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 Cornwall 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 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 less than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Brighton rating their health as 'very bad' is more than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Brighton is generally worse than in the average person in England.
Brighton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
|Social Rented (Council)||5.6%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||6.4%||8.3%|
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.
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.3%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.6%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||14%||13.5%|
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% less Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
Brighton Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Brighton as a whole, is older than the national average. The population of Brighton is also older than the average, making Brighton a older persons location.
|Age 0 to 4||5.1%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||4.9%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||5.6%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3.6%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||7.7%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||5%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||17.6%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||20.8%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||8%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||11.6%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||7.1%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.9%||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 Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Brighton are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Brighton has a higher level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a lower rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does not have a significant immigrant population.
|Rebublic of Ireland||0.3%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||1.8%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||2.4%||9.4%|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.
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