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
Division profiles
Published maps
Creating e-mail notifications

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
Pevensey Sheep - Picture ESCC

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.

Formal ESiF training courses have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. However, if you have a specific query regarding accessing or interpreting data on ESiF please email the R&I Team and we will get back to you ASAP.

Archive Latest data

Gross value added, per head and by industry – substantially revised data for 1998-2017 and 2018 data added
Jobs density – data added for 2018
Economic activity – data added for September 2019
Life expectancy at birth and at age 65 – now with data for 2016-18
Disability living allowance and PIP claimants, by ward, age and gender – August 2019 data added
ESA and IB claimants – Updated for August 2019
Housing Benefit claimants, by employment status and family type – updated for November 2019
Universal credit claimants – January 2020 data added
Universal credit households – November 2019 data added
Claimant Count including JSA and Universal Credit – January 2020 data added to all tables
Alternative claimant count, and by age – November 2019 data added
Small area household income estimates – updated for 2018
Sub-regional productivity – updated for 2018 and substantially revised
Gas and electricity consumption for small areas – new table published

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

GVA per head in East Sussex has grown by 13.9% in the county since 2008, but fell between 2017 and 2018, and is now £16,017 per head.  Please note that with the release of the 2018 data in December 2019, the GVA data series from 1998 onwards was substantially revised following the introduction of a new methodology. Please ensure that only the revised data is used from now on.  A new briefing on GVA in the county is now available on ESiF.

In January 2020 there were 24,464 people claiming Universal Credit in the county, of whom 30% were working. 9,111 people were claiming Universal Credit, JSA or another benefit and were unemployed, according to the Alternative Claimant Count.  A new briefing on Benefits and Unemployment is now available on ESiF.

Life expectancy in the county remained unchanged for males at 80.2 years in 2016-2018, and increased marginally for females, from 83.9 years to 84.0 years.

Fuel consumption varies widely across the country.  In 2017 people in Central St Leonards ward consumed less than half the electricity (3,075 kWh) per household than in the highest consuming ward, Plumpton, where households consumed 7,511 kWh.  However some areas do not have mains gas, including Plumpton.