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Summary

  • 62% of employees live within the city boundary in 2022 – back to 2020 levels. Missing data skewed the 2021 results for postcode distribution
  • Compared to 2020 there has been a 1% increase in the proportion of staff living outside of PO or SO postcodes; the shift to hybrid working has made it easier for staff to live further afield

Employees by postcode

Base: (Dec) 2019 (3,503) | 2020 (3,658) | 2021 (3,018) | 2022 (3,796)

This chart shows that:
For 2019, 63% of employees at Portsmouth City Council lived within the city boundary (PO1-PO6), 34% lived in another PO or SO postcode, and 2% lived elsewhere
For 2020, 64% of employees at Portsmouth City Council lived within the city boundary (PO1-PO6), 34% lived in another PO or SO postcode, and 2% lived elsewhere
For 2021, 54% of employees at Portsmouth City Council lived within the city boundary (PO1-PO6), 42% lived in another PO or SO postcode, and 4% lived elsewhere
For 2022, 62% of employees at Portsmouth City Council live within the city boundary (PO1-PO6), 34% live in another PO or SO postcode, and 3% live elsewhere

97% of Portsmouth City Council (PCC) employees live within PO or SO postal districts in 2022

3% of employees come from outside PO and SO postal districts in 2022. Staff come from all over the UK including: Sunderland, Manchester, Leicester, Birmingham, Wales, Bath, Blandford Forum, Exmouth and London