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Area (sq km)1  40 
Population (2010)2  207,100
Working age population (2010)3  145,000
GVA per head of population in thousands4  22.1
% of working age adults qualified to NVQ Level 2 and above 5  66.3
Number of businesses (2007)6  6,779

Employee jobs (2008)7

  • Engineering and manufacturing
  • Distribution, hotels and restaurants
  • Banking, finance and insurance
  • Public administration, education and health



 Average gross weekly earnings (residents) (2011)8(£)  469.5

Sources:;  2,3,5,6,7,8NOMIS; 4GVA CLREA estimates;

Demographic information on Portsmouth is available from a number of sources and including the following:

Local Authority Assessment report - DTZ

DTZ was appointed by Portsmouth City Council to prepare a report to contribute to the preparation of a Portsmouth Local Economic Assessment. The main report sets out a range of data and analysis that provides some insight into the structure and dynamics of the Portsmouth socio economic context. The summary, which is available to view in the associated document seeks to encapsulate the key points from the main report, to give the reader an overview of the most salient issues for Portsmouth.

Neighbourhood Statistics - Office for National Statistics

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has a range datasets and indices available for various socio economic indicators. The data covers variables including, access to services, community well-being, crime, economic deprivation, education, skills, training, health, population and migration, income and lifestyles, physical environment and work deprivation. Visit the ONS website for access to the data.


This is the Official Labour Market Statistics website and from their home page you can download a Portsmouth local authority profile that includes data on resident population, economic activity, occupations, qualifications, VAT registered businesses and earnings. Please visit Nomis website for detailed information.

Informing Our Future - University of Portsmouth

This annual report is produced by the University of Portsmouth on behalf of the Hampshire Economic Partnership and whilst Hampshire wide in its perspective it also includes Portsmouth specific information in the form of datasets. 

If you require any additional demographic information please contact the Business Services and Development Team on 023 9284 1074 or email

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