Authority → West Sussex

West Sussex Population

Here are the latest population statistics on West Sussex in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

885,100

Population

5.0%

Unqualified

3.0%

Unemployment

£31,892

Salary

£441,268

Property

Quick answer: West Sussex is a local authority in England. The population of West Sussex is 885,100. The population per square mile of West Sussex is 1,151. The average salary in West Sussex is £31,892 per year. The average property price in West Sussex is £441,268.


Books about West Sussex: Numerous fiction and non-fiction books have been produced about the rich history of West Sussex. Here is a link to some of the books about West Sussex.


West Sussex Demographics


The population of West Sussex is 885,100. The population per square mile of West Sussex is 1,151. The population has increased by 17,500 in the past year. The population has increased by 216,800 since 1981.


There are more females in West Sussex. They account for 51.4% of the population.


West Sussex Employment


80.1% of the people in West Sussex are in employment. There are more males in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in West Sussex is 3.0%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


West Sussex Student Population


The student population of West Sussex is 25,800. Students account for 29.1% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


89.9% of the people in West Sussex have an NVQ1 qualification. 77.1% have an NVQ2 qualification. 60.6% have an NVQ3 qualification. 43.2% have an NVQ4 qualification.


5.0% of the people in West Sussex have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


West Sussex Economy


There are 37,380 businesses in West Sussex. 89.8% are micro businesses. 8.5% are small businesses. 1.4% are medium businesses. 0.3% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in West Sussex are wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles businesses.


West Sussex Salary


The average salary in West Sussex is £31,892 per year. Males earn 11.1% more.


Salaries in West Sussex are 4.47% less than the national average of £33,384.


West Sussex Property


The average property price in West Sussex is £441,268. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in West Sussex: £717,746 for detached houses. £459,953 for semi-detached houses. £366,069 for terrace houses. £221,303 for flats.