Leicester Overview

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The Big Picture

Leicester is a unitary authority located in the East Midlands region of England. With a population of around 355,000, it is the largest city in the East Midlands and the tenth-largest in the UK. The city has a diverse range of housing, including both modern apartment complexes and historic terraced houses. Leicester is known for its vibrant community, with a range of cultural festivals throughout the year, such as the Diwali celebrations and the Caribbean Carnival. The city has a number of entertainment venues, including the De Montfort Hall, which hosts a range of concerts and events, as well as the Curve Theatre and Phoenix Cinema. Leicester’s economy is diverse, with major employers including Leicester City Council, Leicester University, and the Leicester Royal Infirmary. The city is also home to a thriving retail sector, with the Highcross Shopping Centre being a major attraction for visitors and locals alike.

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Leicester Population

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

Leicester Diversity

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