Brighton suburb profile

Buying or renting a property is an important decision. It is also important to understand the suburb and understand the profile of the people living in it. This Brighton suburb profile will provide a general overview and pointers for aspiring renter, tenant, buyer or investor.

Brighton suburb profile and suburb overview

Brighton suburb profile: Brighton is a well know suburb in the Greater Melbourne City area. The suburb is located in the south of Melbourne. It is 11 kilometres south from Melbourne CBD. The postcode for Brighton is 3186 and it had a population of over 23,253 people. The split between males and females is 46.8% to 53.2%. This map is showing Brighton in Victoria.

Brighton suburb demographics

This report is good outline of Brighton demographics, ancestry breakdown of people living in the suburb. The report also shows the percentage of properties owned and tenanted in the suburb. It would show the percentage of people living in public housing and weekly household income.

Brighton ancestry profile

Brighton suburb profile: Brighton has a high percentage of English population. Around 30% of people living in Brighton are of English background. This is follows by Australian at 23%. People of Irish ancestry come third at 11%. It is notable that Brighton has a high Scottish and Italian population as well.

Image showing Brighton, VIC resident ancestry breakdown. Majority of residents are of English and Australian background.
Image showing Brighton, VIC resident ancestry breakdown. Majority of residents are of English and Australian background.

Brighton public housing and tenant profile

This suburbs has a majority of people living in private housing. However, the percentage of public housing tenants is below average. Especially when compared to other Melbourne suburbs such as Broadmeadows. Public housing in Brighton is just above 1.3%. This means that over 1.3% of people tend to be in lower socio-economic background and qualify for subsidised housing.

 Brighton housing composition. There is a below average proportion of renters in Brighton, VIC.
Brighton housing composition. There is a below average proportion of renters in Brighton, VIC.

A little over 45% of people in this suburb own their houses outright, about 29% are paying their properties off and 23% are renting. We tend to like suburbs where the renter ratio doesn’t exceed 30%. Higher percentage of renters often suggests to us that the suburb is not desirable for owner occupiers. Brighton seems to have a high owner occupier demographic, which we like.

Brighton age profile and income

Working age of population in Brighton is relatively old by Australian standards. Majority of people are in the 45-54 age bracket, the second largest age bracket is 55-64. From the wealth perspective Brighton is a high income suburb. Whereby under 15% of this suburb population earn less than $1,250 a week. This is followed by 11% earning less than $1,500 a week per household. About 35% of residents in the suburb earn in the top bracket. The percentage of high income earners is higher than a vast majority of suburbs in Victoria and Melbourne.

Brighton has a larger proportion of people in higher, wealthier socio-economic band. It is also a average age suburb.
Brighton has a larger proportion of people in higher, wealthier socio-economic band. It is also a average age suburb.

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