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
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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 is changing

There are going to be some exciting changes to East Sussex in Figures in 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 We need to renovate the website to meet accessibility requirements and replace outdated software.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

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 February 2024 data
Households on Universal Credit, by family type and Local Housing Allowance - now with November 2023 data
Claimant Count by pre-2018 wards, post-2019 wards, age and towns – updated for February 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 11,185 unemployed claimants of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) and Universal Credit (UC - searching for work conditionality) in February 2024 (3.6% of working age people).

In February 2024 there were 49,170 people in the county claiming Universal Credit.  More than half (25,870) had been claiming for more than 3 years.

In November 2023 there were 40,980 households claiming Universal Credit and 19,200 had children. 9,600 UC households did not receive sufficient benefit to pay their rent.