Famed for being the most expensive property on a British Monopoly board, Mayfair's image is one of exclusivity and prestige. The area is one of the most expensive parts of London and indeed the rest of the world, with an average house price of nearly £3million. Having once been a residential area home to some of the great names in modern English history, Mayfair is slowly becoming a commercial hub.
Mayfair is part of the City of Westminster. Westminster has a population of around 220,000, 162,000 of which are aged 16-64. 132,000 of these are in employment, with around 26,200 self-employed. Many staff will commute in from outside Westminster, often from the south side of the River Thames.
71% of Westminster's population falls into the Standard Occupational Classification categories 1, 2 and 3, and nearly 60% hold qualifications of NVQ4 or higher. Wages are somewhat higher than the rest of London and considerably higher than the rest of Great Britain. Full-time workers earn a median wage of £802.70 per week.
Mayfair is home to a wide variety of recruitment agencies and employment consultants. It is a thriving commercial hub and is well-connected to London and the rest of the UK.