The affluent town of Windsor is located in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. It is most commonly known for being the home of Windsor Castle, which is one of the British Royal Family's many official residences.
Windsor boasts many of the tourist facilities usually featured in larger towns, including two railway stations, a large theatre and a range of hotels. The town is also home to Legoland Windsor and, in the summer, the Royal Windsor Wheel. Such is the popularity of the town as a tourist destination, around 10% of its workforce are employed in tourism jobs.
As would be expected, Windsor is well-served with shops. The area around the castle is littered with gift shops small and large, while stylish shops and restaurants are found in Windsor Royal Station. The town's main shopping street, Peascod Street, features the independent department store, W J Daniel & Co, in addition to a range of national chain stores. King Edward Court, which is a pedestrianised shopping centre, also contributes to the high number of sales and customer service employment opportunities advertised by recruitment agencies dealing with vacancies in the town.
In keeping with the prestige of the area, Windsor's workforce have some of the highest education levels in the nation, with almost 50% having attained a qualification at NVQ Level 4 or higher. In 2012, the average weekly income for full-time staff was £618 " considerably higher than the national average of £507 " and the unemployment rate was a mere 4.3%.
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