Ward Profiles


There are 54 District Councillors representing 23 Wards within the Arun District.  The profiles for each ward will be provided as soon as possible following the Elections held on 2 May 2019. 

You can find your ward by using the map button at the top of our website, or view our - to be provided soon.



These ward profiles were compiled by the West Sussex Research Unit.  They relate to 2013 data.  For more information please email jsna@westsussex.gov.uk.

Ward profiles cover: population; age structure; population change; life expectancy; ethnic background; household size, type and tenure; household amenities and occupancy; council tax bands; car ownership; travel to work distances; educational qualifications; economic activity; income deprivation; benefits data; incapacity benefit; severe disablement allowance; disability living allowance; attendance allowance; pension credit; long term limiting illness; general health; crime data; deprivation; fire and rescue data.


New boundary changes

As our detailed ward profiles above do not take into account the recent boundary changes, you can read below basic facts about wards, using the current boundaries, from the Local Government Association.


Lower Layer Super Output Area Profiles

Arun has 94 Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOAs) within its 23 wards.  LSOAs typically have around 1,500 residents although the populations of Arun's range from around 1,200 to around 2,800.
LSOAs are sorted by LSOA reference numbers, based alphabetically by ward (i.e. starting with LSOAs in Aldwick East ward and ending with those in Yapton ward).  Profiles include: descriptions and maps; the latest Indices of Multiple Deprivation (with definitions provided in the appendix); the latest mid-year population estimates and population pyramids;  selected 2011 Census data (household tenure, accommodation type, and socio-economic profile of the household reference person); and Dependency Ratios. 

The file below shows LSOAs and wards sorted by ward and LSOA reference within ward.  Please note that the  ward boundaries changed in 2015, reducing from 26 to 23 wards.  LSOAs boundaries remain unchanged so do not necessarily fit within the new wards.  A description of 2015 boundary changes has been provided for each ward.  There were no boundary changes for Beach, Brookfield, Ferring, Hotham, Middleton-on-Sea, Rustington East, Rustington West, or Yapton ward.

Arun_Ward_and_LSOA_mini-profiles_2017.pdf [pdf] 12MB

Deprivation levels can vary widely within wards.  The link below shows the 2015 Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) scores for Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOAs) within wards.
2015_IMD_scores_for_Arun_LSOAs_in_each_ward.pdf [pdf] 162KB 

The Index of Multiple Deprivation is made up of seven domains.  The link below shows where Arun’s LSOAs fall within each domain (plus the supplementary Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index and Income Deprivation Affecting Older People Index).  This shows how Arun performs relatively poorly for, say, the Education, Skills and Training Domain, compared with, say, the Living Environment Domain.

2015_IMD_Arun_scores_by_decile.pdf [pdf] 55KB


Output Area Profiles

Arun has 519 Output Areas (OAs) within its 23 wards.  OAs typically have around 300 residents although the populations of Arun's ranged from 106 to 965 at the 2011 Census.

OAs are sorted by OA reference number, based alphabetically by ward name (i.e. starting with OAs in Aldwick East ward and ending with those in Yapton ward).

The file below refers to the post 2015 ward boundaries (23 wards), hence not all are in alphabetical order.   

Prior to the 2011 Census Arun had 508 Output Areas.  6 of these, the major growth areas in the district between the 2001 and 2011 censuses, are now split into 17 new OAs (shown in the file appendix).  Whilst LSOA boundaries do not necessarily fit within the new wards, Output Areas still fit within LSOA boundaries.

Output Area Profiles include: the ward and Super Output Area (LSOA) name they fit within; a boundary map; selected 2016 mid-year population data (published October 2017); the OAC subgroup; and the Dependency Ratio.

Arun_OA_mini_profiles_2017.pdf [pdf] 12MB



The Arun District had 4,360 postcodes at the time of the 2011 Census (a further 100 or so have been added since the Census).  The 2011 Census provides population data at postcode level.
Arun District Postcodes showing 2011 Census Population and Occupied Households.xlsx [xlsx] 563KB
The northern part of the district lies within the South Downs National Park.  The table below has been generated using postcode level population data

Arun District Population showing those living in the South Downs National Park
Area Total Population Males Females Occupied Households
Arun District 149,515 71,301 78,214 66,705
In South Downs National Park 4,403 2,110 2,293 1,946
Not in South Downs National Park 145,112 69,191 75,921 64,759