three People 5
Four People 1
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 109

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 43
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 38
Total 104

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around PO2 9SZ however is predominantly male (56%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 84
Female 66
Total 150

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 2
5-7 0
8-9 0
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 6
20-24 35
25-29 21
30-44 46
45-59 27
60-64 8
65-74 4
75-84 0
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 150

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of PO2 9SZ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 71% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 107
Married 17
Divorced 18
Separated 3
Widowed 1
Same Sex 2
Total 148

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 65
Good 46
Fair 22
Bad 14
Very Bad 3
Total 150

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 39
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 15
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 25
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 19
No GCSEs or Equivalent 26
Other 20
Total 148

Ethnic Group Embed This

Portsmouth can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 69% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 103
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 2
Chinese 15
Other Asian 3
Black African 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 5
Total 150

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Portsmouth), 57% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 86
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 13
Other 42
Total 150

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to PO2 9SZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 76
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 14
African Countries 9
Middle East or Asia 21
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 26

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 64
No Religion 61
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 15
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 7
Total 150

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Charles Dickens ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 25% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 47
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 11
Self Employed 3
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 37
Retired 7
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 21
Other 5
Total 147

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 5
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 67

Portsmouth, PO2 9SZ is within the Charles Dickens and Nelson policing neighbourhood, under the Hampshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near PO2 9SZ
Neighbourhood Team Address Charles Dickens and Nelson
Winston Churchill Avenue
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to PO2 9SZ. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for PO2 9SZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Portsmouth, PO2 9SZ. The nearest railway station is Portsmouth & Southsea, approximately 220 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Portsmouth & Southsea 220 yards
Fratton 0.7 miles
Portsmouth Harbour 0.9 miles
Hilsea 2.4 miles
Cosham 3.1 miles
Portchester 3.8 miles
Ryde Pier Head 5.2 miles
Bedhampton 5.5 miles
Ryde Esplanade 5.6 miles
Fareham 5.9 miles
Ryde St Johns Road 6 miles
Havant 6 miles
Warblington 6.5 miles
Smallbrook Junction 6.8 miles
Emsworth 7.5 miles
Southbourne 8.6 miles
Rowlands Castle 8.6 miles
Brading 8.6 miles
Swanwick 9.4 miles
Nutbourne 9.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Portsmouth, PO2 9SZ. The nearest is St John's Cathedral Catholic Primary School, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St John's Cathedral Catholic Primary School 460 yards
Arundel Court Primary Academy and Nursery 520 yards
Ark Ayrton Primary Academy 620 yards
Ark Dickens Primary Academy 810 yards
Cottage Grove Primary School 0.6 miles
Madani Primary School 0.6 miles  
Penhale Infant School & Nursery 0.6 miles
St George's Beneficial Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School 0.7 miles
Manor Infant School 0.8 miles
St Jude's CofE Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Portsmouth, PO2 9SZ. The nearest is St Edmund's Catholic School, approximately 210 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Edmund's Catholic School 210 yards
Ark Charter Academy 380 yards
Priory School 0.6 miles
The Portsmouth Academy 0.7 miles
Portsmouth High School 0.8 miles  
Mayville High School 1.2 miles  
Miltoncross Academy 1.2 miles
Admiral Lord Nelson School 2.1 miles
Trafalgar School 2.3 miles
UTC Portsmouth 2.3 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Portsmouth, PO2 9SZ. The nearest is Guildhall Walk Healthcare Centre, approximately 500 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Portsmouth, PO2 9SZ. The nearest is Hampshire Terrace Dental Care, approximately half a mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Portsmouth, PO2 9SZ. The nearest is St Mary's General Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Portsmouth, PO2 9SZ. The nearest is Boots-Portsmouth - Commercial Rd (in Boots UK), approximately 220 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Portsmouth - Commercial Rd (in Boots UK) 220 yards
Dollond & Aitchison 240 yards
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 300 yards
Specsavers 420 yards
Asda Opticians 820 yards
Ashleigh Sight Care half a mile
Percy Harrison Opticians 0.6 miles
Specsavers 0.9 miles
Ingrams Opticians 1 mile
Specsavers Opticians 1.1 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.