Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire, which lies in the West Midlands area of England. Its local council are fully-committed to promoting business and economic growth in the area, and have a clear plan for future regeneration work. A high proportion of its businesses are in the manufacturing sector, and there is significant employment in local government and health services.
The current population estimate is 124,000, although this is expected to rise by 5.8% over the next 15 years. The majority of inhabitants are managerial, supervisory, clerical and skilled manual workers, with an average income per person of £32,000. Not only is the cost of living in Stafford significantly lower than many other cities such as Bristol, Oxford, and Birmingham, but the area also benefits from higher rates of employment and economic activity compared to the West Midlands as a whole.
The majority of local jobs are provided by the public sector, with the Borough Council, County Council, and Police headquarters all based in the town. Its also a key player in the heavy electrical engineering industry, although Bostik (the adhesives manufacturer), Stafford Prison, and the MoD also employ a large number of staff in the area. Many roles within these companies are regularly advertised by national and local recruitment agencies.