Brighton population

 

So far, data below applies to Brighton only

Up to 1800

       
year houses population (est) source
1665 267 houses 1,268 L Salzman: Victoria County History, 1940.
1744 454 houses 2,380 J G Bishop: A Peep into the Past: Brighton in 1744-61. Brighton, 1895.
1747 410 houses 2,150 Bishop, 1895.
1753 407 houses 2,140 Bishop, 1895.
1770 598 houses 3,140 [P Dunvan]: Ancient and Modern History of Lewes and Brighthelmston, Lewes, 1795, pp490, 553.

Source: adapted from J H & S P Farrant: Brighton Before Dr Russell. Brighton: University of Sussex Centre for Continuing Education, 1976; apart from figures from the Victoria County History.


Totals by ratable value 1839

     
ratable value houses
under £10 2,474
£10-£15 2,162
£15-£20 1,462
over £20 over 3,000
total >9,118

Source: Leppard & Co: Brighton Directory 1839


Housing totals 1901

     
houses
Brighton   17,650
Preston   4,009
total parliamentary borough   16,691
total municipal borough   21,659

Source: Kelly: Brighton Directory 1911


 

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