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If you are thinking of moving to Ovingdean 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 Ovingdean to figures for Brighton and Hove and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Ovingdean is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Ovingdean Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Ovingdean and are from the UK Census of 2011. Ovingdean 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. Ovingdean also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Ovingdean 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%
Apprenticeship2.1%3.6%
Level 316%12.4%
Level 436.9%27.4%
Other5.4%5.7%

Ovingdean General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Ovingdean. The percentage of residents in Ovingdean rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average. Also the percentage of residents in Ovingdean rating their health as 'very bad' is less than the national average, suggesting that the health of the residents of Ovingdean is generally better than in the average person in England.

HealthBrighton and HoveEngland
Very Good49.26%47.17%
Good33.64%34.22%
Fair11.81%13.12%
Bad4.08%4.25%
Very Bad1.20%1.25%

Ovingdean Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Ovingdean as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Ovingdean is also older than the average, making Ovingdean a older persons location.

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

Ovingdean Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Ovingdean are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Ovingdean 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%

Ovingdean 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. Ovingdean has 20% more Higher and Intermediate managerial, administrative or professional households than the national average.

GradeBrighton and HoveEngland
AB28.57%22.96%
C137.44%30.92%
C215.08%20.64%
DE18.91%25.49%

Ovingdean Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Ovingdean come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area.

BenefitBrighton and HoveEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)2.6%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)2.7%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)12.6%13.5%

Ovingdean Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Ovingdean has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Ovingdean is an economically deprived area.

TenureBrighton and HoveEngland
Owned23.4%30.6%
Mortgage29.9%32.8%
Shared0.9%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)9.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)5.1%8.3%
Private Rented28%15.4%
Other1.5%1.4%
Rent Free1.3%1.3%


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

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