The resident population of Brighton & Hove was estimated in 2012 to be 275,800 residents, with further growth projections.
Estimates from the 2011 census:
16% (45k) aged under 16
70% (193k) aged between 16 & 64
13% (37k) aged 65 or more. Our city has an unusual age distribution compared to both the national and regional profiles: we have fewer children and old residents, but a clear swell in the proportion of adults aged 20-44 years.
There is a substantial student population in the city; at the time of the 2011 census full-time students aged over 16 years accounted for 14% of the population living in the city.
Our two universities have 35k students registered studying full or part-time, with just over a fifth of these originating outside of the UK.
The largest student populations are in Hollingdean & Stanmer, Moulsecoomb & Bevendean, Hanover & Elm Grove and St Peter’s & North Laine wards.
16% of our city’s residents (approximately 43k people) were estimated to be non-UK born and of Brighton & Hove’s 23k non-UK born residents who arrived in the UK between 2001 and 2011 Europeans accounted for 50%.
Internationally, there has been net migration into Brighton & Hove every year since 2004/5. Domestically there was a small net migration away from Brighton & Hove to elsewhere in the UK for each of the last three years surveyed. 36% of our households (44k) were single-occupancy at the time of the 2011 census, compared to the national average of 30%.
There is an even balance of males and females in the city. The best estimate of the number of lesbian, gay and bisexual residents is 11-15% of the population aged 16 years or more. The city had the highest number of people in same-sex civil partnerships. 16% (45k) of residents are disabled or have a long term health problem that limits their day-to-day activities to some degree. 42 per cent stated that they had no religion.