Northwich in Cheshire is a town close to the larger settlements of Chester and Warrington in north west England.
It was once known for its salt pans, however the mines in this industry died due to subsidence of the land. In 2004, a £28 million scheme got under way to invigorate Northwich's mines, which in turn has revitalised the town with a programme called the Vision of Northwich, which aims to rebuild tired architecture and bring new shopping and leisure opportunities to the region.
Employment in the town stands at about 1% above the national average and skills levels are roughly on a par with the rest of the UK. The average weekly wage is £523, a considerable amount above the country's median.
Job seekers in the town have the potential to search for roles advertised through recruitment agencies which are based in more prominent economic areas, thanks to its geography. Commuters are within easy reach of cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Chester, Warrington and Stoke-on-Trent, which may go towards explaining the region's wealth.
A large number of staff members are employed at Chester Business Park, where many firms are based, and Cheshire as a whole provides a great deal of opportunities for Northwich, most notably within the financial industry.