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 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.
Quarterly average house prices – data now available to Q3 2020
Deaths by age and death rates – updated for 2019
Infant mortality – 2019 data added
Life expectancy – 2017-19 data added
Workplace- and residence-based earnings data – 2020 data added
CO2 emissions by sector – now with 2018 data
Business demography, survival rates and new business registrations – updated for 2019
Business activity, size and location – 2020 data added to all tables
Employment by industry – updated for 2019
Employees in the public and private sector – updated for 2019
Employment status – now with 2019 data
Employment in the creative industries – 2019 data added
Government employment support schemes – August and September 2020 data added
Nationality and country of birth – updated with 2019 data
Claimant Count including JSA and UC – October 2020 data added to all tables
People claiming Universal Credit – October 2020 data now available
Households on Universal Credit – updated for May 2020
ESA and IB claimants – now with May 2020 data
Alternative claimant count and by age – updated for August 2020
Benefit combinations – now with May 2020 data
A new Economic Briefing is now available giving detailed analysis of the latest business, unemployment, benefits and earnings data.
There were 24,515 active businesses in the county in 2019, 2.2% more than in 2018.
In October 2020 there were 19,225 people claiming UC/JSA because they were unemployed, 140% higher than in October 2019, but lower than the figure in September 2020.
At £502 per week, full-time earnings in the county are lower than the national average (£590) and fell between 2019 and 2020.
The county emitted 22% less CO2 in 2018 than five years previously, but the decrease in emissions slowed considerably between 2017 and 2018 (down 2%).
In Q3 2020, house prices were 6.2% higher than the previous year. The average price paid was £354,000.