Moray has a growing population. In 2011 census shows an increase to 93,000 people resident in Moray.
The area has access to an even wider labour pool. There are 236,000 people within a one hour drive of Elgin.
Jobs in the public sector, including the RAF, account for 34% of the working population and have a major influence on the economic health of the region.
Average wage levels are 13 % below the Scottish average and 16% lower than UK levels.
Moray has developed concentrated activity in particular areas including tourism, food and drink, life sciences and
Moray has 85% of its working age population in employment which is higher than the Scottish average (80%).
Moray has a strong educational base. There are eight secondary schools in Moray which in 2008 produced 1,242 school leavers. Some 89% went on to further / higher education or to gain employment - above the Scottish average of 82%.