Area Information for Matlock Road, Brighton, BN1 5BF

Matlock Road in Brighton is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Withdean ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Brighton, Pavilion. This page combines information for the address Matlock Road, Brighton, BN1 5BF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BN1 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for BN1 5BF.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Brighton and Hove
Ward Withdean
Constituency Brighton, Pavilion
Region South East
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Matlock Road, Brighton, BN1 5BF:

Tivoli Crescent, Brighton, BN1 5NB
Tivoli Crescent, Brighton, BN1 5ND
Tivoli Place, Brighton, BN1 5NE
Hampstead Road, Brighton, BN1 5NG
Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 5BA
The Drove, Brighton, BN1 5AF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BN1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Matlock Road, Brighton, BN1 5BF is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 66 property sales in Matlock Road since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 6
Semi-Detached 19
Terraced 66
Flat (Purpose-Built) 32
Flat (Converted) 53
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 179
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Matlock Road, Brighton contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 30% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 45
Owned with Mortgage 74
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 53
Rent Free 0
Total 174

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 55
Two People 55
Three People 31
Four People 21
Five People 10
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 174

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 73
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 53
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 14
Total 155

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Brighton, Pavilion constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Male 196
Female 215
Total 411

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 27
5-7 19
8-9 11
10-14 35
15 5
16-17 7
18-19 6
20-24 12
25-29 38
30-44 125
45-59 84
60-64 17
65-74 12
75-84 4
85-89 3
90+ 6
Total 411

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BN1 5BF does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 129
Married 135
Divorced 37
Separated 2
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 314

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 223
Good 143
Fair 33
Bad 10
Very Bad 2
Total 411

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Matlock Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 56% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 176
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 39
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 19
No GCSEs or Equivalent 32
Other 13
Total 314

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 90% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 370
Mixed Ethnicity 24
Indian 4
Pakistani 1
Chinese 1
Other Asian 4
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 2
Other 4
Total 411

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 338
Wales 7
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 21
Other 34
Total 411

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BN1 5BF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 364
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 20
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 8
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 16

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 175
No Religion 168
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 13
Sikh 3
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 50
Total 411

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Withdean ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 141
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 57
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 4
Total 301

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 10
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 26
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 24
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 33
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 38
HealthInc. Social Work 24
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 241

Matlock Road, Brighton, BN1 5BF is within the Withdean policing neighbourhood, under the Sussex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In March 2020, 67 crimes were reported within half a mile of BN1 5BF.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 67 crimes committed near Matlock Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Withdean
Crowhurst Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to BN1 5BF. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for BN1 5BF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Matlock Road, Brighton, BN1 5BF. The nearest railway station is Preston Park, approximately 360 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Preston Park 360 yards
Hove 0.8 miles
London Road (Brighton) 1.1 miles
Aldrington 1.1 miles
Brighton 1.3 miles
Moulsecoomb 1.7 miles
Portslade 2.1 miles
Fishersgate 2.8 miles
Falmer 3.3 miles
Southwick 3.5 miles
Shoreham-by-Sea 5 miles
Hassocks 5.6 miles
Plumpton 7.3 miles
Lancing 7.3 miles
Lewes 7.6 miles
Cooksbridge 7.7 miles
Burgess Hill 7.7 miles
Southease 8.3 miles
Wivelsfield 8.5 miles
East Worthing 8.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Matlock Road, Brighton, BN1 5BF. The nearest is St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School, approximately 690 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School 690 yards
Cottesmore St Mary's Catholic Primary School 820 yards
Stanford Infant School 830 yards
Stanford Junior School 0.7 miles
Bilingual Primary School - Brighton & Hove 0.7 miles
Balfour Primary School 0.9 miles
Aldrington CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
Brunswick Primary School 1 mile
Downs Junior School 1.1 miles
Westdene Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Matlock Road, Brighton, BN1 5BF. The nearest is Cardinal Newman Catholic School, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Cardinal Newman Catholic School 810 yards
Dorothy Stringer School 0.7 miles
Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre 1 mile
Varndean School 1 mile
Blatchington Mill School 1 mile
Patcham High School 1.4 miles
King's School 1.6 miles
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy 2.9 miles
Portslade Aldridge Community Academy 3 miles
Shoreham Academy 3.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Matlock Road, Brighton, BN1 5BF. The nearest is Matlock Road Surgery, approximately < 50 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Matlock Road, Brighton, BN1 5BF. The nearest is MDS Dental Care, approximately < 50 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Matlock Road, Brighton, BN1 5BF. The nearest is The Montefiore Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Matlock Road, Brighton, BN1 5BF. The nearest is Eyes At Home, approximately 1 mile away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.


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Broadband in BN1 5BF

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 42 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 105.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 13.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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