Kingston has a thriving economy and a retail sector which is ranked among the best in the country.
Professional, scientific and technical services is the sector with the highest number of companies (19.80%), followed by post and telecommunications at 12.46% and the retail industry with 10.95%.
A slightly higher proportion of Kingston residents in work are in managerial or professional occupations compared to the proportion in London. Similarly, Kingston residents are less likely than the London or England average to be doing manual jobs (excluding skilled trades).
Around 27% of people are employed in the professional sectors, followed by 15% in associate professional and technical occupations and 14% as managers, directors and senior officials