Winchester is the county town of Hampshire and the location of Europe's longest Gothic style cathedral. Locally, there are a number of recruitment agencies which residents can consult when seeking employment in the area.
More than half of Winchester's economically active population - 55 per cent - are employed in high ranking positions. These include managers, directors and senior officials, as well as those in professional occupations, and associate professional and technical staff.
The second largest group - 23.2 per cent - are those who work in either the administrative and secretarial sectors, or those who hold skilled trades occupations.
Around 12.5 per cent of the economically active work in caring, leisure and other service occupations along with retail and customer service employees. Just 8.5 per cent work as process plant and machine operatives or in elementary occupations.
The average gross weekly pay in the area is £576.30.
Around 93.1 per cent of the population has achieved qualifications of at least NVQ Level One while 63.2 per cent have achieved level three and above. A total of 43.9 per cent are educated to NVQ Level Four and above.
The number of people economically inactive stands at 14,300, 38 per cent of whom are currently students.