Bishop Stortford is located in East Hertfordshire beside the M11 motorway and is the closest large town to Stansted Airport.
Its population of 38,000 is served by a number of local recruitment agencies.
Frequent rail services make it a popular commuter town for London. Many people travel to their places of employment on the Stansted Express service to Liverpool Street which also stops at Tottenham Hale for access to London Underground's Victoria Line. Other commuters choose to make the 12 mile drive to Epping at the eastern end of the underground's Central Line which provides one train access to jobs in both the city and West End.
Within the Bishop Stortford area, leisure, hospitality and travel are major employment sectors because of the town's proximity to Stansted Airport, London's third busiest after Gatwick and Heathrow.
The average gross weekly pay in Bishop Stortford is £630.10.
At present 89.4 per cent of the population is educated to NVQ Level One or above. A total of 60 per cent is educated to NVQ Level Three or above, while 38.8 per cent is educated to NVQ Level Four or above.