🇬🇧 Worthing is a seaside town and district with borough status in West Sussex, England. It is situated at the foot of the South Downs. The borough is the second largest component of the Brighton and Hove built-up area. The northern parts of the borough, including the Worthing Downland Estate, have formed part of the South Downs National Park. In April 2019, the Art Deco Worthing Pier was named the best in Britain.
Lying within the borough, the Iron Age hill fort of Cissbury Ring is one of Britain's largest. Worthing was a small mackerel fishing hamlet for many centuries until, in the late 18th century, it developed into an elegant Georgian seaside resort and attracted the well-known and wealthy of the day. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the area was one of Britain's chief market gardening centres. Modern Worthing has three theatres and one of Britain's oldest cinemas, the Dome cinema.
**Economy ** Worthing's economy is dominated by the service industry, particularly financial services. Major employers include HM Revenue & Customs, MGM Advantage and Southern Water. As of 2009, there were approximately 43,000 jobs in the borough.
In 2008, Worthing was in the top 10 urban areas in England for jobs in each of three key sectors, thought to have a significant impact on economic performance: creative, high-tech industries and knowledge-intensive business services. The 2012 UK Town and City Index from Santander UK ranked Worthing as the second highest town or city in the UK for connectivity and ranked fifth in the UK overall out of 74 towns and cities.
Worthing has a population of over 410,000 people. Worthing also forms part of the wider Brighton-Worthing-Littlehampton metropolitan area which has a population of over 769,000 people.
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