Manchester City Council

The Council & democracy Public Intelligence

Looking for population statistics on Manchester?

  • Where can you find a statistical profile of the people living in an area so that you can improve your policies, services, research or business?
  • How does the statistical profile of the area compare with elsewhere?
  • How are wider economic and social changes affecting the area?

Public Intelligence analyses:

  • Social Groups:
    where different groups live, how they compare locally and with the national picture, the important differences within a given group (age, sex, unemployment, employment, ethnic group, etc.) and the implications for policy.
  • Areas: how an area compares with another, or with the city, the county, the region, or the country
  • Trends: what demographic, social or economic changes are occurring locally.
  • Statistics: using data taken from the national census and other datasets and surveys, producing the annual State of the City report
  • Surveys: using data taken from residents' surveys and other primary research.

Publications are mainly available as downloads.  Listed below are some free sources of information:

The Intelligence Hub and Intelligence Hub Analysis Tool  offer an interactive, on-line analysis and reporting product that brings together the statistics behind the State of the City Report (and replace the State of the Wards report), Joint Assessments, Census, ward profiles, performance information and statistics, as well as links to advice and guidance about procurement, commissioning, research and external data sources.
Key facts -  provides key facts and figures on Manchester. 

Ward profiles A to G (Ancoats and Clayton to Gorton South) and H to W (Harpurhey to Woodhouse Park) - summaries for local areas.

The Compendia of Statistics contain a range of Public Health data including information on fertility, births, children's health, lifestyles and wellbeing, life expectancy, mortality and many other.

Many of our publications are available for reference by contacting the Local Studies Library.

We are committed to providing as much of the non-personal information that it holds and has started publishing data on its Open Data pages

My Area contains information on the latest news and events where you live and how to contact your local Councillors.  You can also search for your local schools, parks, recycling points and other Council services, by simply entering your postcode into the search engine.

DataGM has been created by public sector partners to free Greater Manchester's public data.

A range of mapping products is available from Ordnance Survey's OS Open Data pages.

For further information contact Public Intelligence.


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