Area Information for Brighton, BN2 5YF

This postcode in Brighton is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the St. Peter's and North Laine ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Brighton, Pavilion. This page combines information for the address Brighton, BN2 5YF, 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 January 2006. 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 St. Peter's and North Laine
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 Brighton, BN2 5YF:

Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE
Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BF
Turton Close, Brighton, BN2 5DA
Donald Hall Road, Brighton, BN2 5DE
Donald Hall Road, Brighton, BN2 5DB
Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BA

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 5YF 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

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 5
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 70
Flat (Purpose-Built) 39
Flat (Converted) 30
Residence in Commercial Building 21
Total 174
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Brighton contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 46% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 27
Owned with Mortgage 34
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 14
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 65
Rented: Other 8
Rent Free 2
Total 158

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 72
Two People 59
Three People 15
Four People 11
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 158

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 44
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 67
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 14
Total 134

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 5YF however is predominantly male (55%). 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 157
Female 127
Total 284

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 7
8-9 0
10-14 5
15 0
16-17 6
18-19 0
20-24 47
25-29 43
30-44 86
45-59 37
60-64 15
65-74 21
75-84 6
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 284

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BN2 5YF there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 57% 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 161
Married 56
Divorced 23
Separated 11
Widowed 9
Same Sex 4
Total 264

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 141
Good 99
Fair 29
Bad 12
Very Bad 3
Total 284

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

BN2 5YF and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 50% 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) 132
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 46
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 22
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 21
No GCSEs or Equivalent 22
Other 14
Total 264

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 88% 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 249
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 3
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 7
Other Asian 4
Black African 2
Other 3
Total 284

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 209
Wales 4
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 32
Other 30
Total 284

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 5YF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 231
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 28
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 10

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 74
No Religion 165
Buddhist 2
Hindu 2
Jewish 1
Muslim 4
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 34
Total 284

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St. Peter's and North Laine 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 101
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 48
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 44
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 4
Total 255

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 8
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 17
Information and Communication 17
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 14
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 22
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 17
Total 184

Brighton, BN2 5YF is within the North Laine 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 5YF
Neighbourhood Team Address North Laine
Crowhurst Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to BN2 5YF. 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 5YF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Brighton, BN2 5YF. The nearest railway station is Brighton, approximately 330 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brighton 330 yards
London Road (Brighton) 0.7 miles
Hove 1.4 miles
Preston Park 1.5 miles
Moulsecoomb 1.7 miles
Aldrington 1.9 miles
Portslade 2.9 miles
Falmer 3.4 miles
Fishersgate 3.5 miles
Southwick 4.2 miles
Shoreham-by-Sea 5.7 miles
Hassocks 6.8 miles
Lewes 7.3 miles
Southease 7.5 miles
Cooksbridge 7.9 miles
Plumpton 7.9 miles
Lancing 8 miles
Burgess Hill 8.8 miles
Newhaven Town 8.8 miles
Newhaven Harbour 8.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Brighton, BN2 5YF. The nearest is St Paul's CofE Primary School, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Paul's CofE Primary School 290 yards
St Bartholomew's CofE Primary School 610 yards
Middle Street Primary School 650 yards
St Mary Magdalen Catholic Primary School 670 yards
Carlton Hill Primary School 700 yards
Queen's Park Primary School 0.7 miles
Stanford Junior School 0.7 miles
Brunswick Primary School 0.8 miles
St Luke's Primary School 0.8 miles
Downs Infant School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Brighton, BN2 5YF. The nearest is Cardinal Newman Catholic School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Cardinal Newman Catholic School 1 mile
Dorothy Stringer School 1.6 miles
Varndean School 1.7 miles
Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre 2 miles
Blatchington Mill School 2.2 miles
Patcham High School 2.5 miles
King's School 2.9 miles
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy 3 miles
Longhill High School 3.2 miles
Portslade Aldridge Community Academy 4.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Brighton, BN2 5YF. The nearest is Brighton Station Health Centre, approximately 200 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 5YF. The nearest is Brighton Dental Care, approximately 280 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brighton Dental Care 280 yards
Ghasemi, Tahmoures 360 yards
Mr KR Mayall 430 yards
Simpkins, Aideen 450 yards
Brighton Dental Services 510 yards
Ghadimi, Sohrab 580 yards
iDental Care Limited 580 yards
Brighton Dental Centre 620 yards
Mr A Jafari 740 yards
MR VH PATEL 740 yards

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Brighton, BN2 5YF. The nearest is The Montefiore Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Brighton, BN2 5YF. The nearest is Optical Express, approximately 90 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Optical Express 90 yards
Specs 150 yards
Boots-Brighton - North St 350 yards
Eyesite Opticians 410 yards
Specsavers Opticians 410 yards
Vision Express 600 yards
Specsavers Opticians 600 yards
Boots-Brighton - London Rd 690 yards
The Specky Wren 770 yards
Linwood Strong 830 yards

* 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.