Research and analysis

England's seaside towns: benchmarking study

This report provides an information base on England’s largest seaside towns.



The report presents a range of statistical evidence on the socio-economic conditions in seaside towns and identifies, on a range of up-to-date indicators, the extent to which England’s seaside towns differ from the regions of which they form part and from the national average.

The figures are also intended to help identify the towns with the most significant social and economic problems. The report covers the 37 largest seaside towns in England, each with a population of at least 10,000.

The report is a direct counterpart to a benchmarking study of England’s smaller seaside towns, published in 2011.