Local data

Economic data

Claimants of out-of-work benefits

As of October 2017 there were 670 claimants of out-of-work benefits in the Chichester District: 415 were men & 255 were women.

This equates to 1% of the resident population aged 16-64, which is lower than the South East (1.2%) and Great Britain (1.9%). These figures do not include claimants of Universal Credit.

As of October 2017 there were 325 Universal Credit claimants, 210 of these were men and 123 women.

(Source: Nomis - Labour Market Statistics and Department for Work and Pensions, November 2017)

Mean average salary

According to the provisional figures for Chichester District in 2017 the mean average salary by place of residence is £27,926 and £22,624 by place of work. Please see the documents for further information.

In 2011, 28.5% of lone parent families in the district were on a low income. Since then there has been a decrease of 17.2% in this number, but since 2014 it has risen again by 1.9%.

(Source: Office for National Statistics - Annual Survey for Hours and Earnings and Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, 2017)

Education and qualifications data

Ofsted rating

As at October 2016 83.9% of schools in the district (includes primary, secondary and 16-18) have been rated as Good (2) or Outstanding (1).

Academic Performance

The statistics under this sub-heading are calculated using only the schools which have relevant progress information available.

  • 42.6% of primary schools in Chichester District meet or exceed the national average (80%) for pupils achieving level 4 or higher in reading, maths and writing,
  • More than 7 in 10 secondary schools in the district are performing better than the national average of 58.7% in terms of students achieving grade C or higher in English and Maths GCSEs,
  • All of the colleges and sixth forms in Chichester had a rate of 70% or higher for students who achieved 3 or more A Levels grade A*-E.

See the links to the Department of Education for more information on schools in the district.

(Source: Department for Education, October 2016)

Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2015

There are 32,482 Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in England. LSOAs are defined as small geographic areas which have a population of around 1,500. Chichester District is home to 71 of these areas.

Each LSOA is measured according to 7 topic areas. Each topic area, sometimes called a domain, contains a number of indicators, which are combined into an overall Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) score. The 7 topic areas are as follows:

  1. Income
  2. Employment
  3. Health Deprivation and Disability
  4. Education, Skills and Training
  5. Barriers to Housing and Services
  6. Crime
  7. Living Environment

LSOAs in West Sussex are ranked 1-326, with 1 being the most deprived and 326 the least. Chichester District has become relatively less deprived since its 2010 ranking. This is in line with the rest of the local authorities in West Sussex, except Horsham which has moved higher up the ranking. Chichester District has become less deprived by 20 places - moving from a ranking of 222 in 2010 to 242 in 2015.

The top ten overall most deprived LSOAs in Chichester District are:

  1. Chichester West E01031494
  2. Chichester South E01031492
  3. Chichester East E01031483
  4. Chichester East E01031482
  5. Selsey North E01031522
  6. Selsey South E01031528
  7. Selsey South E01031526
  8. Southbourne E01031533
  9. East Wittering E01031501
  10. Selsey North E01031524

For further information, please see the documents produced by the Research Unit in West Sussex Public Health. These relate to the Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2010. The reports contain an initial analysis of the indices. Further work will be undertaken once background data is released by Department of Communities and Local Government.