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
Cherries - 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

Claimant Count including JSA and UC – April 2020 data added to all tables
Universal Credit claimants – April 2020 data added
Population estimates – mid-year data added for 2019
Dwelling-led population projections and Dependency ratio projections – 2018-based projections to 2033 now available
Trend-based (ONS) population projections – updated with 2018-based projection
Dwelling-led Household and Workforce projections – 2018-based data published
Licensed vehicles – 2019 data added
ULEVs – data now available to Q4 2019
Bus journeys – updated for 2019
Walking and cycling – 2017/18 data added
Gatwick airport activity – updated for 2018
Newhaven port activity – 2018/19 data added
Children in low income families – new table with revised measure for 2014-2019
Access to services – 8 tables updated with 2017 data
Personal incomes – updated for 2018 and tax paid data added
Economic activity and inactivity – Jan-Dec 2019 data added
Employment by occupation (residence- and workplace-based) – Jan-Dec 2019 data added
Qualifications of working age people – Jan-Dec 2019 data added
Model-based Unemployment estimates - Jan-Dec 2019 data added
Housing benefit claimants by employment status and family type – updated for 2019
Alternative claimant count and by age – data for Feb 2020 added
Ward level deaths – 2018 data added
Live births outside marriage – 2018 data added
Live births by mothers country of birth – 2018 data added

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 April 2020 there were 16,670 people in East Sussex claiming JSA or UC because they were out of work, up 7,535 (83%) on the March figure, five times the previous highest monthly rise of 1,502 in February 2009.  The Claimant rate is now 5.2%.  A new briefing on unemployment is now available.

The population of East Sussex increased to 557,229 in mid-2019.  The ONS released the mid-2019 population estimates early this year to support analysis of the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the UK population. A briefing will be available once the supporting components of change data is released in late June 2020.

The population of the county is projected to increase by 61,500 to 616,000 between 2018 and 2033 according to ESCC’s latest dwelling-led projections, with older age groups expected to increase most. A new briefing is now available on Demographic Projections.

In 2019 there were 288,265 cars registered in East Sussex, 2,294 more than in 2018 (up 0.8%). There was an increase of 549 in the number of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (electric and plug in hybrid) between Q4 2018 and Q4 2019, and there are now 1,768 of these vehicles registered in the county.

Total bus journeys in East Sussex fell between 2017/18 and 2018/19 by 1.8% (300,000 fewer journeys).  42% of bus journeys in the county are taken by elderly and disabled concessionary passengers.

In 2018/19, 20,648 children in East Sussex were living in relative low income families, 17.6% of all children in the county, up from 19,902 (16.9%) in 2017/18. A quarter of children in Hastings live in low income families.