The London Borough of Richmond - or "Richmond on Thames" - is located in the County of Surrey, and is dissected by the world famous river as it flows seaward towards Chelsea, Westminster and Greenwich.
The area which includes not only Richmond itself but other towns such as Twickenham, Teddington, Barnes and Kew with its famous gardens, is served by a number of recruitment agencies which aim to place local people in suitable employment.
Good public transport links in the form of both mainline and London Underground trains as well as buses mean a large number of local people work in central London.
A large proportion of Richmond's workforce - almost 69 per cent - is made up of managers, directors, senior officials and others in professional occupations.
The second biggest group - almost 14 per cent - are those in administrative, secretarial and skilled trades occupations while a total of 11.5 per cent work in the caring, leisure, retail and service sectors.
Just 5.7 per cent work as process plant and machinery operatives or in elementary occupations.
In Richmond 21 per cent of the workforce is economically inactive. Reasons for this include illness, looking after family and being retired.
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