East Sussex County Council

Data Themes

Access to services
Community strength and leadership
Community safety
Economy, jobs and prosperity
Education, learning and skills
Environment and climate change
Health and wellbeing

Ways to look at data

Tables, charts and maps
Area Profiles
Published maps

About East Sussex

2011 Census
Focus on East Sussex
Pride of Place
Joint Strategic Needs & Asset Assessment (JSNAA)
Deprivation Atlas
Economic Updates
Young People in Education Training & Employment and NEET
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Welcome to East Sussex in Figures

East Sussex in Figures (ESiF) is a Local Information System that provides the latest statistics on the social, economic and demographic character of East Sussex and its communities.

Are you new to ESiF?

We hope you find ESiF useful. Please contact us if you have any comments, queries or suggestions.

The next formal ESiF training sessions are on Thursday 21st March 2019, Thursday 9th May 2019, Tuesday 15th October 2019 and Tuesday 24th March 2020. They are morning events that take place at the East Sussex Training and Development Centre, St Mary's House, Eastbourne and are open to anyone (ESCC, Districts, Health, Voluntary Sector etc.) who would like to learn about how to get the most out of the data and resources in ESiF.  Please contact ESCC Personnel and Training if you would like to register an interest in attending or require more details.

Archive Latest data

Gross value added, per head and by industry – 2017 data added
Business demography – updated for 2017
Household estimates and by type – updated for 2016
Claimant Count including JSA and Universal Credit – November 2018 data added to all tables


Area Profiles

Please select your area from the options below.
First enter the name of the area or a full postcode: e.g. Lewes or BN21 3AB

Then select the type of area you want a profile for:

Archive News

In 2017, East Sussex generated £10.7bn of Gross Value Added (GVA), equating to £19,348 per head, which is only 70% of the national figure of £27,555 per head.  18% of our local GVA comes from ‘Owner-occupiers imputed rental’ which is a notional figure related to the value of property in the county.

There were 24,170 active businesses in the county in 2017, up 1.2% since 2016. However the new business registration rate fell to 53.7 business starts per 10,000 adults, compared to 56.8 in 2016.

In 2016, there were estimated to be 242,208 households in the county, with an average household size of 2.22 people per household.  24.3% of these households have dependent children.

Sector Skills Profiles for the county’s nine priority sectors have now been published on ESiF, providing a snapshot of current and predicted skills demand together with an overview of each sector’s workforce and economic significance.