Place:Arun District, West Sussex, England

NameArun District
TypeDistrict municipality
Coordinates50.80825°N 0.5385°W
Located inWest Sussex, England     (1974 - )
See alsoArundel, Sussex, Englandmunicipal borough from which it was formed in 1974
Bognor Regis, Sussex, Englandurban district from which it was formed in 1974
Littlehampton, Sussex, Englandurban district from which it was formed in 1974
Chichester Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district from which it was formed in 1974
Worthing Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district from which it was formed in 1974
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The Arun District is a local government district in West Sussex, England. It contains the towns of Arundel, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, and takes its name from the River Arun, which runs through the centre of the district.

Arun was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, merging the Urban Districts of Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, the municipal borough of Arundel and parts of Chichester Rural District and Worthing Rural District.

Arun District occupies the central southern area of West Sussex, and is bordered by Chichester District to the west, Horsham District to the north and Worthing borough or district and Adur District to the east. The district is bisected by the River Arun, and is divided between a broad rural area in the north of the district that contains Arundel and a host of small villages, part of which sits within the South Downs National Park, and an urban coastal strip that includes Bognor Regis and Littlehampton and a number of small parishes.


The district contains a large tourism sector, attracting visitors to the South Downs in the north, and the beaches of Bognor Regis and Littlehampton in the south. Following the 2001 census the Office for National Statistics estimated that nearly 11% of the population of Arun is employed in the tourism sector, compared to 8% nationally, whilst 28% of people work in the distribution, hotels and restaurants sector, compared to just 23% nationally. Arun also has a higher number of public sector workers than either the regional or national average, and a significantly smaller finance and IT sector than the rest of the South East and wider United Kingdom.

List of Parishes

Parish Population (2011) Area in hectares Pop'n Density/hectare Former Local Administration
Aldingbourne no data Chichester Rural District
Aldwick 9,685 383 29.50 Bognor Regis Urban District
Angmering 7,614 1782 4.30 Worthing Rural District
Arundel 3,475 1214 2.90 Arundel Municipal Borough
Barnham 5,210 1997 4.30 Chichester Rural District
Bersted 8,496 713 11.90 Chichester Rural District
Bognor Regis 24,064 441 54.60 Bognor Regis Urban District
Burpham 145 1238 0.10 Worthing Rural District
Clapham 275 515 0.50 Worthing Rural District
Climping 771 635 1.20 Chichester Rural District
East Preston 5,938 200 29.70 Worthing Rural District
Eastergate 3,417 370 9.20 Chichester Rural District
Felpham 9,746 387 25.20 Bognor Regis Urban District
Ferring 4,480 382 11.70 Worthing Rural District
Findon 2,023 1614 1.30 Worthing Rural District
Ford 1,690 408 4.14 Chichester Rural District
Houghton with South Stoke 153 1259 0.10 Worthing Rural District
Kingston 625 172 3.60 Worthing Rural District
Littlehampton 27,795 1007 27.60 Littlehampton Urban District
Lyminster 369 581 0.60 Worthing Rural District
Madehurst 120 766 0.20 Worthing Rural District
Middleton on Sea 5,077 354 14.30 Chichester Rural District
Pagham 5,941 988 6.00 Chichester Rural District
Patching 259 846 0.30 Worthing Rural District
Poling 174 320 0.50 Worthing Rural District
Rustington 13,883 372 37.30 Worthing Rural District
Slindon 595 1286 0.50 Chichester Rural District
South Bersted no data Bognor Regis Urban District
Walberton 2,174 1044 2.10 Chichester Rural District
Warningcamp 156 376 0.40 Worthing Rural District
Yapton 3,571 791 4.50 Chichester Rural District
Arun District, Totals 147,921 22071 6.80