Halton Overview

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The Big Picture

Halton is a unitary authority in the northwest of England, consisting of the towns of Runcorn and Widnes. The population is just over 130,000, making it one of the smaller local authorities in the region. In terms of housing, the area has a mix of privately owned and rented properties, as well as social housing provided by Halton Housing Trust. The community is actively engaged in a number of initiatives, including the Halton Festivals and events such as the Runcorn Soapbox Challenge. The authority also provides support for local community groups through its community grants programme. For entertainment, there are a number of venues in the area, including the Brindley Theatre in Runcorn, the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and the Halton Stadium, which is home to rugby league team Widnes Vikings. The local economy is diverse, with employers ranging from manufacturing companies to retailers and service providers. Major employers in the area include chemicals company INEOS, logistics firm DHL and retail chain Iceland.

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Halton Population

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

Halton Diversity

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