We are a city renowned for thinking, making and inventing. Whether it is digital innovation, or excellence in engineering, our city is responding positively to rapid changes in the global economy. Average salaries are up. Rents are up. Our economy has expanded by over 3% in the last 12 months alone.
With growth comes opportunities. Opportunities to invest. Opportunities to attract new businesses. Central to our success is our commitment to collaboration. Collaboration between local government, investors and developers. Our focus is on working together to create a city that benefits all.
1.4 million people work in our “travel to work” area. 900,000 are aged between 16 to 64 years old and 38% of them have a degree or higher, which is the 4th highest amongst the core cities.
30% of the Sheffield workforce is under 30 years old. The number of graduates has increased by 16%, the highest increase among the core cities.
There are over 60,000 students based at our two world class Universities. We have the 5th highest student population and the 3rd highest number of graduates among the core cities.
because of the rich pool of talented prospective employees. Our decision to base ourselves here is really paying off.” ~ Rob Sargent, Head of Service Centre
Sheffield is the only major city in the UK with a National Park within its boundary. Our city's topography is distinctive, with rolling hills, rivers, deep valleys, reservoirs and world-famous gritstone rock, all minutes away from the City Centre.
As the 4th biggest city in England with a making heritage dating back to the 12th century, you might wonder why we sometimes get overlooked. We're not sure either to be honest, but these days it's rare we get forgotten. Find out more about our the culture of what it's like to live in Sheffield.
Watch the highlights of our Summer in the Outdoor City 2021 programme - nature and culture perfectly blended like nowhere else can do.
By rail we are 2 hours from London St Pancras, 50 minutes from Manchester and 40 minutes from Leeds.
We also are within easy distance via road or rail from 4 international airports: Manchester, East Midlands, Birmingham and Leeds Bradford.
Some of the most affordable housing in the UK and low costs of living and transportation mean things go further in Sheffield.
Sheffield has the highest greenspace percentage of any city in the world, at 61% - and 1/3 of the city is in the Peak District National Park, with 5 rivers intersecting it.
to show them how it should be done. It's up there in the top strata of relationships which we cherish." ~ Sir Roger Bone, Boeing