Thematic data maps of the county

Thematic maps emphasise spatial variations of geographic distributions on statistics about East Sussex and can be accessed from East Sussex in Figures (ESiF).

Maps are also available that contains administrative areas and boundaries.

The Indices of Deprivation (ID)

The Indices of Deprivation (ID 2015) are widely used to analyse patterns of relative deprivation for small areas and to identify local need. They provide a snapshot of conditions in an area, looking at a range of factors including income, employment, education, health, barriers to housing and services, living environment and crime. These maps contain data from the 2015 Indices of Multiple Deprivation.

The ID 2015 measure deprivation at small-area level for lower layer super output areas (LSOAs) – a statistical geography designed for the collection and publication of data for areas smaller than local authority wards. LSOAs are based on 2011 Census output areas and contain, on average, around 1,500 people.

An interactive map of the Indices of Deprivation has been created, allowing users to create custom reports by district, ward or parish. Users can also search for deprivation data by postcode or street name.

ESiF also publish static maps on the 2015 Indices of Deprivation.

You can access tables charts and maps for the Indices of Deprivation from ESiF.

Output Area Classification (OAC)

OACs distills results from the Census to indicate the character of local areas. It profiles populations, structures other data, and helps target resources.

An interactive map of the Output Area Classifications on the county is available, allowing users to create custom reports by district, ward or parish. Users can also search for deprivation data by postcode or street name.

More information on OACs including pen portraits and radial plots are available on ESiF.

Rural Urban Classification

The Rural-Urban Classification categorises a range of statistical and administrative units on the basis of physical settlement and related characteristics. Data on ESiF is concerned with that part of the classification which categorises certain small statistical units in accordance with a two-dimensional typology based on settlement form and settlement context. This is referred to as ‘the Rural Urban Classification for small area geographies’ or RUC for short.

Maps are available at middle, lower super output area and output area level. Please refer to the User Guide for further information and guidance.

Further information

Further information on the county can be found on the Facts and figures about East Sussex page of this website and East Sussex in Figures (ESiF).