Stanford-le-Hope is a town which lies to the east of London, some seven miles outside of the M25, and close to the Thames estuary. Located in the unitary authority of Thurrock, and within the county of Essex, Stanford-le-Hope had a population of 6,630 as of 2001. A claim to fame of the town is that it was once home to Joseph Conrad - writer of the novel Heart of Darkness.
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In comparative terms, the largest sector for employment in Thurrock in 2011 was Transport and Storage - which employed 9.9% (7,686) of workers in the area. This was 5% greater than the average for England and Wales that year. Retail was also strong at 20% (15,458), which was 4.1% larger than the England and Wales average.
Although Stanford-le-Hope itself is a smaller settlement, a number of major employers are located close by - including DP World's London Gateway seaport (which is located on the site of the former Shell Haven port / oil refinery). Although the London Gateway is a world-leader in terms of automation, it employs many people, and is a hotbed for recruiting activities.
Another major employer in the Stanford-le-Hope area is the intu Lakeside Shopping Centre, which is home to major brands including Clas Ohlson, Marks & Spencer, B&Q, and Toys R Us. The centre is responsible for much of the popularity of the Retail Industry in the area.