Labour and Employment
- low 2.5% unemployment rate (national rate 5.5%)
- 63% of workers are full time, 37% part time
- net gain of commuters travelling into the area
Earnings and House Prices
- Low median workplace earnings (£375 gross weekly, full time)
- Higher salary levels for residents (£600 gross weekly, full time). This reflects the level of commuting to surrounding cities
- House prices higher than the England average. Affordable housing options (rent and shared ownership) available.