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 and 3.2million economically active people live in the Eastern region
  • large local customer base boosted by 7 million visitors per year