Brighton and Hove Census 2021: Population Stats Exclusive

Brighton and Hove Census data from 2021 has been released today and shows Brighton and Hove’s Population has marginally increased by 1.4% since 2011.

This Census was conducted during a pandemic and when the UK officially left the EU, So there was significant migration around this time. However, age demographics to the little info which has been released is a clue. We will be looking at other areas also, so compare with our city.

There is much more growth in our neighbouring local authority areas just outside of this city, how many are moving outside the city and priced out over the new older demographics? did Brexit impact this data? is it austerity? Social Cleansing or a mixture of all?

We need to see the area-by-area data within the city to gain a clearer picture and the rest of the survey. 

Population change (%) of local authority areas in England between 2011 and 2021

“In Brighton and Hove, the population size has increased by 1.4%, from around 273,400 in 2011 to 277,200 in 2021. This is lower than the overall increase for England (6.6%), where the population grew by nearly 3.5 million to 56,489,800.

Nearby areas like Horsham and Mid Sussex have seen their populations increase by around 11.8% and 9.1%, respectively, while others such as Adur saw an increase of 5.4% and Lewes saw smaller growth (2.5%).”

Population change (%) by age group in Brighton and Hove, 2011 to 2021

“This is how Brighton and Hove compares. There has been an increase of 9.5% in people aged 65 years and over, an increase of 1.7% in people aged 15 to 64 years, and a decrease of 6.8% in children aged under 15 years. The largest fall of 22% was within the age group 0-4 years old in the city.”

Opinion – There is Strong evidence of a huge migration shift with families being priced out of the city and moving and other groups with adults aged 25-44 all falling in numbers, but increases in over 65s aka those with money, pensions and savings.”

“Brighton and Hove is the 7th most densely populated area in the south east, out of 64 local authority areas.

As of 2021, Brighton and Hove are the seventh-most densely populated of the South East’s 64 local authority areas, with around 24 people living on each football pitch-sized area of land.”

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