Authority → Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Population

Here are the latest population statistics on Greater Manchester in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

2,868,400

Population

8.3%

Unqualified

5.0%

Unemployment

£31,314

Salary

£261,510

Property

Quick answer: Greater Manchester is a local authority in England. The population of Greater Manchester is 2,868,400. The population per square mile of Greater Manchester is 5,818. The average salary in Greater Manchester is £31,314 per year. The average property price in Greater Manchester is £261,510.


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Greater Manchester Demographics


The population of Greater Manchester is 2,868,400. The population per square mile of Greater Manchester is 5,818. The population has increased by 20,100 in the past year. The population has increased by 250,200 since 1981.


There are more females in Greater Manchester. They account for 50.7% of the population.


Greater Manchester Employment


71.8% of the people in Greater Manchester are in employment. There are more males in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Greater Manchester is 5.0%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Greater Manchester Student Population


The student population of Greater Manchester is 117,600. Students account for 27.0% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


85.9% of the people in Greater Manchester have an NVQ1 qualification. 76.3% have an NVQ2 qualification. 57.9% have an NVQ3 qualification. 39.1% have an NVQ4 qualification.


8.3% of the people in Greater Manchester have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Greater Manchester Economy


There are 107,250 businesses in Greater Manchester. 88.8% are micro businesses. 9.2% are small businesses. 1.6% are medium businesses. 0.4% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Greater Manchester are wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles businesses.


Greater Manchester Salary


The average salary in Greater Manchester is £31,314 per year. Males earn 12.9% more.


Salaries in Greater Manchester are 6.20% less than the national average of £33,384.


Greater Manchester Property


The average property price in Greater Manchester is £261,510. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Greater Manchester: £414,185 for detached houses. £265,828 for semi-detached houses. £191,526 for terrace houses. £174,501 for flats.