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Haringey, London Employment Information

Haringey Overview The cost of living in Haringey compares favourably with that of the more central London boroughs. As ...

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Haringey Overview

The cost of living in Haringey compares favourably with that of the more central London boroughs. As of 2014, the average monthly rental for a two bedroom flat in the borough was £1,513, and the rental for a four bedroom house stands at around £2,499. This compares well to the £1,875 for a two bedroom flat and £2,823 for a four bedroom house in nearby Hackney. As it stands, Haringey offers better value than many London boroughs when it comes to accommodation costs, although well-heeled areas such as Highgate, Muswell Hill and Crouch End are naturally more expensive. The borough is one of contrasts, with the eastern part poorer than the west.

Haringey Job Opportunities

The London Borough of Haringey contains famous landmarks such as Alexandra Palace and Tottenham Hotspur Football club, both of which employ a number of people locally. Thanks to good connections to central London, Cambridge, Peterborough, and Stansted, the area is in a "growth corridor", leading to further Haringey jobs and opportunities in the local area. The large shopping centre at Wood Green is a further source of employment opportunity in the borough creating retail jobs, while Jacksons Lane multi-arts centre attracts creative types from across the capital and beyond. Wood Green is also home to the Borough Council, meaning that administration jobs in the public sector are to be found in this area. With 63 primary and 10 secondary schools, Haringey jobs in schools and education are plentiful.

Haringey Employment Trends

Over 94% of Haringey jobs are within small businesses which employ 24 people or fewer, meaning this borough is suffused with an entrepreneurial spirit. Just under 20% of people employed in the borough work in the retail sector, with health and social work, property services, education, manufacturing, and public administration following behind. Many people who live in Haringey commute into central London for work opportunities, although the area is experiencing rapid growth, with Haringey jobs increasing locally.

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