The borough of Bromley in Kent lies in the south east of London is a former market town which has been swallowed up by the sprawl of London and is now essentially a suburb of the capital. It is, however, significant as a commercial and retail centre in its own right today.
With two railway stations, the town ensures its residents can commute easily into central London to work and the district is known as being the most affluent of London's boroughs.
The employment rate is slightly higher than the national average and staff members in the roles of professional occupations and senior positions fare well compared to the UK average. Residents with the highest level of education (NVQ 4 equivalent or above) equate to a huge 11% higher than the average in the rest of the country " 87,400 people in total gaining the very top level qualifications. An average weekly wage in Bromley is £670.
Recruitment agencies advertise staff vacancies at many of the 9,000 firms, which provide employment to about 120,000 workers.
The largest sectors in the borough are public administration, including NHS and local authority, health, education, distribution and finance. There is also a mini media and TV industry in the area. Bromley Council employs about 5,000 staff, while The Bank of America provides work to about 800.