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Guardian article on 'Crap towns' book[edit]

user removed this section on the basis that it was out of date. On its own, I don't think the book qualifies as a reliable source based on what is anyway described as a humorous book and the Guardian makes such a fleeting reference to Southampton that it doesn't really justify inclusion. I'm therefore going to self revert referencing these comments. Feel free to discuss. JRPG (talk) 12:22, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Recently removed link[edit]

This edit removed a link to 2007 Statistics and Research because the live link was dead – it's still in the web archive but probably too old to keep in the article now. --Northernhenge (talk) 21:33, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Quay pronounced "kɪ:"[edit]

Would it be didactic to add how the word Quay is pronounced. I am not sure many inland city types, nor relatively newcomers to English would know how to say it. Perhaps I have little faith. Any statistics on this?- Adam37 Talk 22:56, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

I'd say it was generally well known, adding the pronunciation in the middle of an article coud be seen as condescending. Murgatroyd49 (talk) 10:51, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
I haven't looked for long, but I can't find it in lists of commonly mispronounced words. In any case, the place to put possible pronunciations is in the Quay article. It redirects to Wharf but suggests "/ˈkiː/, also /ˈkeɪ/ or /ˈkweɪ/" --Northernhenge (talk) 21:02, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes, whatever the pronunciation and whether or not it should be included in Wikipedia, it does not belong in this article. WaggersTALK 13:13, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

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Population figure[edit]

I don't see any basis for the population figure of 850K given in the article and consequently tagged it as 'not in citation given'. The citation is just a generic statement on the national census, with nothing about Southampton (or anywhere else). The NOMIS website that gives access to the census data is great if you want details of a ward or an Built Up Sub-Area, but really difficult to get the full BUA/Urban area. I've wrangled this link,

UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Southampton BUA (E35001237)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Enter E35001237 when requested

but someone local needs to look at the map because it may just be another sub-area, the 1974 boundary or similar, which is a waste of space. IMO, the only useful figure is for 'Greater Southampton' (or Greater Portsmouth, depending in your perspective). --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 23:41, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

John Maynard Friedman, Many thanks for this. I've had a look and the map includes:
  • the Southampton City Council area (obviously) except for some unpopulated areas such as Riverside Park
  • Most of West End, including the village itself and Chartwell Green, but excluding Hatch Grange (again unpopulated so purely academic)
  • Chilworth and Lordswood
  • Rownhams and Nursling
It excludes Totton, Hedge End and Netley. Essentially the outline pretty much matches the green belt around Southampton. As such I think it's a pretty good definition of the Southampton Urban Area, as distinct from the Greater Southampton area (which would include most of those areas beyond the green belt as I understand it). WaggersTALK 08:10, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Forgot to mention - the population figure for the defined urban area area is 253,651. WaggersTALK 08:12, 1 May 2019 (UTC)