Area Information for Sussex Square, Brighton, BN2 1FJ

Sussex Square in Brighton is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Rottingdean Coastal ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Brighton, Kemptown. This page combines information for the address Sussex Square, Brighton, BN2 1FJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BN2 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 BN2 1FJ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Brighton and Hove
Ward Rottingdean Coastal
Constituency Brighton, Kemptown
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 Sussex Square, Brighton, BN2 1FJ:

Sussex Mews, Brighton, BN2 1GZ
Rock Street, Brighton, BN2 1NF
Lewes Crescent, Brighton, BN2 1FH
Sussex Square, Brighton, BN2 1GE
Rock Grove, Brighton, BN2 1ND
St Marys Square, Brighton, BN2 1FZ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BN2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Sussex Square, Brighton, BN2 1FJ 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 116 property sales in Sussex Square 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

The area containing Sussex Square, Brighton consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 1
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 20
Flat (Converted) 120
Total 148
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Sussex Square, Brighton contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 45% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 24
Owned with Mortgage 39
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 51
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 2
Total 121

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 50
Two People 56
Three People 9
Four People 5
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 121

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 47
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 49
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
Total 108

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around BN2 1FJ however is predominantly male (57%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 121
Female 93
Total 214

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 8
5-7 5
8-9 1
10-14 7
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 2
20-24 13
25-29 28
30-44 75
45-59 44
60-64 9
65-74 11
75-84 8
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 214

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BN2 1FJ 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 103
Married 62
Divorced 15
Separated 2
Widowed 9
Same Sex 2
Total 193

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 128
Good 62
Fair 19
Bad 2
Very Bad 3
Total 214

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Sussex Square and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 60% 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 116
Apprenticeship 1
2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 15
1-4 GCSEs 12
No GCSEs 10
Other 6
Total 193

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 193
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 5
Chinese 2
Other Asian 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 7
Total 214

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 155
Wales 4
Scotland 11
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 6
Other 32
Total 214

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BN2 1FJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 180
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 7

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 75
No Religion 107
Buddhist 3
Hindu 2
Jewish 3
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 15
Total 214

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Rottingdean Coastal ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 27% 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 81
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 13
Self Employed 50
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 0
Total 184

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 6
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 17
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 28
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 151

Sussex Square, Brighton, BN2 1FJ is within the Kemp Town policing neighbourhood, under the Sussex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 148 crimes were reported within half a mile of BN2 1FJ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 148 crimes committed near Sussex Square
Neighbourhood Team Address Kemp Town
Crowhurst Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to BN2 1FJ. 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 BN2 1FJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Sussex Square, Brighton, BN2 1FJ. The nearest railway station is Brighton, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brighton 1.5 miles
London Road (Brighton) 1.7 miles
Moulsecoomb 2.1 miles
Preston Park 2.8 miles
Hove 2.9 miles
Falmer 3.3 miles
Aldrington 3.4 miles
Portslade 4.3 miles
Fishersgate 4.9 miles
Southwick 5.5 miles
Southease - Piddinghoe Road 5.7 miles
Southease 6.3 miles
Lewes 6.5 miles
Shoreham-by-Sea (Sussex) 7.1 miles
Newhaven Town 7.4 miles
Cooksbridge 7.5 miles
Newhaven Harbour 7.5 miles
Hassocks 7.6 miles
Plumpton 8 miles
Glynde 8.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Sussex Square, Brighton, BN2 1FJ. The nearest is St Mark's CofE Primary School, approximately 450 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Mark's CofE Primary School 450 yards
St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School 780 yards
City Academy Whitehawk 0.7 miles
Queen's Park Primary School 0.8 miles
St Luke's Primary School 0.8 miles
Carlton Hill Primary School 1 mile
Elm Grove Primary School 1.1 miles
Fairlight Primary School 1.4 miles
St Martin's CofE Primary School 1.4 miles
Middle Street Primary School 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Sussex Square, Brighton, BN2 1FJ. The nearest is Longhill High School, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Longhill High School 1.9 miles
Cardinal Newman Catholic School 2.5 miles
Varndean School 2.6 miles
Dorothy Stringer School 2.6 miles
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy 2.9 miles
Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre 3.4 miles
Patcham High School 3.4 miles
Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College 3.6 miles
King's School 5.2 miles
Peacehaven Community School 5.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Sussex Square, Brighton, BN2 1FJ. The nearest is Ardingly Court Branch Surgery, approximately 0.6 miles 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 Sussex Square, Brighton, BN2 1FJ. The nearest is Bristol Gardens Dental Practice Partnership, approximately 220 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 Sussex Square, Brighton, BN2 1FJ. The nearest is Sussex Eye Hospital, approximately 530 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Sussex Square, Brighton, BN2 1FJ. The nearest is Specs, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specs 1.4 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.4 miles
Eyesite Opticians 1.4 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.4 miles
Boots-Brighton - North St 1.5 miles
Boots-Brighton - London Rd 1.5 miles
Optical Express 1.5 miles
Vision Express 1.6 miles
Linwood Strong 1.6 miles
Vision Care for Homeless People Ltd 1.9 miles

* 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 BN2 1FJ

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 47 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 28.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 106.3Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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