61,800 of the 131,000 who live in Cambridge are of working age and are in the workforce in some way, shape or form. The average earnings are around 589 British pounds. The workforce is competitive in Cambridge, with many candidates and professionals well qualified and having impressive academic scores and professional experience. The mean average of employees is 42 which means that there will soon be many job openings as the aging workforce begins to transition into retirement or become unable or unqualified to work in Cambridge.

Women make up over 50% of the Academic-related, Assistant and Researcher positions at the University, but still remain underrepresented in the Academic (i.e. professor, etc.) roles. As a whole, the University’s faculty is around 30% female which is an impressive growth rate and movement in the right direction for the university and for the Cambridge workforce as a whole.

In terms of councils and boards, it is evident that because Cambridge centers largely around the university, that many of these opportunities to join boards/councils are related to or through the University. Women are becoming more apparent and present on different boards and councils, largely councils and remain underrepresented in various board and executive roles.

In terms of ethnic variation, there isn’t much in this small town, with over 60% of the population being British and 30% being of other white descent and only 5% being Asian, the remainder being of other various ethnicities. The amount of African American and other ethnicities is increasing as the draw to the school and to work in the city becomes more appealing to those worldwide.

It is also worth noting that over 90% of those employed, especially at the university, is on some sort of permanent basis. Contracts, fixed term or otherwise are less popular or prominent in Cambridge.