PO6 (Portsmouth) area guide

The PO6 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Cosham, Drayton, Drayton and Farlington, Farlington, Hampshire, Paulsgrove, Port Solent, Portsmouth, Purbrook, Wymering.


A Mouseprice property guide for PO6 Portsmouth is coming soon. In the meantime, please have a look at the raw data and statistics about PO6 that can be found by click the relevant links on the left hand side.

Old area guide:

The commentary below was written for the mouseprice.com website in 2006, please be aware that the comments below might be out of date. We recommend disregarding these comments in favour of the data that can be found either above or in the other sections of this website.

Market trends:

Portsmouth propertyThe size of the property market in PO6 is 16120 homes.

Portsmouth propertyThe postcode district PO6 has been experiencing annual growth of 7.3% over the last 5 years excluding the effect of inflation. This growth rate tends to indicatesomewhere where the economy cannot support property price growth above the national average. This could be because the area is very rural or is recovering from industrial decline and doesn’t offer sufficient employment opportunities or local amenities to induce people to move to the area. However, areas of this type tend to offer reasonable transport to other places in the vicinity and so benefit from secondary economic growth as the effects of a successful regional hub emanate outwards.

Portsmouth propertyDuring the last 3 months, property in this postcode district has averaged a value of £181553.

Portsmouth propertyPrice earnings ratio is an indicator of the affordability of property for someone on the average salary in the area. Price Earnings Ratio in this postcode district is 9.5.

Portsmouth propertyNew transactions as a percentage of overall sales are 4.3%.

Housing stock:

Portsmouth propertyThe most readily available type of property in the area are Semi- Detached Houses, making up 37.7% of the total.

Portsmouth propertyDetached Houses account for the lowest percentage of the housing stock in this district, at only 11.9%. alt="Portsmouth property">Socially rented accommodation represents a significant percentage of the total rented accommodation in the area at 20.5%.

Portsmouth propertyThe majority of property in this area is owner occupied.

Portsmouth propertyThe average price of a two bed property in this area is higher than the national average of £187894 at £215298.

Who lives here:

Portsmouth propertyThe population of this postcode district is 39290.
Portsmouth propertyThe average age in this area is 38.
Portsmouth propertyThis looks like a great place to go out – 26% of the population is single!
Portsmouth propertyAverage working hours in this area for men are 42 and for women are 30.
Portsmouth propertyThis area has 25.7 people per square kilometre.
Portsmouth propertyThe largest source of work in this area is Wholesale & Retail (16.3% of workers), followed by Construction (15.1%).