Stockport is home to a highly skilled workforce that has played a pivotal role in helping to establish it as one of the North West’s leading locations.
- population 290,557 in 2016
- 62.4% of the population are of working age (16-64)
- 81.5% of Stockport’s working age population are economically active, above the North West and UK averages
- one of the lowest unemployment rates in Greater Manchester, significantly lower than the regional and national rates