Dave Lawrence
Dave Lawrence - Author of Mad About Brighton.

Socio Economic Statistics For Brighton, Brighton And Hove

Socio Economic Statistics For Brighton, Brighton And Hove

Brighton Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Current research from the Halifax Housing Market Survey in collaboration with Rightmove suggests that homeownership levels in Brighton are lower than the rest of the country at 59. 5%. Given that this is a substantial part of their monthly outgoings, I have a feeling they may be struggling to permanently settle. The proportion of homes in the city that are owned outright is 19% which is less than the national average of 29. 4%. With a home ownership rate of just 19%, it means that 81% of homes in Brighton are rented (either from a housing association or private landlord).

At 8, Mad About Brighton (madaboutbrighton.co.uk). 9% the rate of home ownership in Brighton is lower than the national average of 70. 9%. This will tend to have an effect on property prices. The latest figures show that mortgage holders in Brighton number 7. 2% of the population, with 28. 1% being owner occupied. Brighton Airport is 9 miles (14 km) west of Brighton near the town of Shoreham-by-Sea. [181][192][193] Additionally, Brighton is easily accessible via Gatwick which is a 20 minute Train journey to the north of Brighton .

Brighton Age Distribution Statistics

The age distribution shows the percentage of people in Brighton, as well as the national average. According to the 2011 census, the population of Brighton was 149,470 which is over 1% higher than the previous census in 2001. The national average was also taken from the 2011 census to be 63. 7% younger than the 2001 census, showing Brighton has a negative youth index of 14%. Analysis of this information from the latest census shows that Brighton’s local population is far younger than the national average, with an estimated 47.

3% of residents aged between 0-17 years old compared to 31. 6% nationally. In comparison to its English neighbours, Brighton has more young people than Gloucestershire (45. 8%) but fewer. The Age Distribution shows the number of people in Brighton, as a percentage plotted against their age. The bigger the dot, the higher the proportion of that age group in Brighton. The population of Brighton is younger than the national average, with a median age of 31 years old.

Brighton Education Statistics

, there are more residents aged 16-74 with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below than the national average. This data also showed the number of people in this area in 2011 were lower than the national average and when ranked, out of all residents, the percentage of people with degrees was higher than the national average. It is also interesting to note that across England & Wales:.

It could be said that Brighton is struggling and lacking in education, but this doesn’t tell the full story. Brighton has a high proportion of its residents with a higher education qualification such as a degree, post-graduate or professional qualification. Brighton also has a high number of residents who have studied at university but did not go on to get a degree. The majority of those residents are male. Whereas the national average is 37 years old.

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. The traditional classifications were based on a person's own occupation. If a male was working he would be described as a ‘worker’ even if his wife also had a job. A major problem with this method of classification is that many women do not have an occupation as such.

They would be described as ‘without specified occupations’, just because they were not working in a traditional sense. London has almost twice as many Higher Professional households (20 per cent more) than the South East average. These are households whose main income earner is in a job considered to be at a higher skill level. There are 28. 1% of Brighton's residents that are in the High social grade AB, meaning they have a higher position in society, usually indicated by important, high skilled jobs.

Brighton Immigration Statistics

It would be great if I could tell you that just 1% of the almost 200 thousand people living in Brighton were born outside of the UK. But that isn’t the case. In fact, as many as 50 thousand residents were born outside of the UK which means that there are as many as 11% (this is an estimate) of Brighton residents who were born overseas. This really isn’t all that surprising if you think about it.

Brighton has been a popular tourist location for years and also attracts quite a few students each year on short term courses to study here, or for internships.  It’s estimated that roughly one third of the 45,000 odd overseas students there are from Asia.  Another. I thought you would find these Brighton immigration statistics interesting. It's always good to know who is moving into an area and, in this case, the breakdown of the countries that people are moving to Brighton from.

Its also interesting to note that 68% of residents living in Brighton were actually born in England. Although you will see a higher proportion of individuals from other EU countries, a significant number of immigrants are from elsewhere. The UK Census asks for the Country of Birth, not that of family ancestry today, so when it says that Brighton has a high level of residents that were born outside the UK, it does not mean that every single person living in Brighton was born overseas.

It's more complicated than that because both parents can be born overseas and then a child may be born in the UK. In some cases children may originate from non-EU or non-UK countries too. The make-up of Brighton residents has changed significantly over the years. These figures from the 2001 census show a huge shift in the number of UK born residents, with many more located in other areas of the country. In addition, there is also evidence showing how high unemployment is in the city, with those looking for work often having to go elsewhere for it -- specifically places like London.

Brighton Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

Unemployment is a major problem for Brighton. The claimant count in Brighton has gone down by 1,100 in the last year according to the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) figures for August 2012. The fall is positive but it is worth noting there has been a lower claimant count across Britain as a whole. The number of unemployed benefit claimants in Brighton was in December 2011. This has increased to since the last published figure was released.

Similarly, the percentage of the local population claiming unemployment benefits has also risen from 8. 6% to 10. 2% (according to this estimate). I decided to research the figures for Brighton, as I was curious just what sort of claim rates and latest unemployment rates we were looking at. The results are quite interesting, and I think it’s important that such information is communicated in an accessible, interesting way. The population of  Brighton is older than the national average  making it a  older persons location.