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Are you looking for a new job or career and want to work in the county of Kent? It’s a great place to work. Kent is steeped in history and heritage and is also rightly renowned throughout the world as the Garden of England. Kent is situated in England’s south east corner, just 35 minutes from central London on Southeastern’s new high speed rail link.
Employment in Kent
Employment statistics for the residents in Kent, including Medway, were as follows:
41.1% in full-time employment, 12.4% in part-time employment, 9.1% self-employed, 2.9% unemployed, 2.3% students with jobs, 3.7% students without jobs, 12.3% retired, 7.3% looking after home or family, 4.3% permanently sick or disabled, and 2.7% economically inactive for other reasons. Of residents aged 16 to 74, 16% had a higher education qualification or the equivalent, compared to 20% nationwide.
The average hours worked per week by residents of Kent were 43.1 for males and 30.9 for females. Their industry of employment was 17.3% retail, 12.4% manufacturing, 11.8% real estate, 10.3% health and social work, 8.9% construction, 8.2% transport and communications, 7.9% education, 6.0% public administration and defence, 5.6% finance, 4.8% other community and personal service activities, 4.1% hotels and restaurants, 1.6% agriculture, 0.8% energy and water supply, 0.2% mining, and 0.1% private households. This is higher than the whole of England for construction and transport/communications, and lower for manufacturing.
Kent is sometimes known as the “Garden of England” for its abundance of orchards and hop gardens. Distinctive hop-drying buildings called oasts are common in the countryside, although many have been converted into dwellings. Nearer to London, market gardens also flourish. However, there are other jobs available in Kent.
However, in recent years, there has been a significant drop in agriculture, and industry and services are increasing their utilization of the area.