Pier Lifts and Revised Recycling and Waste Collections

Please be aware that both of the lifts at Pier Hill which operate between the High Street and the seafront, are temporarily out of action. Engineers are on their way.

There will be a revised recycling and waste collection service over the Bank Holiday period. Find out more....

Community and Living

Key information and intelligence about Southend residents and communities including population estimates and forecasts, census information, and the Index of Multiple Deprivation

  • The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates the total population for Southend on Sea as at mid-2013 is 175,800. Southend's population is projected to grow to 185,000 by 2020. (Source: ONS - 2013 Mid-Year Estimates).
  • The proportion of the population aged 65 and over is 18.7% (32,816). Belfairs ward has the highest proportion of residents aged 65 and over within the borough with 28.6%.
  • This compares to 9.4% for Westborough which has the lowest proportion aged 65 and over in Southend. (Source: ONS - 2013 Mid-Year Estimates).
  • By 2020 the projected proportion of the population aged 65 and over will be 19.7%, this equates to 37,000 people (Source: ONS 2012 - Subnational Population Projections).
  • The number of births in Southend between 2008-12 increased 2.9% on the figures for the period 2006-10. (Source: ONS).
  • 29.9% of Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in Southend are classified as falling within the 30% most deprived areas in the country, using ONS population figures this equates to just over 56,000 residents. Southend also has 8.4% of LSOA's (just over 16,200 residents) that fall within the 10% most deprived in the country. (Source: Communities and Local Government - 2010 Indices Multiple Deprivation).
  • Westborough is the most densely populated ward in Southend with an estimated 119 people per hectare. This compares to an estimated 42 people per hectare  for Southend as a whole. (Source: ONS - 2013 Mid-Year Estimates).
  • The top five non-English languages spoken in Southend are: Polish, Chinese, Bengali, Shona and Czech.(Source: ONS 2011 Census).  
  • According to the 2011 Census 87% of residents in Southend classify themselves as white-British. This compares to 79.8% for the whole of England.(Source: ONS - 2011 Census).

Page last updated: 03/11/2014