Information about Lewes

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Lewes Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Lewes is 99,909 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Lewes is 51,794, and the female population is 48,111. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 88,830, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 4,293. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned No religion (48,136), followed by Christian (42,623), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (20,934), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (15,304). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Lewes area mentioned they are Retired (24,569), while 22,789 adults mentioned they are Employee: Full-time.


Regarding education, 28,978 adults have Level 3 education, while 11,840 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Lewes area are

  • Professional occupations (8783)
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (6557), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (6518)


The average age of people living in Lewes is 46 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (15600), Between 55 to 64 (14240), and Between 45 to 54 (13755). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Lewes has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (18,890) followed by Small employers and own account workers (11,859), and Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (11,745). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Population of Lewes over the years

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Postcodes in Lewes

The postcode district RH, BN are associated with the Lewes, and there are total 10 postcode areas (listed below). The Lewes has a total of 4262 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Lewes

Chailey, Barcombe & Hamsey

Ditchling & Westmeston

East Saltdean & Telscombe Cliffs


Lewes Bridge

Lewes Castle

Lewes Priory

Newhaven North

Newhaven South


Ouse Valley & Ringmer

Peacehaven East

Peacehaven North

Peacehaven West

Plumpton, Streat, East Chiltington & St John

Seaford Central

Seaford East

Seaford North

Seaford South

Seaford West


UTLA22East Sussex
RegionSouth East