Social Sciences: Social Statistics & Demography

Population continues to be one of the most important issues facing society. Barely a week goes by without mention of population and human geography issues in the media.


As social statisticians, we make it our business to analyse and understand a huge amount of data and statistics surrounding a whole range of characteristics of populations and society.

Our particular interests relate to health and wellbeing, population and migration. We collaborate with colleagues across the University, contributing our analytical expertise to address these challenging issues.


Thinking about the future

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Our team of advisors at Career Destinations can support you as you search for that first job with help finding work experience, job searching, talks and workshops, interview techniques, cv writing and an array of other opportunities and expert guidance.

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A multidisciplinary approach


We work across disciplines, developing and applying statistical and demographic methodology for the social sciences. Our work has an impact across the globe and we are known for the application of cutting-edge quantitative and qualitative methods.

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Latest News

  • 2015/05/18

    University of Southampton academic to head polling inquiry

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  • 2014/12/18

    REF 2014: Social Sciences soar in world-leading research to top 5

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  • 2014/10/13

    How do we live to 100 and enjoy it?

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Working in specialist centres

Much of our work is carried out in Social Sciences' network of highly respected research centres.

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Rebecca Haslam

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“The MSc has widened my knowledge considerably and has given me new ideas to apply to my work in DASA.”

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