East Sussex County Council

Data Themes

Access to services
Community strength and leadership
Community safety
Deprivation
Economy, jobs and prosperity
Education, learning and skills
Environment and climate change
Health and wellbeing
Households
Housing
Population
Transport

Ways to look at data

Tables, charts and maps
Surveys
Area Profiles
Division profiles
Publications
Published maps
Creating e-mail notifications

About East Sussex

2021 Census
Focus on East Sussex
Pride of Place
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
Tourism
Deprivation Atlas
Economic Updates
Equalities
Young People in Education Training & Employment and NEET
COVID-19 statistics
Accessibility Statement for ESiF
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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 We need to renovate the website to meet accessibility requirements and replace outdated software.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

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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

New tables

Economic activity by age – new table with data from the 2021 Census
Qualifications by age – new table with data from the 2021 Census
Unemployment by age – new table with data from the 2021 Census

Updated tables

Mid-year Population estimates – updated for 2022 and revised data for 2012-2021
Dependency ratios – now with 2022 data
Births, deaths and natural change – updated for 2022
Internal and International migration – now with 2022 data and revised data for 2012-2021
Business Enterprises by size, industry and turnover – updated for 2023
Local Business Units by size and industry – now with 2023 data
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.

The county has a very high proportion of residents aged 85+ (3.9%).  In 2022, Rother was the lower tier local authority with the highest percentage of those aged 85 and over, with 4.9%.

In 2023 there were 26,260 local business units in the county, 0.7% fewer than in 2022.

International net migration to East Sussex was at its highest ever level since 2002, with 1,920 arrivals in the year to end June 2022, following 3 years which saw net outflows to international migration.