Rochford Overview

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The Big Picture

Rochford is a local authority in the county of Essex, in the East of England region. The population of Rochford is around 84,000 people, and the local authority is mainly rural in nature with a few urban areas. Housing in the area is predominantly made up of detached and semi-detached houses, with a few apartments available in the urban areas. The community in Rochford is vibrant and active, with various festivals and events taking place throughout the year, including the Rayleigh Arts Festival and the Rochford District Council Big Day Out. The area is also home to several community initiatives, including the Rochford Community Lottery and the Rayleigh Action Group. When it comes to local entertainment, there are various venues in Rochford, including the Mill Arts and Events Centre and the Rayleigh Windmill. The local economy in Rochford is driven by a variety of employers, including the Rayleigh-based engineering firm Meggitt PLC, and the Southend Airport, which is located within the borough.

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Rochford Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Rochford’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Rochford Diversity

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