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Northwest Fact File (May 2010)

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This report is published by the Regional Intelligence Unit as part of its continuing commitment to inform the sustainable economic development of the Northwest of England. It has been produced by the NWDA Research Team and whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the material contained herein the NWDA or the RIU cannot accept any responsibility for decisions based on the material that follows. Please note that all data provided by Office for National Statistics is Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO. All analysis is prepared by NWDA Research Team or the referenced consultants/supplier.

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Contents

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Business ……………………………………………………… Economy ………………………………………………….. Businesses ………………………………………………..

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Skills & Education ………………………………………….. Education ………………………………………………….

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People & Jobs ……………………………………………….. Population ………………………………………………… Migration ………………………………………………….. Labour Market ……………………………………………. Wages …………………………………………………….. Health ……………………………………………………...

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Infrastructure ………………………………………………… Area ……………………………………………………….. Housing …………………………………………………… Transport ………………………………………………….. Regeneration ……………………………………………...

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Quality of Life ………………………………………………... 14 Image ……………………………………………………… 14 Deprivation ……………………………………………….. 14 Crime ……………………………………………………… 15 Household Income ………………………………………. 15 Interesting Facts …………………………………………….

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Data Sources …………………………………………………

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Business Economy Headline GVA £ GVA Per Head £ Cheshire £21.3 billion £21,242 Cumbria £7.4 billion £14,848 Greater Manchester £46.2 billion £18,027 Lancashire £22.5 billion £15,481 Merseyside £19.1 billion £14,155 North West £116.5 billion £16,967 Source: 2007 data taken from Regional Accounts, ONS, December 2009 Businesses Count of Active Enterprises (2008) Cheshire (including Halton) 40,060 Cheshire (excluding Halton) 36,920 Cumbria 20,330 Greater Manchester 87,320 Lancashire 52,550 Merseyside (excluding Halton) 35,055 Merseyside (including Halton) 38,195 North West 235,315 Source: Business Demography 2008, ONS

Births of New Enterprises (2008) 4,685 4,260 1,960 10,850 5,845 4,310 4,735 27,650

Deaths of Enterprises (2008) 3,580 3,315 1,900 8,985 5,345 3,340 3,605 23,150

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Cheshire (exc Halton)

Cumbria

Greater Manchester

Lancashire

Merseyside (exc Halton)

Merseyside (inc Halton)

North West

Agriculture & fishing Energy & water Manufacturing Construction Distribution, hotels & restaurants Transport and communications Banking, finance & insurance, etc Public administration, education & health Other services Source: Annual Business Inquiry 2008

Cheshire (inc Halton)

In 2008 industry was distributed, based on the number of companies in each industry, according to the following classifications.

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

1.0 0.2 5.8 8.5 27.2 4.4 36.8 8.3 7.7

1.1 0.2 5.6 8.3 27.3 4.2 37.5 8.0 7.8

2.3 0.5 5.5 12.5 31.6 4.7 26.1 9.4 7.3

0.4 0.1 7.2 9.6 28.8 4.5 32.8 8.9 7.6

1.0 0.2 7.6 10.8 31.1 4.6 27.7 9.6 7.5

0.4 0.1 6.2 10.2 29.2 4.1 29.0 12.2 8.7

0.4 0.1 6.4 10.2 29.0 4.2 29.1 12.1 8.5

0.8 0.2 6.7 10.0 29.3 4.5 31.2 9.5 7.8

Skills & Education Education

NVQ 2 Only

NVQ 1+

NVQ 1 Only

No Quals

Cheshire (inc Halton) 31.4 47.9 14.4 Cheshire (exc Halton) 33.2 49.9 14.5 Cumbria 24.3 42.3 14.8 Greater Manchester 25.1 44.0 16.6 Lancashire 24.6 44.4 17.3 Merseyside (exc Halton) 23.9 42.0 16.0 Merseyside (inc Halton) 23.4 41.3 15.8 North West 25.6 44.2 16.2 Source: Annual Population Survey Jan – Dec 2008

NVQ2+

NVQ3 Only

NVQ3+

NVQ4+

The following table lists the qualifications of the working age population in 2008.

68.0 69.4 65.5 63.0 63.6 63.6 63.2 64.2

17.9 17.3 20.1 16.7 16.7 19.5 19.7 17.7

81.7 82.8 81.0 76.9 77.7 77.0 76.8 78.1

13.8 13.4 15.4 13.8 14.1 13.4 13.7 13.9

11.7 10.8 10.9 15.3 14.6 17.4 17.5 14.7

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During 2009 there were:Primary Secondary Special Schools Schools Schools Cheshire (inc Halton) 379 62 24 Cheshire (exc Halton) 327 54 20 Cumbria 275 36 5 Greater Manchester 866 160 64 Lancashire 569 100 38 Merseyside (exc Halton) 409 90 44 Merseyside (inc Halton) 461 98 48 North West 2,498 448 175 Source: Schools, Pupils and Their Characteristics: January 2009, DCSF The following table lists the achievement of pupils, at the end of Key Stage 4, of 5+ A*-C grades at GCSE and equivalents in 2008/9. Males Females Total Cheshire (inc Halton) 67.7% 76.8% 72.2% Cheshire (exc Halton) 67.4% 77.3% 72.3% Cumbria 62.9% 70.5% 66.7% Greater Manchester 66.4% 74.1% 70.2% Lancashire 67.4% 74.5% 70.8% Merseyside (exc Halton) 69.7% 76.5% 73.1% Merseyside (inc Halton) 69.7% 76.2% 73.0% North West 67.2% 74.8% 70.95 Source: 2008/9 GCSE and Equivalent Results of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4, DCSF

