Brighton, Victoria

Boat Houses at Brighton Beach.jpg
Brighton Beach
Brighton is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°54′18″S 144°59′46″E / 37.905°S 144.996°E / -37.905; 144.996Coordinates: 37°54′18″S 144°59′46″E / 37.905°S 144.996°E / -37.905; 144.996
Population23,253 (2016)[1]
 • Density2,836/km2 (7,340/sq mi)
Area8.2 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Location11 km (7 mi) from Melbourne
LGA(s)City of Bayside
State electorate(s)Brighton
Federal Division(s)Goldstein
Suburbs around Brighton:
Port Phillip Elwood Elsternwick
Port Phillip Brighton Brighton East
Port Phillip Hampton Hampton

Brighton is an affluent coastal suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.[3] Its local government area is the City of Bayside. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Brighton had a population of 23,253 people in 2016.[1] Brighton is named after Brighton in England.[4]

Brighton houses some of the wealthiest citizens in Melbourne with grand homes, and the development of large residential blocks of land. Brighton is also well known for its Dendy Street Beach with its 82 colourful beach boxes. As of July 2020, Brighton has a median house price of AU$2.7 million.[citation needed]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Brighton (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 August 2018. Edit this at WikidataCC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. ^ Brighton Postcode Australia Post
  3. ^ Brighton Postcodes Australia
  4. ^ Monash University Gazetteer. "Australian Places – Brighton". Archived from the original on 29 June 2004. Retrieved 11 April 2008.