Wakefield Overview

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The Big Picture

Wakefield is a metropolitan district located in West Yorkshire, England, with a population of over 340,000 people. The housing market in Wakefield is diverse, with a range of properties available, including modern apartments, terraced houses, and larger family homes. The local community is active and engaged, with a range of community initiatives aimed at improving the lives of residents. Wakefield hosts a number of annual festivals, including the Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb, which celebrates the area’s famous rhubarb, and the Wakefield Literature Festival, which attracts authors and literary enthusiasts from across the country. The city is home to a number of cultural venues, including the Theatre Royal Wakefield, which hosts a range of productions throughout the year, and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which is one of the UK’s leading outdoor art galleries. The local economy is driven by a range of sectors, including healthcare, education, and retail. Notable employers in the area include Wakefield Council, Wakefield Trinity Rugby League Club, and Wakefield College.

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Wakefield Population

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

Wakefield Diversity

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