Stroud Overview

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The Big Picture

The local authority of Stroud is a predominantly rural area located in the southwest of England, with a population of approximately 118,000. The area boasts a variety of housing options, ranging from traditional stone-built cottages to more modern developments, and the local council has placed an emphasis on sustainability and eco-friendly housing initiatives. Stroud has a thriving community, with a strong focus on the arts, music, and environmental activism. The town hosts the annual Stroud Fringe Festival, which showcases local talent and draws visitors from around the region, and also features a number of community initiatives, such as the Stroud Valleys Project, which works to protect and preserve the local environment. Stroud offers a diverse range of entertainment options, from independent cinemas and theaters to live music venues and comedy clubs. The area’s economy is largely driven by small businesses, including independent shops, cafes, and restaurants, with a focus on sustainable and ethical practices. The council has also supported the growth of tech and creative industries in the area, with initiatives such as the Stroud Net Zero Innovation Hub.

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Stroud Population

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

Stroud Diversity

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