Moving to Hove, East Sussex? What you need to know

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Moving to Hove, East Sussex - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Hove in East Sussex? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Hove is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Hove the land of milk and honey or are Burgess Hill, Cuckfield and Steyning a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Hove

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Hove. Naturally the more urban and more central areas will have a higher rate of crime, but often you can be surprised when that is not the case and that is the area you want to move to.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
High Cross 0
Blackstone 0
Henfield 0
Kent Street 0
Hickstead 0
Albourne 0
Albourne Green 0
Shermanbury 0
Nep Town 0
Crosspost 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Hove. These statitics are published by the government every 2-3 years. They are a measure of how likely you are to be a victim of personal or material crime in an area, such as muggings or burglary. We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Hove. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Burgess Hill Meeds (Best) 20546/32845
Hurstpierpoint and Downs 20749/32845
Hassocks 24484/32845
Cuckfield 25408/32845
Henfield 25633/32845
Burgess Hill Victoria 25752/32845
Steyning & Ashurst 25796/32845
Burgess Hill Dunstall 26157/32845
Bolney 27087/32845
Cowfold, Shermanbury & West Grinstead (Worst) 28710/32845

Your Health in Hove

If you are thinking of moving to Hove, you want to know if the place is likely to put you on a downward spiral of ill health. We've taken the healh question from the latest census to find out and how Hove compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Lewes 1.21% 4.17% 14.26% 35.52% 44.84%
Mid Sussex 0.78% 2.76% 10.68% 33.98% 51.8%
Horsham (Hove) 0.82% 2.71% 11.1% 34.79% 50.57%
Adur 1.25% 4.51% 15.01% 36.57% 42.67%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Hove. They measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely! We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Hove. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Henfield (Best) 25455/32845
Burgess Hill Victoria 25895/32845
Burgess Hill Meeds 27039/32845
Steyning & Ashurst 28071/32845
Cowfold, Shermanbury & West Grinstead 28996/32845
Hassocks 29473/32845
Cuckfield 29492/32845
Burgess Hill Dunstall 30378/32845
Hurstpierpoint and Downs 30908/32845
Bolney (Worst) 31576/32845

Deprivation in Hove

Using the English Indices of Deprivation statistics, we've collated the average Index of Multiple Deprivation rank of all the LSOAs in the wards in and around Hove. In layman's terms, this is how rough the ward is based on mutiple measures of deprivation including; employment, income, health, crime, housing and outside space.

Ward Average rank in England
Bolney (Best) 21385/32845
Hurstpierpoint and Downs 23413/32845
Cowfold, Shermanbury & West Grinstead 24031/32845
Burgess Hill Meeds 24384/32845
Burgess Hill Victoria 24413/32845
Henfield 25572/32845
Cuckfield 26125/32845
Steyning & Ashurst 27188/32845
Burgess Hill Dunstall 28632/32845
Hassocks (Worst) 29479/32845

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