Newton Abbot lies within the Teignbridge district of south Devon in England. Its been a market town since the 1300s, and has since developed into a bustling destination for businesses and tourists alike. The town is famous for its racecourse which dates back to 1866, and plays host to a variety of events other than horse-racing like car boot sales, conferences, and antiques fairs.
The estimated population as at 2012 was 25,442 and 14.3% of working-age residents possess higher level qualifications. Just over 9% of the towns inhabitants are self-employed, and 12% of the workforce are employed in managerial and senior staff roles. The average household income is £25,444.
The major employment sectors are wholesale/retail (21.8%), health and social care (12.9%), and manufacturing (14.2).
The area is home to a large number of business parks at locations like Decoy, Wharf Road, Brunel, and Bradley Lane.
It was recently reported that the towns economy is bucking the national trend, with shop vacancy rates and footfall in Newton Abbot being much better than the national average. With this in mind, plus the fact that the town is situated so close to other key employment locations like Exeter and Plymouth, recruitment agencies believe that job-seekers will find Newton Abbot full of possibilities.