If you are thinking of moving to Brighton or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Brighton to figures for Brighton and Hove and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Brighton is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Brighton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Brighton has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Brighton is an economically deprived area.
|Tenure||Brighton and Hove||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||9.8%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||5.1%||8.3%|
Brighton General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Brighton. The percentage of residents in Brighton rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Brighton rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Brighton is generally better than in the average person in England.
|Health||Brighton and Hove||England|
Brighton Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Brighton as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Brighton is also older than the average, making Brighton a older persons location.
|Age||Brighton and Hove||England|
|Age 0 to 4||5.5%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||4.9%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||4.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||13.9%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||8.4%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||24%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||17.7%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||4.7%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||6.4%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||4.5%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.2%||2.3%|
Brighton Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Brighton and are from the UK Census of 2011. Brighton has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Brighton also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Brighton are better educated than the average England citizen.
|Qualification||Brighton and Hove||England|
Brighton Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics
Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Brighton has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Brighton and Hove||England|
Brighton Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Brighton are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Brighton has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.
|Country||Brighton and Hove||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||1%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||5.4%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||9.3%||9.4%|
Brighton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
These figures on the claiming of benefits in Brighton come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area.
|Benefit||Brighton and Hove||England|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.6%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.7%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||12.6%||13.5%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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