The city of Westminster is situated in central London on the bank of the River Thames. It lies south-west of Charing Cross and The City, and is home to a number of famous landmarks and tourist attractions including Buckingham Palace, as well as Westminster Abbey, Palace, and Cathedral.
There is a substantial residential population in the city, which is currently estimated to be 240,000. Westminster's often chosen as a base for both small businesses and large, multi-national corporations. Key employment sectors include science, accommodation and food services, retail, public administration and defence, business services and financial intermediation, the media, property, and professional services.
The city has the largest proportion of employees than any other London borough. A 2011 study by the local government reports that they expect considerable employment growth over the next twenty years, at rates above both London and national averages. The annual average salary for a full-time member of staff is £57,737 and the unemployment rate stands at 2.9%
Recruitment agencies and national newspapers often list job vacancies for tome of the biggest employers in the area. These include DEFRA, Debenhams, John Lewis, the Ministry of Defence, Price Waterhouse Coopers, the Department for Education, H. M. Treasury, Selfridges, BP International Ltd., and the Home Office.