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

2021 Census
Focus on East Sussex
Pride of Place
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
Deprivation Atlas
Economic Updates
Young People in Education Training & Employment and NEET
COVID-19 statistics
Accessibility Statement for ESiF

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.

ESiF Update

East Sussex in Figures will be undergoing some exciting changes over the next few months. We need to renovate the website to meet accessibility requirements and replace outdated software. We are working jointly with Public Health colleagues to present key data and analysis about East Sussex in one place.

We’ll keep you informed of our plans.

If you have any questions contact esif@eastsussex.gov.uk

Are you new to ESiF?

You can access a quick guide to using ESiF here.

Please contact the Research and Intelligence team for help in getting data and insight from East Sussex in Figures.

Downloading data in ESiF - We know there is a problem when downloading data from ESiF to Excel. If you need ESiF data in Excel format please use this process.

Archive Latest data

Updated tables

Population projections and dependency ratio projections – updated with 2022-based projections to 2037
Household and workforce projections – updated with 2022-based projections
Business demography – 2022 data added
Business survival rates – now with data to 2021
New business registration rate - 2022 data added
High growth businesses – updated for 2022
People claiming Universal Credit (UC) and by Duration – now with October 2023 data
Households on Universal Credit, by family type and Local Housing Allowance - now with August 2023 data
Claimant Count by pre-2018 wards, post-2019 wards, age and towns – updated for October 2023

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 2022 the population of East Sussex was 550,720, 3.8% higher than in 2012 (England up 6.7%), and 0.7% higher than in mid-year 2021. A new briefing is now available analysing the population estimates.

The East Sussex population is projected to grow by nearly 66,000 in the next 15 years, from 550,700 in 2022 to 616,300.  A new briefing is now available which examines the results of the 2024 dwelling-led population, household and workforce projections, which are produced by ESCC.

In East Sussex in 2022 there were 24,015 active businesses, down from 24,335 in 2021. There were more business closures (2,335) than business starts (2,185).

There were 10,675 unemployed claimants of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) and Universal Credit (UC - searching for work conditionality) in November 2023 (3.4% of working age people). A briefing on unemployment is now available