City of Wolverhampton - in profile

Wolverhampton InfographicMove your business to the City of Wolverhampton – an area of unprecedented investment in industry and innovation, and enjoy the distinct competitive advantages of this key location.

  • Centrally located at the hub of the UK transport network
  • £3.7 billion investment either planned or on site
  • In top ten of fastest growing UK cities
  • 4th best city in the UK for business start-ups
  • Number one city in Europe for job creation in manufacturing
  • Named one of the top UK cities to raise a family
  • named the leading retail hotspot for investors outside London
  • A population of 254,000
  • A market of 1.73 million within a 30 minute drive
  • 30 million retail visitors a year
  • Travel to work labour-force of 882,000 skilled and motivated people
  • Access to 50,000 graduates from the 2nd most employable university in the UK
  • 23,000 students, 96% going onto employment or further study
  • 24% of working age residents hold degree-level qualifications
  • 30% of people in Managerial, Professional and Technical positions
  • £270 million invested in the city's schools
  • 79% of schools rated 'good' or 'outstanding'
  • A business support package that's second to none
  • Tailored recruitment service to help you find the right people
  • Business friendly planning system
  • Strong links between education and business
  • World leading research centres and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Businesses by sector

Wolverhampton industries (2016) Total: 8,385
Retail 1,180
Professional, scientific & technical 875
Construction 820
Manufacturing 670
Business administration & support services 670
Health 645
Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services 520
Accommodation & food services 520
Transport & storage 505
Wholesale 445
Information & communication 410
Motor trades 330
Property 280
Financial & insurance 205
Education 200
Mining, quarrying & utilities 60
Public administration & defence 35
Agriculture, forestry & fishing 15

WV Insight

WVInsight contains all of Wolverhampton’s vital statistics, it is the one-stop-shop for data, statistics and reports all about Wolverhampton. Through data, reports and analysis, WVInsight provides a comprehensive picture of the city and is a great source for useful facts and figures.

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