Manchester City Council

The Council & democracy Facts about Manchester

If you are writing a piece about Manchester here are some handy facts you might want. If you need anything else contact our press office.

Council wards

There are 32 wards with three councillors each.

Find out more about the different wards

Councillors

There are 96 councillors, all Labour.

Get details of Manchester councillors

Population

514,417 as of 2013

Economy

Manchester, along with Salford, Stockport Tameside and Trafford (Greater Manchester South) has a Gross Value Added (GVA) of £34.8b.

Rainfall

Manchester annual average: 806.6mm.

UK annual average: 1,125mm.

Town Hall

Designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1877.

Find out more about our town hall

Scientific discoveries and world firsts

From the passenger railway to the world’s first programmable computer and on to Graphene, the atom-thin ‘wonder material’, Manchester has always lead the way for innovation and social progression.

Find out about more Manchester firsts

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