Economic information

3. Residents

Stockport is home to a highly skilled workforce. This has helped establish Stockport's reputation as one of the North West’s leading business locations.

Out of a population of 295,243:

  • 60.9% are of working age (16 to 64)
  • 81.8% are economically active, which is higher than the North West and UK averages

Stockport also has a lower unemployment rate than most other boroughs in Greater Manchester, and it ranks favourably on unemployment compared to many other UK towns and cities.

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