Manchester Overview

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The Big Picture

Manchester is a metropolitan borough and the city center is the largest urban area in the region. It is the third-most populous district in Greater Manchester, with a population of approximately 550,000 people. Housing in Manchester varies greatly, from high-end apartments in the city center to terraced houses in the surrounding suburbs. The city has a thriving and diverse community, with various festivals and community initiatives throughout the year such as the Manchester International Festival, Pride, and the Manchester Food and Drink Festival. Manchester also has a strong arts and culture scene, with venues like the Manchester Arena, The Palace Theatre, and the Royal Exchange Theatre. The economy in Manchester is diverse, with major employers in healthcare, education, and technology, as well as the retail and service sectors. Some notable companies in Manchester include the Co-operative Group, Siemens, and the BBC.

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Manchester Population

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

Manchester Diversity

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