Blackpool Overview

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The Big Picture

Blackpool is a unitary authority and a coastal town situated in the North West of England. According to the latest census data, the population of Blackpool is approximately 139,000 people. The area offers a diverse range of housing options, including traditional terraced houses, semi-detached houses, and purpose-built flats. Blackpool has a strong sense of community, with numerous initiatives to encourage residents to get involved in local events, such as the annual Blackpool Illuminations festival, which draws in visitors from all over the country. There are also many local community groups that organise regular events and activities for residents to enjoy. The town is known for its entertainment offerings, including the famous Blackpool Tower, which features a range of attractions, including a circus and a ballroom. The local economy is largely driven by tourism, with many hotels, restaurants, and attractions employing local residents. Additionally, the area has a strong healthcare sector, with Blackpool Victoria Hospital serving the local community.

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Blackpool Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Blackpool’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Blackpool Diversity

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