Area Information for Brighton, BN2 5SQ

This postcode 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 Brighton, BN2 5SQ, 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 August 1997. 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 Small Town or Fringe Area
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 Brighton, BN2 5SQ:

Roedean Heights, Brighton, BN2 5SA
The Cliff, Brighton, BN2 5RE
The Cliff, Brighton, BN2 5RF
Roedean Road, Brighton, BN2 5RA
Brighton Marina Village, Brighton, BN2 5UZ
Sheepcote Valley, Brighton, BN2 5UA

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 Brighton, BN2 5SQ 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 detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 59
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 13
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 7
Total 86
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 31
Owned with Mortgage 32
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 72

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 18
Two People 24
Three People 12
Four People 11
Five People 4
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 72

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 16
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
Total 48

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Rottingdean Coastal ward however contains significantly more women than average (72%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Male 128
Female 328
Total 456

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 12
5-7 8
8-9 7
10-14 51
15 30
16-17 109
18-19 65
20-24 8
25-29 6
30-44 24
45-59 62
60-64 14
65-74 21
75-84 12
85-89 8
90+ 19
Total 456

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BN2 5SQ 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 205
Married 97
Divorced 9
Separated 4
Widowed 25
Same Sex 8
Total 348

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 224
Good 178
Fair 32
Bad 17
Very Bad 5
Total 456

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) 66
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 54
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 92
1-4 GCSEs 40
No GCSEs 51
Other 41
Total 348

Ethnic Group Embed This

Brighton can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 55% so.

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 252
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 4
Pakistani 2
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 126
Other Asian 20
Black African 26
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 7
Total 456

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Brighton), only 49% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

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 224
Wales 3
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 10
Other 208
Total 456

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 5SQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 284
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 21
African Countries 19
Middle East or Asia 107
North America or Caribbean 22
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 13

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 224
No Religion 170
Buddhist 14
Hindu 3
Jewish 4
Muslim 8
Sikh 1
Other Religion 6
Not Stated 26
Total 456

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Rottingdean Coastal ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 59% 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 29
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 10
Self Employed 30
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 183
Retired 24
Looking After Home or Family 17
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 5
Total 309

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. 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 7
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 80

Brighton, BN2 5SQ is within the Rottingdean and Coastal policing neighbourhood, under the Sussex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near BN2 5SQ
Neighbourhood Team Address Rottingdean and Coastal
Crowhurst Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to BN2 5SQ. 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 5SQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Brighton, BN2 5SQ. The nearest railway station is Brighton, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brighton 2.1 miles
London Road (Brighton) 2.2 miles
Moulsecoomb 2.3 miles
Falmer 3.2 miles
Preston Park 3.3 miles
Hove 3.5 miles
Aldrington 4 miles
Portslade 4.9 miles
Southease - Piddinghoe Road 5.1 miles
Fishersgate 5.5 miles
Southease 5.7 miles
Lewes 6.1 miles
Southwick 6.2 miles
Newhaven Town 6.8 miles
Newhaven Harbour 6.9 miles
Cooksbridge 7.2 miles
Shoreham-by-Sea (Sussex) 7.7 miles
Hassocks 7.8 miles
Glynde 7.9 miles
Plumpton 8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Brighton, BN2 5SQ. The nearest is St Mark's CofE Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Mark's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
City Academy Whitehawk 0.9 miles
St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
St Luke's Primary School 1.3 miles
Queen's Park Primary School 1.4 miles
Elm Grove Primary School 1.5 miles
Woodingdean Primary School 1.5 miles
Carlton Hill Primary School 1.6 miles
Our Lady of Lourdes RC School 1.8 miles
St Martin's CofE Primary School 1.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Brighton, BN2 5SQ. The nearest is Longhill High School, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Longhill High School 1.3 miles
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy 2.9 miles
Varndean School 2.9 miles
Cardinal Newman Catholic School 3 miles
Dorothy Stringer School 3 miles
Patcham High School 3.8 miles
Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre 4 miles
Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College 4.2 miles
Peacehaven Community School 4.6 miles
King's School 5.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Brighton, BN2 5SQ. The nearest is Ardingly Court Branch Surgery, approximately 0.8 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 Brighton, BN2 5SQ. The nearest is Whitehawk Dental Care, approximately 780 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 Brighton, BN2 5SQ. The nearest is Sussex Eye Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Brighton, BN2 5SQ. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers Opticians 1.9 miles
Specs 2 miles
Boots-Brighton - London Rd 2 miles
Eyesite Opticians 2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2 miles
Boots-Brighton - North St 2.1 miles
Optical Express 2.1 miles
Linwood Strong 2.1 miles
Vision Express 2.2 miles
Vision Care for Homeless People Ltd 2.5 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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