High Peak Overview

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The Big Picture

The local authority of High Peak is a predominantly rural area located in the northern part of Derbyshire, with a population of around 92,000 people. Housing in the area includes a mix of traditional stone-built cottages and modern housing developments, with many properties featuring stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The community in High Peak is active and engaged, with events such as the annual Buxton Festival drawing large crowds each year. Additionally, the area boasts several community initiatives, such as the New Mills Arts Trail and the Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men. For entertainment, High Peak is home to the Buxton Opera House, a beautiful Victorian theatre which hosts a range of shows and events throughout the year. The local economy is supported by a mix of industries, including tourism, agriculture, and manufacturing, with local employers including the Nestle Waters factory in Buxton and the Royal Mail sorting office in Whaley Bridge.

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High Peak Population

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

High Peak Diversity

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