Hove, Brighton and Hove

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.

HealthBrighton and HoveEngland
Very Good49.26%47.17%
Very Bad1.20%1.25%

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.

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AgeBrighton and HoveEngland
Age 0 to 45.5%6.3%
Age 5 to 94.9%5.6%
Age 10 to144.9%5.8%
Age 15 to 173%3.7%
Age 18 to 2413.9%9.4%
Age 25 to 298.4%6.9%
Age 30 to 4424%20.6%
Age 45 to 5917.7%19.4%
Age 60 to 644.7%6%
Age 65 to 746.4%8.6%
Age 75 to 844.5%5.5%
Age 85 and over2.2%2.3%
Mean Age37.439.3
Median Age3539

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.

CountryBrighton and HoveEngland
United Kingdom84.3%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1%0.7%
Other EU Countries5.4%3.7%
Outside the EU9.3%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.

QualificationBrighton and HoveEngland
No Qualifications16.1%22.5%
Level 111%13.3%
Level 212.6%15.2%
Level 316%12.4%
Level 436.9%27.4%

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.

GradeBrighton and HoveEngland

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.

BenefitBrighton and HoveEast SussexEngland
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%

Hove rates 5/10 for employment deprivation
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.

TenureBrighton and HoveEngland
Social Rented (Council)9.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.1%8.3%
Private Rented28%15.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%

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 Adelaide11367
Central Hove9974
East Brighton14145
Hangleton and Knoll14798
Hanover and Elm Grove17723
Hollingdean and Stanmer18432
Hove Park11058
Moulsecoomb and Bevendean18578
North Portslade9849
Preston Park15215
Queen's Park16642
Rottingdean Coastal14430
South Portslade9790
St. Peter's and North Laine20999
Brighton and Hove Total291738

Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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