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
  • Prestigious names including Jaguar Land Rover, Moog, Carillion
  • £3.7 billion investment either planned or on site
  • Named a top ten UK growing economy
  • 4th best city in the UK for business start-ups
  • 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 (2015) Total: 8,190
Retail 1,170
Professional, scientific & technical 820
Construction 750
Manufacturing 690
Business administration & support services 635
Health 625
Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services 550
Accommodation & food services 530
Wholesale 460
Transport & storage 410
Information & communication 370
Motor trades 310
Property 275
Financial & insurance 200
Education 190
Public administration & defence 135
Mining, quarrying & utilities 55
Agriculture, forestry & fishing 15

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