Authority → Manchester

Manchester Population

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

Last update: January 17, 2024

549,900

Population

10.4%

Unqualified

6.3%

Unemployment

£33,784

Salary

£291,526

Property

Quick answer: Manchester is a local authority in England. The population of Manchester is 549,900. The population per square mile of Manchester is 2,259. The average salary in Manchester is £33,784 per year. The average property price in Manchester is £291,526.


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Manchester Demographics


The population of Manchester is 549,900. The population per square mile of Manchester is 2,259. The population has decreased by 5,800 in the past year. The population has increased by 90,700 since 1981.


There are more females in Manchester. They account for 50.3% of the population.


Manchester Employment


68.9% of the people in 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 Manchester is 6.3%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Manchester Student Population


The student population of Manchester is 34,100. Students account for 34.2% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


81.1% of the people in Manchester have an NVQ1 qualification. 71.7% have an NVQ2 qualification. 61.6% have an NVQ3 qualification. 45.1% have an NVQ4 qualification.


10.4% of the people in Manchester have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Manchester Economy


There are 23,385 businesses in Manchester. 87.7% are micro businesses. 9.9% are small businesses. 1.9% are medium businesses. 0.5% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Manchester are professional, scientific and technical activities businesses.


Manchester Salary


The average salary in Manchester is £33,784 per year. Males earn 12.7% more.


Salaries in Manchester are 1.20% more than the national average of £33,384.


Manchester Property


The average property price in Manchester is £291,526. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Manchester: £441,483 for detached houses. £302,060 for semi-detached houses. £227,976 for terrace houses. £194,585 for flats.