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Sheffield is known around the world for its industrial prowess and a highly skilled workforce which is at the centre of a booming business sector. Residents of the city enjoy an enviable lifestyle and impressive job opportunities in the strategic heart of the country in South Yorkshire.

The Sheffield City Region is at the centre of the country, and Sheffield itself is one of the UK’s core cities which drive the national economy. With more than two million people within an hour’s commute of the city thanks to its location as a hub of national road and rail networks, business and industry knows that it has access to a large, skilled workforce. With a significant presence in sectors as diverse as digital, finance, logistics, manufacturing, engineering and low-carbon industries, Sheffield has the modern economy which puts it on the map and drives investment from around the world.

With the continuing growth of high quality industries and a powerhouse higher education sector, it is no surprise that the population of Sheffield is predicted to grow almost 15% by 2035. The combination of many graduates remaining in the city each year, on top of the large number of young people migrating to the city from elsewhere in the UK annually, has created a city which feels alive and exciting. Sheffield is building its own bright future.

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Economy

Being one of the most centralised cities in the UK, the Sheffield city region has a thriving economy...


Business

Historically, the city was renowned for the production of steel and other metals....


Housing

It is currently an excellent time for Sheffield property investment - according to Zoopla,...


Connectivity

Sheffield is a very well-connected city, thanks to its central location....


Quick stats on Sheffield

24.3%

House prices in Sheffield have increase by 24.3% since 2015. (Zoopla, Q1 2020)


23%

Average rents in Sheffield have increased by 23% in the last five years. (Propertydata.co.uk, Q1 2020)


26.5%

​26.5% of students choose to stay in Sheffield after graduation. (University of Sheffield, Q3 2019)


88,600

The Sheffield population is expected to increase by 88,600 people by 2039. (Sheffield City Council, Q4 2019)


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Sheffield is known around the world for its industrial prowess and a highly skilled workforce which is at the centre of a booming business sector. Residents of the city enjoy an enviable lifestyle and impressive job opportunities in the strategic heart of the country in South Yorkshire.

The Sheffield City Region is at the centre of the country, and Sheffield itself is one of the UK’s core cities which drive the national economy. With more than two million people within an hour’s commute of the city thanks to its location as a hub of national road and rail networks, business and industry knows that it has access to a large, skilled workforce. With a significant presence in sectors as diverse as digital, finance, logistics, manufacturing, engineering and low-carbon industries, Sheffield has the modern economy which puts it on the map and drives investment from around the world.

With the continuing growth of high quality industries and a powerhouse higher education sector, it is no surprise that the population of Sheffield is predicted to grow almost 15% by 2035. The combination of many graduates remaining in the city each year, on top of the large number of young people migrating to the city from elsewhere in the UK annually, has created a city which feels alive and exciting. Sheffield is building its own bright future.

A city overview

Economy

Being one of the most centralised cities in the UK, the Sheffield city region has a thriving economy...


Business

Historically, the city was renowned for the production of steel and other metals....


Housing

It is currently an excellent time for Sheffield property investment - according to Zoopla,...


Connectivity

Sheffield is a very well-connected city, thanks to its central location....


Quick stats on Sheffield

24.3%

House prices in Sheffield have increase by 24.3% since 2015. (Zoopla, Q1 2020)


23%

Average rents in Sheffield have increased by 23% in the last five years. (Propertydata.co.uk, Q1 2020)


26.5%

​26.5% of students choose to stay in Sheffield after graduation. (University of Sheffield, Q3 2019)


88,600

The Sheffield population is expected to increase by 88,600 people by 2039. (Sheffield City Council, Q4 2019)


Keep up to date with the latest Sheffield news

Want to invest in Sheffield

Want to invest in Sheffield?

Sheffield property investment guide


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