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Located in the centre of Lancashire (North West), Preston has a strong economic and retail base. Its reputation as an attractive place to live, work and invest in has seen major expansion over recent years and is set to continue further.
With a population of 140,202, Preston is growing both physically and in terms of profile. Now, the city's driving vision is to be the third city of the North West, after Manchester and Liverpool.
To find out about Preston as a place to visit, live, work and invest please visit the Preston Guild City website.
Preston Guild City - welcome section provides a wealth of history around Preston. From it's historical roots as a market town and the unique Preston Guild, through to famous Prestonian's and some interesting facts, you will find a comprehensive overview around Preston's rich and diverse history.
Preston Guild City - visit section highlights key leisure, outdoors and cultural activities, as well an accommodation directory listing quality city centre accommodation. It also offers an extensive eat and drink category showcasing a wide range of quality restaurants and cafes in and around Preston – all with food hygiene ratings of 3 or above.
Preston Guild City - invest section provides businesses and investors with information on key project areas and opportunities within the city. It also features a popular business blogs section. Written by local businesses, it is a great way of keeping up to date with local industry news and getting inside advice from established businesses across Preston.
Preston Guild City - study section provides an overview of the higher education offer in and around Preston. Preston also boasts around 35,000 students studying at the University of Central Lancashire - the sixth largest and one of the fastest growing universities in the UK.
Preston Guild City - live and work section provides information around life as a resident in the city. From diversity and housing to quality of life and transport, you will get a feel for what it is like to live in this growing and thriving city in the heart of Lancashire.
To find out about all the latest events taking place across the city visit Preston Guild City - what's on.
The Output Area Classification (OAC) have created a map which shows key results from the Census for the whole of the UK to indicate the character of local areas.
It profiles populations based on the 2001 census, each area falls into one of 21 possible groups based on the demographics of the local population.
View the Map of Census information 2001 for Preston.
The Equality data hub provides demographic information such as age, sex and religion for the population of Preston and the surrounding areas. All the data provided has been sourced from the Office of National Statistics, Census 2011.
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