Southend Urban Area


Southend Urban Area

The Southend Urban Area is the informal name for the urban area surrounding Southend-on-Sea in Essex, England. The ONS defines the Southend Urban Area as having a population of 269,400, making it the largest urban area within the East of England [ [http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/consumption/groups/public/documents/general_resources/ncc040560.pdf Norwich County Council report on 2001 Census, pg 7] ] ; and also meaning that its population has grown nearly 1% from the 1991 figure of 266,749 [ [http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census2001/1991_ua_top50.asp Top 50 Urban Areas, 1991 Census] ] .

It includes the following places: [ [http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census2001/southend_urban_area.asp Southend Urban Area, 1991 Census] ]

*Southend-on-Sea
*Benfleet
*Hockley
*Rayleigh
*Rochford

Southend-on-Seawhich itself has a population of 160,257, although during the summer months numbers in the town are swelled significantly by tourists - the figures for 2004, for instance, show that 6.43 million visitors made their way to the Southend-on-sea area over the course of that year [ [http://www.southend.gov.uk/news/default.asp?id=1891 "Sun is Shining for Southend's tourism"] ] .

The postcode for Southend Urban Area is SS.

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