🏴 Southend-on-Sea, commonly referred to simply as Southend, is a large coastal town and unitary authority area with borough status in south-eastern Essex, England. It lies on the north side of the Thames Estuary. It is home to the longest leisure pier in the world, Southend Pier.
Economy Maitland House in Southend-on-Sea is home to Ventrica, a customer service outsourcing company.
Southend has industrial parks located at Progress Road, Comet and Aviation Ways in Eastwood and Stock Road in Sutton. Firms located in Southend include Olympus Keymed, Hi-Tec Sports and MK Electric. Southend is a centre for credit card management with Royal Bank of Scotland card services (branded NatWest) operating in the town.
A fifth of the working population commutes to London daily. Wages for jobs based in Southend were the second lowest among UK cities in 2015. It also has the fourth highest proportion of people aged over 65. This creates considerable pressures on the housing market. It is the 11th most expensive place to live in Britain.
Southend-on-Sea has a population of over 314,328 people. Southend-on-Sea is the #119 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 4.2386 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores. It is estimated there are around 7,950 businesses in Southend-on-Sea