Increase in the number of ‘boomers’ living in Brighton, according to census data
BRIGHTON and Hove have seen an increase in the number of ‘boomers’ living in the town, according to recently released census data.
According to data collected last year, the city’s population aged between 50 and 74 has grown significantly over the past decade, while the number of toddlers living in Brighton and Hove has fallen by more than a year. fifth.
The 55-59 age group saw the largest increase at 46%, followed by those aged 50-54 at 36% and those aged 70-74 at 30%.
Some 14.1% of the city’s population is now over 65, compared to 13.1% a decade ago.
Meanwhile, the population of people under the age of four has fallen by 22% over the same period.
The population of young adults and middle-aged people also declined, with the number of residents between the ages of 40 and 44 falling by 12%.
Overall, Brighton and Hove saw a slight increase in population, with a total of 277,200 people living in the city, up just 1.4% from 2011.
This was lower than the average increase for the South East of England at 7.5%, with neighbors Horsham and Mid Sussex seeing their populations jump by 11.8% and 9.1% respectively.
Across England, the country’s population grew by 6.6%, to a total of 56.5 million.
The 2021 survey, carried out on March 21 last year, took place against the backdrop of both Brexit – which saw restrictions on immigration – and the coronavirus pandemic.
Figures show the South East remains the most populous region in England with 9.3 million people, followed by London (8.8 million), while the North East was the least populated (2.6 million).
The Office for National Statistics, which carries out the census every ten years, said: ‘Population changes in some areas may reflect how the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has affected choice of usual residence people on census day.
“These changes might have been temporary for some and more lasting for others.”