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
 Eastbourne pier on a sunny day

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 is changing

East Sussex in Figures will be undergoing some exciting changes with a new look website launching on 26 July. We need to update the website to meet accessibility requirements and replace outdated software. The new site will provide a range of key data and analysis about East Sussex in one place.

The web address for accessing East Sussex in Figures will not change, but if you have links saved to data or resources on the old site, they will no longer work when the new site is launched.

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

People claiming Universal Credit (UC) and by Duration – now with April 2024 data
Claimant Count by pre-2018 wards, post-2019 wards, age and towns – updated for April 2024

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

There were 10,765 unemployed claimants of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) and Universal Credit (UC - searching for work conditionality) in April 2024 (3.4% of working age people).  The rate is now considerably lower than the England rate of 3.9%.

In April 2024 there were 50,351 people in the county claiming Universal Credit.  This is the highest ever number of people claiming Universal Credit, higher than the peak seen during the pandemic in February 2021.

More than half (26,169) of Universal Credit claimants had been claiming for more than 3 years.