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The following chart shows that the consultation sample is representative in the majority of postcode districts

 

This following diagram shows a map of respondents by postcode sector
  • The sample is representative in the majority of districts PO1, PO3, PO5 and PO6 (differences with the population split are less than 2%).
  • There is underrepresentation in PO2 (-3 percentage points) and overrepresentation in PO4 (+6 percentage points).
  • There is also variation in response numbers by postcode sector, as shown in the map.

Age, gender and ethnic group

The following chart shows the age distribution of respondents in a bell curve peaking at the age 55-64 group.

 

The following chart shows the gender split of respondents is 37% male and 63% female.

 

The following chart shows that more white people responded to the survey (98%) than any other ethnic group.

 

  • The majority of respondents in the consultation sample are aged 45+ (72%), this is a common trend in social surveying.
  • More women (63%) responded to the survey than men (37%), again this is to be expected in public consultations.
  • More white people responded (98%) than any other ethnic group.

Household income, disability and disability type

The following chart shows that the sample represents people across the household income spectrum.

 

The following chart shows that 15% of respondents said they have a disability.

 

The following chart shows that ‘mobility’ (33%) and ‘physical’ (29%) are the most common disability types.

 

  • The consultation sample represents people across the household income spectrum; the most popular annual household income brackets are those between £10,000 and £59,999, accounting for 71% of this cohort.
  • The majority of respondents have no disability (85%).
  • The most common disability types in the sample are ‘mobility’ (33%) and ‘physical’ (29%).

The following table shows the results from a MOSAIC analysis of respondents and reveals that the consultation sample is generally representative of the adult population of Portsmouth.

MOSAIC analysis

wdt_IDMOSAIC GroupConsultation respondents (%)Total population breakdown (%)Absolute difference (percentage points)
1Aspiring Homemakers17.0014.902.10
2Rental Hubs15.0020.005.00
3Transient Renters14.7016.101.40
4Senior Security12.708.704.00
5Urban Cohesion6.605.201.40
6Domestic Success5.903.802.10
7Municipal Tenants5.008.803.80
8Family Basics4.808.103.30
9Suburban Stability4.403.001.40
10Prestige Positions3.901.602.30

 

  • Using the postcode data collected in the survey, a MOSAIC profile was produced.
  • 11 out of the 15 MOSAIC groups have an absolute difference of less than three percentage points from the Experian estimate of Portsmouth population profile.
  • The output shows that the consultation sample is generally representative of the adult population of Portsmouth.