Area Information for Brighton, BN2 2RR

This postcode 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 Brighton, BN2 2RR, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 2001. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Brighton and Hove
Ward Queen's Park
Constituency Brighton, Kemptown
Region South East
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Brighton, BN2 2RR 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 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 0
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 172
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 187
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Brighton contains a higher than average level of social housing - 62% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 13
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 18
Rented: From Council 85
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 28
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 24
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 183

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 87
Two People 67
Three People 20
Four People 5
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 183

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 18
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 45
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 56
Total 144

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, Kemptown constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 157
Female 165
Total 322

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 17
5-7 4
8-9 3
10-14 8
15 2
16-17 5
18-19 9
20-24 32
25-29 39
30-44 62
45-59 76
60-64 16
65-74 28
75-84 15
85-89 4
90+ 2
Total 322

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BN2 2RR 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 159
Married 47
Divorced 51
Separated 12
Widowed 19
Same Sex 0
Total 288

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.

However, this area of the Queen's Park ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (65%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 109
Good 99
Fair 63
Bad 37
Very Bad 14
Total 322

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) 67
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 39
1-4 GCSEs 39
No GCSEs 78
Other 28
Total 288

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 85% 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 275
Mixed Ethnicity 18
Indian 5
Pakistani 5
Chinese 5
Other Asian 3
Black African 3
Other 8
Total 322

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 232
Wales 6
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 28
Other 45
Total 322

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 2RR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 196
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 37
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 10
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 73

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 143
No Religion 126
Buddhist 5
Hindu 1
Jewish 3
Muslim 14
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 27
Total 322

Economic Activity Embed This

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 79
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 37
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 42
Other 11
Total 267

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 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 27
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 131

Brighton, BN2 2RR is within the Tarner policing neighbourhood, under the Sussex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 684 crimes were reported within half a mile of BN2 2RR.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 684 crimes committed near BN2 2RR
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Below are the details of the closest services to BN2 2RR. 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 2RR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Brighton, BN2 2RR. The nearest railway station is Brighton, approximately 830 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brighton 830 yards
London Road (Brighton) 0.8 miles
Moulsecoomb 1.6 miles
Preston Park 1.7 miles
Hove 1.8 miles
Aldrington 2.4 miles
Falmer 3.2 miles
Portslade 3.3 miles
Fishersgate 3.9 miles
Southwick 4.6 miles
Shoreham-by-Sea (Sussex) 6.1 miles
Southease - Piddinghoe Road 6.6 miles
Hassocks 6.9 miles
Lewes 7 miles
Southease 7.1 miles
Cooksbridge 7.6 miles
Plumpton 7.8 miles
Lancing 8.3 miles
Newhaven Town 8.4 miles
Newhaven Harbour 8.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Brighton, BN2 2RR. The nearest is Carlton Hill Primary School, approximately 100 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Carlton Hill Primary School 100 yards
Queen's Park Primary School 550 yards
St Bartholomew's CofE Primary School 800 yards
St Luke's Primary School 860 yards
St Paul's CofE Primary School and Nursery 0.5 miles
Middle Street Primary School 0.5 miles
Elm Grove Primary School 0.6 miles
Fairlight Primary School 0.7 miles
St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
St Mary Magdalen Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Brighton, BN2 2RR. 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 1.7 miles
Varndean School 1.7 miles
Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre 2.3 miles
Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College 2.5 miles
Patcham High School 2.6 miles
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy 2.8 miles
Longhill High School 2.9 miles
King's School 4.2 miles
Portslade Aldridge Community Academy 4.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Brighton, BN2 2RR. The nearest is Arch Healthcare - Morley Street Surgery, approximately 170 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 Brighton, BN2 2RR. 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
Ghadimi, Sohrab 340 yards
iDental Care Limited 340 yards
Mr KR Mayall 380 yards
Ghasemi, Tahmoures 490 yards
Brighton Dental Care 500 yards
Brighton Dental Services 580 yards
Simpkins, Aideen half a mile
Pirayesh, Katayoun 0.6 miles
St George's Dental Practice 0.6 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Brighton, BN2 2RR. The nearest is Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Brighton, BN2 2RR. The nearest is Specs, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specs 530 yards
Specsavers Opticians 620 yards
Optical Express 760 yards
Boots-Brighton - London Rd 800 yards
Eyesite Opticians 840 yards
Specsavers Opticians 840 yards
Boots-Brighton - North St 850 yards
Linwood Strong 0.6 miles
Vision Express 0.6 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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