In 2012, Ely was voted as having Britain's best quality of life: residents earned over £100 a week more than the national average, and they also lived longer. Just 77 minutes' commute from central London, the town is popular with those who want to retreat to peace and quiet at the weekend. Properties are also larger, having 7 rooms rather than the national average of 5. Happily, house prices and rents are much lower than those in the nearby city of Cambridge, and crime rates are very low- Ely has the lowest in the county.
Ely Job Opportunities
As Cambridgeshire's economy continues to surge above the national average, Ely jobs are happily plentiful. Thanks to the city's proximity to Cambridge's Silicon Fen, teaching jobs at The Kings School. As an attractive city with an impressive cathedral, Ely jobs also include opportunities within the tourism and service sectors.
Ely Employment Trends
According to Cambridgeshire County Council, the overall employment rate in Ely is high, with jobs density increasing. The level of self-employment is also high, and with a large number of small businesses based in Ely, the city is becoming more able to provide opportunities in the immediate locality. As a city of entrepreneurs, Ely has a generous proportion of micro-businesses (who employ 9 people or fewer), and there are plenty of opportunities in the skilled trades too. As a city in a rural location, there is also a high availability of both seasonal and permanent work in the horticultural and agricultural sectors, and employment looks set to keep rising.