Basildon is the largest economy in Essex and a significant driver of regional and national growth.

Basildon plays an essential role in the Essex economy for many reasons:

  • It's home to over 7,500 businesses with strengths in the digital, creative, ICT and advanced manufacturing sectors.
  • It has two South Essex College campuses, supporting digital and green skills, advanced manufacturing, green skills and construction.
  • Many brands have offices and headquarters in the district, including Ford Motor Co, New Holland Agriculture, Leonardo and Costa.
  • It's to the Advice Store, which provides support and guidance around employability, careers and training. 

The largest industries in Basildon are currently engineering, technical services, consultancy and retail.

The industries set to grow the most over coming years are professional, scientific and technical services.

Facts & Figures

£28,000 average wage
21.9% of residents have a degree or equivalent.

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