Dundee is the fourth-biggest city in Scotland, and while it used to come under the county of Angus, it is now a local government council area in its own right. Around 156,561 people live here although in its heyday, the city's population reached over 180,000 in 1971.
In modern times, the technology and biomedical industries have blossomed, and 10% of the UK's digital-entertainment industry is based here. Both students and workers are drawn to the city's two universities, and both the multi-million pound Waterfront regeneration project and Victoria & Albert Museum are expected to significantly boost tourism, as well as attract new businesses to the area.
Despite a major loss of manufacturing jobs when the shipyards, carpet manufacturing and jute industries died a death in the 1980s, Dundee is now a thriving area for many other industries. The majority of residents work in the health care, financial services, and education sectors, with smaller numbers in employment by pharmaceutical firms, local government, manufacturing, and retail sectors. The average weekly earnings of a full-time member of staff are £482.80.
Recruitment agencies cite the biggest employers in the city as NHS Tayside, the city council, the university, Tesco, BT, Michelin, Aviva, Royal Bank of Scotland, HBOS, and Asda.