If you are thinking of moving to Hove or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Hove to figures for Brighton and Hove and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Hove is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.
Hove General Health Statistics
The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Hove. The percentage of residents in Hove rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Hove rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Hove is generally better than in the average person in England.
|Health||Brighton and Hove||England|
Hove Age Distribution Statistics
The population of Hove as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Hove is also older than the average, making Hove a older persons location.
|Age||Brighton and Hove||England|
|Age 0 to 4||5.5%||6.3%|
|Age 5 to 9||4.9%||5.6%|
|Age 10 to14||4.9%||5.8%|
|Age 15 to 17||3%||3.7%|
|Age 18 to 24||13.9%||9.4%|
|Age 25 to 29||8.4%||6.9%|
|Age 30 to 44||24%||20.6%|
|Age 45 to 59||17.7%||19.4%|
|Age 60 to 64||4.7%||6%|
|Age 65 to 74||6.4%||8.6%|
|Age 75 to 84||4.5%||5.5%|
|Age 85 and over||2.2%||2.3%|
Hove Immigration Statistics
These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Hove are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Hove has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.
|Country||Brighton and Hove||England|
|Rebublic of Ireland||1%||0.7%|
|Other EU Countries||5.4%||3.7%|
|Outside the EU||9.3%||9.4%|
Hove Education Statistics
These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Hove and are from the UK Census of 2011. Hove has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Hove also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Hove are better educated than the average England citizen.
|Qualification||Brighton and Hove||England|
Hove Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics
Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner. Hove has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.
|Grade||Brighton and Hove||England|
Hove Benefits & Unemployment Statistics
After the introduction of Universal Credit, the government no longer publishes unemployment figures as a percentage of the working population and has no further plans to do so. They do however publish the number of Universal Credit claimants in every local district council. We have taken the LDC that includes and compared it to the nearest councils. Please be aware that Universal Credit is a in and out of work benefit. Therefore these figures are an indicator of BOTH unemployment and underemployment. Hove is in the local authority with the lowest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.Hove is in the local authority with the highest number of Universal Credit claimants in the area.
These figures below on the claiming of legacy benefits in Hove are dated . They are the last published statistics of unemployment rates as a percentage of the population. Althpugh outdated, these statistics can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and how hard it could be to get employment in the area.
|Benefit||Brighton and Hove||East Sussex||England|
|Jobseekers Allowance (only)||2.6%||2.5%||3.3%|
|Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)||2.7%||2.3%||2.4%|
|Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)||12.6%||12.9%||13.5%|
Source: English Indices of Deprivation 2019
Hove Property Ownership & Rental Statistics
Hove has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Hove is an economically deprived area.
|Tenure||Brighton and Hove||England|
|Social Rented (Council)||9.8%||9.4%|
|Social Rented (Housing Assoc)||5.1%||8.3%|
What is the population of Hove and Brighton and Hove?
The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Brighton and Hove including Hove. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.
|Brunswick and Adelaide||11367|
|Hangleton and Knoll||14798|
|Hanover and Elm Grove||17723|
|Hollingdean and Stanmer||18432|
|Moulsecoomb and Bevendean||18578|
|St. Peter's and North Laine||20999|
|Brighton and Hove Total||291738|
Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.