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.
We hope you find ESiF useful.
Formal ESiF training courses will start again in July 2021. In the meantime, 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.
Benefit cap – capped households – new table published with data to 2020
Rough sleeping – annual snapshot – new table with data to 2020
Gross Domestic Product – a new dataset released by ONS, with data for 2019
Population projections, by age and gender – new projections for 2019-2034 now available
Household and Workforce projections – new projections for 2019-2034 now available
Disability and Limiting long-term illness projections – new projections for 2019-2034 now available
Gross value added (GVA) and by Industry – 2019 data added
Household waste arising and per head – now with 2019/20 data
Licensed vehicles and Ultra Low-Emissions vehicles – 2020 data added
Weekly deaths from COVID-19 and all causes – updated to week 12 202
Claimant count by (pre 2018) ward, age and towns – updated for April 2021
Alternative claimant count and by age – February 2021 data added
People claiming Universal Credit – updated for April 2021
Households claiming Universal Credit – updated for February 2021
Benefit combinations – now with data for November 202
DLA/PIP claimants by Age and Gender and Ward – now with data up to November 2020
ESA/IB claimants – updated for November 2020
Government Employment Support Schemes – now with data for end April 2021
Qualifications of working age people – December 2020 data added
Economically active and inactive population – December 2020 data added
Unemployment estimates – December 2020 data added
Newhaven port activity – now with 2020 data
The East Sussex population is projected to grow by nearly 65,000 in the next 15 years, with a large increase in the number of people aged 60+, compared to little change in younger age groups. A new briefing analysing the latest dwelling-led population projections for the county is now available.
In 2019, the economy of East Sussex generated £9.5 billion, or £17,077 per head (UK £29,599 per head). Total GVA increased by 3.6% between 2018 and 2019, compared to a 2.9% rise in the UK as a whole. A new Economic Update is now available and GVA data for East Sussex was released in May.
Overall household waste generated in the county continues to decline – in 2019/20, 427 kg of waste was produced per head, compared to 465 kg per head in 2009/10.
There were 19,760 unemployed claimants of JobSeekers Allowance and Universal Credit (searching for work) in April 2021. A new briefing analysing the latest claimant data is now available.
In November 2020, 1,685 claimant households had their benefits reduced because they were subject to the Benefit Cap, which limits the maximum amount of benefit a family can receive, regardless of their circumstances. A new table on the Benefit Cap is now available on ESiF.
In Q4 2020 there were 2,447 Ultra Low Emission Vehicles in East Sussex, 38% more than in Q4 2019. While the total number of vehicles rose to 352,345, the overall number of cars fell for the first time, to 287,762, in 2020, from 288,265 in 2019.