Area Information for Dorset Street, Brighton, BN2 1WA

Dorset Street in Brighton is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Queen's Park ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Brighton, Kemptown. This page combines information for the address Dorset Street, Brighton, BN2 1WA, 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 1WA.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Brighton and Hove
Ward Queen's Park
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 Dorset Street, Brighton, BN2 1WA:

Dorset Mews, Brighton, BN2 1WD
Steine Gardens, Brighton, BN2 1WB
George Street, Brighton, BN2 1RJ
George Street, Brighton, BN2 1RH
Little George Street, Brighton, BN2 1RR
Parochial Terrace, Steine Gardens, Brighton, BN2 1WH

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 Dorset Street, Brighton, BN2 1WA 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 17 property sales in Dorset Street 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 Dorset Street, 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 7
Terraced 61
Flat (Purpose-Built) 77
Flat (Converted) 39
Residence in Commercial Building 36
Total 221
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Dorset Street, Brighton contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 52% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 34
Owned with Mortgage 28
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 10
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 24
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 105
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 4
Total 210

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 82
Two People 83
Three People 24
Four People 15
Five People 4
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 210

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 72
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 37
Total 177

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 1WA 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 234
Female 178
Total 412

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 9
8-9 2
10-14 4
15 2
16-17 6
18-19 11
20-24 95
25-29 63
30-44 106
45-59 50
60-64 14
65-74 28
75-84 10
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 412

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BN2 1WA there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 65% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 268
Married 58
Divorced 28
Separated 11
Widowed 7
Same Sex 15
Total 387

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 191
Good 145
Fair 55
Bad 17
Very Bad 4
Total 412

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

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) 158
Apprenticeship 5
2+ A Levels 79
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs 34
No GCSEs 41
Other 33
Total 387

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% 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 380
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 3
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 1
Other Asian 7
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 1
Other 3
Total 412

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 297
Wales 10
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 45
Other 43
Total 412

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 1WA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 322
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 50
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 32

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 141
No Religion 207
Buddhist 12
Hindu 0
Jewish 8
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 8
Not Stated 31
Total 412

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Queen's Park ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 151
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 39
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 77
Retired 30
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 5
Total 373

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 2
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 47
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 45
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 20
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 27
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 18
Total 252

Dorset Street, Brighton, BN2 1WA is within the Kemp Town - The Village policing neighbourhood, under the Sussex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 777 crimes were reported within half a mile of BN2 1WA.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 777 crimes committed near Dorset Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Kemp Town - The Village
Crowhurst Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to BN2 1WA. 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 1WA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Dorset Street, Brighton, BN2 1WA. The nearest railway station is Brighton, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brighton 0.5 miles
London Road (Brighton) 1 mile
Hove 1.8 miles
Moulsecoomb 1.8 miles
Preston Park 1.9 miles
Aldrington 2.4 miles
Portslade 3.2 miles
Falmer 3.4 miles
Fishersgate 3.8 miles
Southwick 4.5 miles
Shoreham-by-Sea (Sussex) 6.1 miles
Southease - Piddinghoe Road 6.7 miles
Hassocks 7.1 miles
Lewes 7.2 miles
Southease 7.2 miles
Cooksbridge 7.8 miles
Plumpton 8 miles
Lancing 8.2 miles
Newhaven Town 8.5 miles
Newhaven Harbour 8.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Dorset Street, Brighton, BN2 1WA. The nearest is Carlton Hill Primary School, approximately 340 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Carlton Hill Primary School 340 yards
Queen's Park Primary School 630 yards
Middle Street Primary School 670 yards
St Paul's CofE Primary School and Nursery half a mile
St Bartholomew's CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
St Luke's Primary School 0.7 miles
St Mary Magdalen Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Elm Grove Primary School 0.9 miles
Fairlight Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Dorset Street, Brighton, BN2 1WA. The nearest is Cardinal Newman Catholic School, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Cardinal Newman Catholic School 1.4 miles
Dorothy Stringer School 1.9 miles
Varndean School 1.9 miles
Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre 2.3 miles
Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College 2.6 miles
Patcham High School 2.8 miles
Longhill High School 2.9 miles
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy 3 miles
King's School 4.1 miles
Portslade Aldridge Community Academy 4.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Dorset Street, Brighton, BN2 1WA. The nearest is Regency Surgery, approximately 140 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 Dorset Street, Brighton, BN2 1WA. The nearest is Brighton Dental Services, approximately 170 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brighton Dental Services 170 yards
Brighton Dental Services 410 yards
Simpkins, Aideen 650 yards
Mr KR Mayall 650 yards
Brighton Dental Care 680 yards
Ghadimi, Sohrab 690 yards
iDental Care Limited 690 yards
Ghasemi, Tahmoures 720 yards
St George's Dental Practice 0.5 miles
Mr A Jafari 0.7 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Dorset Street, Brighton, BN2 1WA. The nearest is Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Dorset Street, Brighton, BN2 1WA. The nearest is Specs, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specs 590 yards
Eyesite Opticians 620 yards
Specsavers Opticians 620 yards
Boots-Brighton - North St 680 yards
Optical Express 770 yards
Vision Express half a mile
Specsavers Opticians 0.5 miles
Boots-Brighton - London Rd 0.6 miles
Linwood Strong 0.7 miles
Vision Care for Homeless People Ltd 0.9 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 1WA

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 6 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 68.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 106.3Mbps
Average Upload Speed 12.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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