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keyfact Horsham District

58% of Horsham residents are in managerial positions, or professional or technical occupations, compared with 46% for West Sussex as a whole.

Horsham District Workforce

Horsham District offers a highly skilled workforce.

The ability to recruit skilled staff is key to any business and the Horsham District demographics offer a wide ranging and highly skilled work force capable of servicing the most demanding of businesses.

The District has an excellent educational infrastructure underpinning a highly skilled workforce. The Horsham District not only benefits from outstanding state schools and colleges, with high levels of educational attainment, it’s also home to many independent schools. Four Universities are also located within half an hour’s drive of the District.

As a result more Horsham residents have high qualification levels and fewer have low qualifications or none at all than residents across West Sussex and the South East. The District has an entrepreneurial culture with nearly 20% of the resident workforce running their own business.

If you are interested in finding jobs or recruiting in Horsham District, check out For jobs in the wider Gatwick Diamond area please visit the Gatwick Diamond's dedicated website:

Population Data

The total population of Horsham District is 132,900, with 80,100 (60.3%) aged 16 to 64. 70,000 are economically active. Unemployment is amongst the lowest in the country, with under 1% of the working age population claiming Job Seekers' Allowance.

The population of the District is set to grow over the next few years with new housing developments planned.

Additional labour can be found with the 27,000 (40%) of Horsham residents who travel outside of the District to work, who in many cases would rather work closer to home and achieve a better work life balance.

The workplace earnings in the District are significantly lower than other parts of the South East.

All figures are up to date as of 2nd December 2014. The most recent figures are available via, an excellent website for comprehensive data on the district and across the country. Just type in Horsham under Local authority search to draw on specific district data. The profile brings together data from several sources. Quick links are given below.

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