Area Information for Hove, BN3 2SU

This postcode in Hove is in the South East region of England. The postcode is within the Goldsmid ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hove. This page combines information for the address Hove, BN3 2SU, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BN3 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in March 2017. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Brighton and Hove
Ward Goldsmid
Constituency Hove
Region South East
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Hove, BN3 2SU:

Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BF
Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BA
Church Road, Hove, BN3 2AF
Church Road, Hove, BN3 2AN
Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BB
Church Road, Hove, BN3 2AE

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about BN3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Hove, BN3 2SU is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Hove consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 0
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 50
Flat (Purpose-Built) 19
Flat (Converted) 70
Total 155
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Hove contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 50% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 45
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 72
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 147

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 57
Two People 53
Three People 28
Four People 6
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 147

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 52
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 48
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 14
Total 128

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Hove constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 136
Female 151
Total 287

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 16
5-7 5
8-9 3
10-14 7
15 1
16-17 0
18-19 0
20-24 30
25-29 53
30-44 110
45-59 30
60-64 9
65-74 17
75-84 1
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 287

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of BN3 2SU there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 55% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 159
Married 65
Divorced 21
Separated 2
Widowed 6
Same Sex 2
Total 255

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 156
Good 111
Fair 12
Bad 8
Very Bad 0
Total 287

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

BN3 2SU and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 56% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 142
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 45
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 23
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 16
No GCSEs or Equivalent 6
Other 16
Total 255

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 87% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 251
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 10
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 2
Other Asian 2
Black African 4
Other 10
Total 287

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 215
Wales 3
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 22
Other 39
Total 287

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BN3 2SU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 228
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 28
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 2
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 15

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 109
No Religion 136
Buddhist 0
Hindu 4
Jewish 1
Muslim 8
Sikh 1
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 26
Total 287

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Goldsmid ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 115
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 46
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 4
Total 249

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 22
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 17
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 30
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 201

Hove, BN3 2SU is within the Goldsmid policing neighbourhood, under the Sussex Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In November 2020, 153 crimes were reported within half a mile of BN3 2SU.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 153 crimes committed near BN3 2SU
Neighbourhood Team Address Goldsmid
Crowhurst Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to BN3 2SU. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for BN3 2SU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Hove, BN3 2SU. The nearest railway station is Hove, approximately 230 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hove 230 yards
Aldrington 0.6 miles
Preston Park 1 mile
Brighton 1.2 miles
London Road (Brighton) 1.4 miles
Portslade 1.6 miles
Fishersgate 2.2 miles
Moulsecoomb 2.3 miles
Southwick 3 miles
Falmer 4 miles
Shoreham-by-Sea 4.5 miles
Hassocks 6.3 miles
Lancing 6.8 miles
Plumpton 8 miles
East Worthing 8.2 miles
Lewes 8.2 miles
Burgess Hill 8.4 miles
Cooksbridge 8.4 miles
Southease 8.7 miles
Worthing 9.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Hove, BN3 2SU. The nearest is Cottesmore St Mary's Catholic Primary School, approximately 660 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Cottesmore St Mary's Catholic Primary School 660 yards
St Andrew's CofE (Aided) Primary School 690 yards
Brunswick Primary School 0.5 miles
Bilingual Primary School - Brighton & Hove 0.7 miles
Stanford Infant School 0.8 miles
Aldrington CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
Stanford Junior School 0.9 miles
Hove Junior School 1 mile
West Hove Infant School 1 mile
St Mary Magdalen Catholic Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Hove, BN3 2SU. The nearest is Cardinal Newman Catholic School, approximately 850 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Cardinal Newman Catholic School 850 yards
Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre 0.7 miles
Blatchington Mill School 0.9 miles
Dorothy Stringer School 1.5 miles
King's School 1.7 miles
Varndean School 1.7 miles
Patcham High School 2.2 miles
Portslade Aldridge Community Academy 2.8 miles
Shoreham Academy 3.4 miles
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy 3.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Hove, BN3 2SU. The nearest is Trinity Medical Centre, approximately 490 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Hove, BN3 2SU. The nearest is Goodwood Court Dental Surgery, approximately 560 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Hove, BN3 2SU. The nearest is Inhealth - The Spire Montefiore Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Hove, BN3 2SU. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 750 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers Opticians 750 yards
Boots-Hove 800 yards
The Eyecare Centre 0.5 miles
Barnard Associates Optometrists 0.6 miles
Peter Marson Optometrist 0.6 miles
Vision Care for Homeless People Ltd 0.9 miles
Vision Express 1.3 miles
Optical Express 1.3 miles
Linwood Strong 1.3 miles
Boots-Brighton - North St 1.3 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.