Brighton and Hove Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Brighton and Hove was 273,369 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Brighton and Hove is 37, while the median age is lower at 35.

81.1% of people living in Brighton and Hove were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.6% Scotland, 1.1% Wales, 1.0% Ireland, 0.7% North Africa, 0.6% India, 0.5% China, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.5% United States.

91.7% of people living in Brighton and Hove speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.8% Arabic, 0.8% Polish, 0.6% Spanish, 0.5% All other Chinese, 0.5% French, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% German, 0.3% Portuguese, 0.3% Greek.

The religious make up of Brighton and Hove is 42.9% Christian, 41.0% No religion, 2.2% Muslim, 1.0% Buddhist, 1.0% Jewish, 0.7% Hindu, 0.2% Atheist, 0.2% Agnostic. 24,089 people did not state a religion. 2,636 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 88 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

31.4% of people are married, 14.0% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 2.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 36.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.1% are separated or divorced. There are 15,755 widowed people living in Brighton and Hove.

The top occupations listed by people in Brighton and Hove are Professional 22.7%, Associate professional and technical 16.7%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.7%, Administrative and secretarial 9.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.2%, Sales and customer service 9.2%, Skilled trades 8.6%, Elementary 8.6%, Business and public service associate professionals 8.1%, Elementary administration and service 7.9%.