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.
Weekly deaths from COVID-19 and all causes – updated to week 12 2021
Claimant count by (pre 2018) ward, age and towns – updated for February2021
People claiming Universal Credit – updated for February 2021
Households on Universal Credit – updated for November 2020
Children in low-income families – now with 2020 data
Mean and lower quartile housing affordability – 2020 data added
National Insurance registrations by age group and nationality – 2020 data added
Benefit combinations – now with August 2020 data
Housing benefit claimants by employment status and family type – updated for November 2020
ESA and IB claimants – updated for August 2020
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and PIP claimants – updated for August 2020
Births, deaths and natural change at ward level– 2019 data added
Gatwick airport activity – 2019 data added
Bus journeys – updated for 2020
Nationality and country of birth – now with 2020 data
Families and children benefiting from Tax Credits – now with 2020 data
There were just 4 deaths in East Sussex which mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate in the week ending 26 March 2021, the lowest number since October 2020, and a big decline from the peak of the second wave in January 2021, when there were 215 deaths in the week ending 22 January. Weekly deaths data are published here on Tuesday each week.
There was a 59% fall in the number of National Insurance registrations to overseas nationals in East Sussex issued between 2019 and 2020, with the biggest fall (77%) among people coming from the European Union.
In 2020, 16.9% of children and young people aged 0-19 in the county were living in relative low-income households (families below 60% of median income, previously known as children in poverty). 78% of these families had at least one adult in work.
In February 2021, there were nearly 50,000 people in the county receiving Universal Credit, 15.6% of all working age people. A new Briefing is available analysing unemployment and benefit claimants in the county.
In 2019, the year before the Coronavirus pandemic began, Gatwick airport handled its highest ever number of passengers, 46.6 million.