Bucks like Downton Abbey for do­mes­tics

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

YOU are far more likely to find a company hir­ing out do­mes­tic ser­vants in Buck­ing­hamshire than in the av­er­age UK county.

There are 13 busi­nesses deal­ing in do­mes­tic staff in Bucks, work­ing out at 2.52 per 100,000 peo­ple, a fig­ure that is 75 per cent greater than the UK av­er­age of 1.4 per 100,000 res­i­dents.

Types of do­mes­tic per­son­nel in­clude cooks, wait­ers, maids, sta­ble boys, gar­den­ers, chauf­feurs and but­lers.

South Bucks seems to be the ideal place for those as­pir­ing to cre­ate a mod­ern Downton Abbey style house­hold with 5.9 of th­ese com­pa­nies per 100,000 peo­ple.

This makes you more likely to find some­where to hire a ser­vant there than in the av­er­age UK town.

Well-off London bor­oughs West­min­ster, Ham­mer­smith and Ful­ham and Har­row were, per­haps un­sur­pris­ingly, all in the 10 ar­eas of the coun­try where it was most likely that you could find some­where to hire house­hold staff.

Across the UK as a whole there were 903 com­pa­nies that listed the hir­ing of do­mes­tic per­son­nel as one of their pri­mary ac­tiv­i­ties.

West­min­ster had the high­est num­ber of busi­nesses deal­ing in do­mes­tic staff with 12.3 per 100,000 res­i­dents or 28 busi­nesses.

Th­ese fig­ures were taken from data re­leased by Com­pa­nies House, which aims to pro­vide a snap­shot of the UK’s busi­nesses.

Novem­ber is only the sec­ond month in which th­ese fig­ures have been made avail­able to the pub­lic and as such they pro­vide an in­sight into the UK’s business deal­ings.

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