Hendon is a suburb of north-west London, and forms part of the Borough of Barnet. Historically, it came under the County of Middlesex, but became part of Greater London in 1965. The area is largely residential, and also includes many parks and green spaces, including a golf course. The town is primarily known for its large shopping centre " Brent Cross " which includes brands like Hugo Boss, Topshop, and Oasis.
The current population is estimated to be 26, 483 and 39.16% are educated to degree level. Almost 20% of residents are retired, 7.5% are students, and just 3.4% of the workforce are unemployed. The area is well served by the Tube system, enabling locals to venture further out into the capital to seek employment.
28% of residents work in the public sector, and 24% of staff are employed by banking, finance and insurance companies. Major employers in the area include local authorities, McDonalds headquarters, Toyota Tsusho Automobile, Pentland, Ultrachem Ltd, Morris Angel and Sons Ltd, Brent Cross Shopping Centre, and Berg Kaprow Lewis. The average annual wage is £24,124.
Due to job cuts in the public sector over recent years, recruitment agencies expect that some services in Hendon may move over to the private sector instead. This would mean a rise in the demand for people who are skilled in the cross-over from public to private sector services.