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Recruitment Agency North West England

The North West of England is made up of the five counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. The North West had a population of 7,052,000 in 2011.[1] It is the third-most-populated region in the UK with around 7 million inhabitants. Its biggest urban centres are Manchester, Liverpool, Warrington, Preston, Blackpool and Chester.

North West England Employment facts

This region has 3,637,000 employees, giving it an employment rate of 78.2 per cent, close to the national average of 75 per cent. The median weekly pay is £529.60.

Main industries and employers in North West England

Up until the mid 20th century, the North West region of England was based around the textiles industry and the port of Liverpool, and since then the area has diversified to become a major international transport hub for both exporting and importing, as well as chemicals, textiles, and high-tech sectors such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.

Lancashire and Cheshire is home to the UK’s largest number of advanced manufacturing and chemicals producers, plus the biggest media hub outside London, in Manchester.

Major international manufacturing companies are based in the North West, including BAE Systems, Astra-Zeneca and Unilever, and the region remains the UK’s leading manufacturing region. However, the service industry now makes up the majority of the region’s output.