Last updated:
19 September 2017

2001 Census statistics for West Sussex

The Office of National Statistics conducts a census every 10 years. The 2001 Census took place on 29 April 2001.

The census provides statistics on every resident in the UK regarding their home and work. The information is entirely confidential so that no individual can be identified.

The information collected is used by the county, district and borough councils, health authorities and other organisations to plan for the provision of public services.

County, district and borough summaries

The first results from the 2001 Census were published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on 30 September 2002.

The population of West Sussex had increased by 49,221 (7.0%) since the previous census in 1991. This compares with an increase of over 2 million (4.3%) for England and Wales.

The table below shows the population of each district and borough at the 1991 and 2001 censuses.

Select the links in the table below to find out more about each area from the Neighbourhood Statistics' website. The information includes statistics from the census, details about access to services and data on crime and safety, housing and deprivation.

District or
Borough
Area
(hectares)
Population
1991
Population
2001
Change
1991-
2001
Adur 4,187 58,019 59,625 2.80%
Arun 22,070 129,357 140,787 8.80%
Chichester 78,596 101,371 106,445 5.00%
Crawley 4,410 87,750 99,754 13.70%
Horsham 53,009 108,645 122,078 12.40%
Mid Sussex 33,295 123,092 127,383 3.50%
Worthing 3,248 96,157 97,540 1.40%
         
West Sussex 198,808 704,391 753,612 7.00%
         
England and Wales 15,118,890 49,890,877 52,041,916 4.30%

*The figures for 1991 have been adjusted to reflect boundary changes in 1992/93.

The definitions of Resident Population differ slightly between the two censuses and a consistent set of population mid-year estimates was published in February 2003.

District profiles

Select a link from the table below to open the appropriate page on the Office of National Statistics' website.

DistrictPopulation:

5-year age ranges, by male and female
Profile:

Population; people, places and family; ethnicity and religion; health; work; housing
Adur
Arun
Chichester
Crawley
Horsham
Mid Sussex
Worthing
West Sussex

Visit Neighbourhood Statistics to view or download local area statistics for wards or local authorities in England and Wales on a wide range of subjects, including population, crime, health and housing. You can search by postcode, town, city or region.

County bulletins on 10 census topics

These bulletins were produced in collaboration with the Health Authority Primary Care Trust based at Worthing.

Parish and ward data

Univariate tables

All these tables provide statistics for West Sussex only.

Theme tables

  • TT001 All dependent children (PDF, 231KB)
    Includes: accommodation type; occupancy rating; amenities; lowest floor level; central heating; car or van availability; tenure; family type; number of adults in household; country of birth; language needs indicator; general health; provision of unpaid care; limiting long-term illness; number of adults in employment in household.
  • TT002 Students and school children (PDF, 197KB)
    Includes: accommodation; occupancy rating; amenities; central heating; tenure; country of birth; provision of unpaid care; qualifications.
  • TT003 People aged 16-29 years (PDF, 245KB)
    Includes: car and van availability; tenure; living arrangements; children; general health; provision of unpaid care; limiting long-term illness; qualifications; student status; time since last worked; economic activity.
  • TT004 People aged 30-49 years (PDF, 99KB)
    Includes: accommodation type; car or van availability; tenure; living arrangements; children; general health; provision of unpaid care; limiting long-term illness; qualifications; time since last worked; economic activity.
  • TT005 Older people (50+ years) (PDF, 118KB)
    Includes: accommodation type; occupancy rating; amenities; lowest floor level; car or van availability; tenure; family type; general health; provision of unpaid care; limiting long-term illness; qualifications; economic activity; time since last worked.
  • TT006 Pensioner households (PDF, 197KB)
    Includes: accommodation type; occupancy rating; amenities; lowest floor level; central heating; car or van availability; tenure; limiting long-term illness.
  • TT007 All people (PDF, 215KB)
    Includes: accommodation type; occupancy rating; amenities; central heating; car or van availability; tenure; living arrangements; family type; country of birth; general health; limiting long-term illness; qualifications; economic activity; occupation; industry.
  • TT008 Households (PDF, 370KB)
    Includes: accommodation type; amenities; lowest floor level; central heating; car or van availability; tenure; number of people in a household; children and ages; occupancy rating; limiting long-term illness.
  • TT009 Communal establishment residents (PDF, 297KB)
    Includes: marital status; country of birth; general health; limiting long-term illness; qualifications; occupation; industry; economic activity.
  • TT012 Ethnicity of all dependent children in households (PDF, 389KB)
    Includes: age; accommodation; occupancy rating; amenities; central heating; lowest floor level; car or van availability; tenure; family type; number of adults in household; country of birth; general health; provision of unpaid care; limiting long-term illness; number of adults in employment in household.
  • TT013 Ethnicity (all people) (PDF, 280KB)
    Includes: age; economic activity; tenure; accommodation type; qualifications; limiting long-term illness; general health; occupation; industry.
  • TT052 Religion of all dependent children in households (PDF, 85KB)
    Includes: age; accommodation type; occupancy rating; amenities; central heating; lowest floor level; car or van availability; tenure; family type; number of adults in household; country of birth; general health; provision of care; limiting long-term illness; number of adults in employment.
  • TT053 Religion (all people) (PDF, 111KB)
    Includes: age; economic activity; tenure; accommodation type; qualifications; limiting long-term illness; general health; occupation; industry.

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