79,624TOTAL POPULATION
37,784HOUSEHOLDS
4.7%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£53,560AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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BN3 POSTCODE REGION

Brighton (BN3)

The BN3 postcode area is located in the Brighton postcode town region, within the county of Sussex, and contains a total of 2534 individual postcodes.

There are 7 electoral wards in the BN3 postcode area, including Arundel, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Hassocks, Henfield, Hove, Lancing, Lewes, Littlehampton, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Pevensey, Polegate, Seaford, Shoreham-By-Sea, Steyning, Worthing which come under the local authority of the Brighton and Hove Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 32% of people in BN3 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of BN3 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.


Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 88%WORKING
  • 12%UNEMPLOYED

12% of people in BN3 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 32%AB
  • 51%C2/C2
  • 17%DE

According to census records, 32% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 78%WHITE
  • 22%NON-WHITE

78% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

BN3Sussex

Sussex

The county of Sussex

BN3 is located in the county of Sussex, in England.

Sussex has a total population of 0, making it the largest county in the UK.

Sussex has a total area of square miles, and a population density of people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Sussex Postal Town Map
Outward CodeBN3
Postal TownBrighton
MSOA NameBrighton and Hove 029
LSOA NameBrighton and Hove 029B
CountySussex
RegionSussex
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityBrighton and Hove
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

BN3 Electoral Wards

The postal region of BN3, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Aldrington
Hangleton
Hove
Patcham
Preston
West Blatchington
Westdene
Withdean
Browse Postcodes in BN3

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Click on an outward postal code below for more information about the area. Each 'outward' postcode give you a comprehensive list of all postcodes within the outward code area (BN) and estimated address.

Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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