Economic information

2. Residents

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

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