About Southend

Local Workforce

Southend-on-Sea is home to a large, diverse and willing workforce, ready to help your business reach its full potential.

  • Population of 182,500, with 93,500 economically active.
  • 34,000 highly skilled workers (NVQ4+).
  • Average weekly pay: £413pw compared to £727pw in London.
  • Further 4.9million economically active people live in London & 3.2million economically active people live in the Eastern region.
  • Large local customer base boosted by 7 million visitors per year.