Employment & Skills

Cherwell provides a skilled, dynamic workforce that is highly productive and cost-effective. Key skillsets in science and engineering are complemented by a broad ranging and diverse labour market, significantly reducing hard-to-fill vacancies. Cherwell has high levels of employment and economic activity, but pay rates are just below UK national averages, making the cost of labour in the area one of the most affordable in the south east.

Further Information

Information to assist your business planning can be found from one of these three sites:


NOMIS is the UK Government’s official labour market statistics website. Click this link to go straight to their summary data on Cherwell District.

Oxfordshire Economic Observatory

Oxfordshire Economic Observatory is run from Oxford Brookes University on behalf of the Oxfordshire Economic Partnership. Gathering publicly available data and undertaking their own bespoke analysis, a great deal of detailed economic information can be found on their website.

Oxfordshire Data Observatory

Oxfordshire Data Observatory is the information and intelligence gathering department of Oxfordshire County Council. They are an excellent source of detail on both local economic issues, and social trends within the county.

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