With a population of 2,161,200 the county of West Yorkshire has the 4th highest county population in the British Isles. Its success story has been based on a thriving manufacturing and engineering industry. more
The housing throughout the region reflects its industrial surroundings, meaning that the majority of housing is terraced and semi detached. House prices average at £155,680 have a monthly rental rate of £576 for a 1-4 bedroom house.
Since the late 19th century, the focal points of the region have been the cities Leeds and Bradford. Leeds is the primary employer in the West Yorkshire region and dominates in terms of nightlife. It is said to be one of the eight “core cities” in England. Leeds is also home to high percentage of students and prosperous universities, which give the city a very young and trendy feel. Regeneration projects in the last century have further transformed the image of the city and currently attract ten million visitors annually.
In terms of attractions Bradford offers plenty, such as the National Media Museum which has five IMAX screens and regular national film festivals and exhibitions. Bradford’s high number of British Asian residents means it has a very modern mix of British and Asian cuisine in the heart of Yorkshire.
West Yorkshire has plenty of motorways passing through such as the M1 and M62. Its strategic positioning means that it is easily accessible to other parts of the country.
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|Largest County City:||Leeds|
|Population density:||1,044 / km²|