Southend-on-Sea Overview

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The Big Picture

Southend-on-Sea is a unitary authority located in the southeast of England, bordering Essex and the Thames Estuary. According to the latest census, the population of Southend-on-Sea is around 182,000 people. The area offers a diverse range of housing options, including traditional terraced houses, modern apartments, and spacious detached homes. The local community is highly active and engaged, with events such as the Southend Festival of the Air and the Southend Illuminations attracting visitors from far and wide. The area is home to a range of venues offering quality entertainment, such as the Cliffs Pavilion and the Palace Theatre. Southend-on-Sea’s economy is largely driven by the service industry, with a strong focus on tourism, retail, and hospitality. The town is also home to several notable employers, including Southend University Hospital and the University of Essex Southend Campus.

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Southend-on-Sea Population

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

Southend-on-Sea Diversity

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