Newmarket in Suffolk has a population of around 15,000 people and is regarded as the birthplace of thoroughbred horse racing.
The town's equine population is more than 3,000 and a great deal of employment in the area is centred on the care of these race horses.
Around 33 per cent of Newmarket's economically active population is employed in this field. There are more than 60 stud farms in the area, more than 50 training stables and two major racecourses.
Employment is also provided by one of the world's most highly regarded horse training courses and two of the world's best known centres for equine health.
Other jobs also have indirect links to the racing industry such as those provided by the National Horse Racing Museum, horse racing auctioneers Tattersalls and the "Home of Horse Racing" project.
Newmarket is part of the Forest Heath area. More than 13,000 of the area's economically active population holds a managerial or professional position. Around 11,700 are employed in skilled professions or work in the administrative and secretarial fields. More than 5000 work in the caring and leisure industries or sales and customer service. Around 4,800 people work as process plant and machine operatives, or in elementary occupations. Local recruitment agencies can supply details of local vacancies.