Area Information for Southampton, SO9 7YW

This postcode in Southampton is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Portswood ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Southampton, Test. This page combines information for the address Southampton, SO9 7YW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of SO9 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 December 1994. 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 Southampton
Ward Portswood
Constituency Southampton, Test
Region South East
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Southampton, SO9 7YW 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 Southampton consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 96
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5
Flat (Converted) 6
Total 116
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 63
Owned with Mortgage 36
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rent Free 0
Total 115

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 12
Two People 64
Three People 9
Four People 11
Five People 8
Six People 3
Seven People 2
8+ People 6
Total 115

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 44
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 73

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Southampton, Test constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 170
Female 167
Total 337

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 10
5-7 12
8-9 5
10-14 23
15 4
16-17 7
18-19 10
20-24 41
25-29 16
30-44 29
45-59 63
60-64 35
65-74 46
75-84 25
85-89 6
90+ 5
Total 337

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode SO9 7YW does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 88
Married 180
Divorced 4
Separated 0
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 283

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 189
Good 108
Fair 28
Bad 11
Very Bad 1
Total 337

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

SO9 7YW and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 63% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 179
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 41
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 7
No GCSEs or Equivalent 16
Other 10
Total 283

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 83% white.

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 280
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 19
Pakistani 18
Other Asian 6
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 1
Other 5
Total 337

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 259
Wales 5
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 21
Other 38
Total 337

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 SO9 7YW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 302
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 13
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 13

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 166
No Religion 104
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 21
Sikh 22
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 22
Total 337

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Portswood ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 18% 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 75
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 45
Retired 50
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 5
Total 247

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 8
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 42
HealthInc. Social Work 24
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 149

Southampton, SO9 7YW is within the Portswood 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 SO9 7YW
Neighbourhood Team Address Portswood
11 St Denys Road
SO17 2GN
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Below are the details of the closest services to SO9 7YW. 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 SO9 7YW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Southampton, SO9 7YW. The nearest railway station is St Denys, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Denys 0.5 miles
Bitterne 1.1 miles
Swaythling 1.3 miles
Southampton Central 1.5 miles
Millbrook (Hants) 1.9 miles
Woolston 2.2 miles
Southampton Airport Parkway 2.2 miles
Sholing 2.6 miles
Redbridge 3.2 miles
Eastleigh 3.6 miles
Totton 3.7 miles
Chandlers Ford 3.9 miles
Netley 4.4 miles
Hedge End 4.5 miles
Hamble 4.9 miles
Bursledon 5 miles
Botley 6.1 miles
Romsey 6.1 miles
Ashurst New Forest 6.2 miles
Swanwick 6.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Southampton, SO9 7YW. The nearest is Highfield Church of England Primary School, approximately 700 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Highfield Church of England Primary School 700 yards
Portswood Primary School half a mile
Bevois Town Primary School 0.6 miles
St Denys Primary School 0.6 miles
Swaythling Primary School 0.7 miles
Mount Pleasant Junior School 0.9 miles
Bassett Green Primary School 0.9 miles
Banister Primary School 0.9 miles
Bitterne Park Primary School 0.9 miles
Maytree Nursery and Infants' School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Southampton, SO9 7YW. The nearest is St Anne's Catholic School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Anne's Catholic School 0.9 miles
Cantell School 1 mile
Upper Shirley High School 1.1 miles
Bitterne Park School 1.2 miles
Assure Community College 1.3 miles  
Saint George Catholic Voluntary Aided College Southampton 1.5 miles
Regents Park Community College 1.9 miles
Oasis Academy Sholing 2.2 miles
Oasis Academy Lord's Hill 2.5 miles
Woodlands Community College 2.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Southampton, SO9 7YW. The nearest is Mulberry House Surgery, approximately 580 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mulberry House Surgery 580 yards
Dr Nicholas James Lowe 650 yards
Alma Road Surgery 700 yards
Solent GP- Portswood 740 yards
University Health Service 0.6 miles
Walnut Tree Surgery 0.9 miles
Burgess Road Surgery 0.9 miles
Nicholstown Surgery 1 mile
Raymond Road Surgery 1.1 miles
Hill Lane Surgery 1.1 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Southampton, SO9 7YW. The nearest is University Dental Practice, approximately 0.8 miles 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 Southampton, SO9 7YW. The nearest is The Royal South Hants Hospital, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Southampton, SO9 7YW. The nearest is Ashleigh Sight Care, approximately 470 yards away.

* 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.