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

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Area Profiles
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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.

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Archive Latest data

Gross value added (GVA) and GVA by industry – 2020 data added
Gross domestic product – 2020 data added
Benefit combinations – updated with data for November 2021
ESA and IB claimants – updated with data for November 2021
Universal Credit claimants – now with April 2022 data
Universal Credit households – February 2022 data added
Unemployed claimant data from the Claimant Count – updated for April 2022
Earnings and employment data from PAYE – now with data to February 2022
Children in low-income families – data for 2020/21 added

Area Profiles

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Archive News

In February 2022, employees in the county were paid an average of £1,882 per month, well below the UK median of £2,034.

In 2020, while GVA per head in the county, at £16,730 is much lower than the national average of £29,063, total GVA in the county at £9.4b fell by 1.4% in the year to 2020,  compared to a national fall of 3.4%.

In November 2021, there were 73,119 working age people in East Sussex who received at least one benefit as part of their income.  42,650 of these people (13.4% of all working age) were not in employment.

Nearly one in five children in the county lived in poverty in 2020/21 - there were 20,348 children in East Sussex living in relative low-income families (18.1% of all children), 23% more than in 2016.