People & Jobs Population Area

All Ages Children (0-15) Working Age (16- Older People (65M/60F (000s) (000s) 64M/59F) (000s) and Over) (000s) Cheshire (inc Halton) 1,006.1 188.4 612.8 204.9 Cheshire (exc Halton) 886.3 164.2 537.7 184.4 Cumbria 496.6 85.8 295.0 115.8 Greater Manchester 2,573.5 502.6 1,618.5 452.4 Lancashire 1,451.7 276.4 880.7 294.0 Merseyside (exc Halton) 1,347.9 246.8 831.1 270.0 Merseyside (inc Halton) 1,467.6 271.0 906.2 290.5 North West 6,864.3 1,308.8 4,240.1 1,315.4 Source: 2008 Mid Year Population Estimates for Selected Age Groups, ONS

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Population change over the period 1998-2008 and 2008 population density:Area Growth/Decline Population Density Cheshire (inc Halton) 430 2.5% Cheshire (exc Halton) 392 2.8% Cumbria 73 1.6% Greater Manchester 2,017 2.0% Lancashire 472 2.8% Merseyside (exc Halton) 2,090 -2.8% Merseyside (inc Halton) 2,030 -2.6% North West 1.2% 487 Source: Mid Year Population Estimates for 1998 and 2008, NOMIS and Regional Trends 41, June 2009 Area

All Ethnic Groups as a % of Population Cheshire (inc Halton) 3.3 Cheshire (exc Halton) 3.5 Cumbria 2.1 Greater Manchester 12.1 Lancashire 8.4 Merseyside (exc Halton) 4.6 Merseyside (inc Halton) 4.4 North West 7.9 Source: 2007 Experimental Population Estimates by Ethnic Group, ONS Migration Area

NINo % of North West Country with Highest % of Area Total Registrations Registrations Registrations Cheshire (inc Halton) 10.4% 39.4% 30,260 Poland Cheshire (exc Halton) 9.9% 39.5% 28,840 Poland Cumbria 5.3% 33.8% 15,320 Poland Greater Manchester 51.4% 18.9% 149,890 Poland Lancashire 51,300 17.6% Poland 33.1% Merseyside (exc Halton) 15.4% 22.9% 44,800 Poland Merseyside (inc Halton) 15.9% 23.3% 46,220 Poland North West 100.0% 24.9% 291,560 Poland Source: National Insurance Number Registrations September 2009 (cumulative from 1 January 2002), Department for Work and Pensions

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The table below shows internal migration for 2008. Area

Migration Migration Migration Inflow (000’s) Outflow (000’s) Balance (000’s) Cheshire (inc Halton) 37.8 36.3 1.8 Cheshire (exc Halton) 34.7 33.1 1.9 Cumbria 15.9 15.1 0.5 Greater Manchester 94.6 99.9 -5.4 Lancashire 59.8 61.4 -1.8 Merseyside (exc Halton) 38.1 41.4 -3.3 Merseyside (inc Halton) 41.2 44.6 -3.4 North West 95.2 103.2 -8.0 Source: Mid 2007 – mid 2008 internal migration within the United Kingdom 2008, ONS Labour Market

465,200 415,000 81.8% 75.9% (75.7%) (67.6%) 413,300 367,500 Cheshire (exc Halton) 80.9% 75.6% (76.7%) (68.2%) 227,800 193,300 Cumbria 81.3% 72.7% (77.0%) (65.3%) 1,128,500 999,800 Greater Manchester 76.3% 78.6% (60.7%) (61.8%) 630,000 545,600 Lancashire 76.9% 75.8% (71.3%) (61.8%) 547,700 488,300 Merseyside (exc Halton) 72.9% 76.0% (66.5%) (59.3%) 599,600 536,800 Merseyside (inc Halton) 73.0% 76.1% (66.7%) (59.7%) 2,999,300 2,642,900 North West (70.8%) (62.4%) 76.8% 76.6% Source: Annual Population Survey Jul 08 – Jun 09, NOMIS Cheshire (inc Halton)

48,200 (7.8%) 44,900 (8.3%) 33,700 (11.4%) 121,100 (7.5%) 80,900 (9.2%) 56,700 (6.9%) 60,000 (6.7%) 340,600 (8.0%)

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Unemployment Rate

Self Employed

Employees

Working Age

Economically Active

Area

In Employment

The following table shows the Employment Status of the working age population in 2008.

6.5% 6.2% 5.3% 8.6% 7.2% 8.7% 8.7% 7.8%

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The following table shows the claimants. Area

Claimant Claimant Income Support % of North Count Count Rate Claimants West Total Cheshire (inc Halton) 23,857 3.9% 26,770 9.6% Cheshire (exc Halton) 19,022 3.5% 20,750 7.4% Cumbria 8,791 3.0% 13,090 4.7% Greater Manchester 84,622 5.2% 113,740 40.7% Lancashire 34,331 3.9% 50,540 18.1% Merseyside (exc Halton) 52,556 6.3% 75,020 26.9% Merseyside (inc Halton) 57,391 6.3% 81,040 29.0% North West 204,157 4.8% 279,160 100.0% Source: February 2010 Claimant Count with Rates and Proportions, NOMIS and August 2009 Department for Work and Pensions Income Support Claimants, NOMIS Wages The Northwest had a gross median weekly pay of ÂŁ373.8 in 2009. Cumbria, Lancashire and Merseyside excluding Halton fell below the regional level. Area

Weekly Pay (Gross Median (ÂŁ) for all employee jobs) Cheshire (inc Halton) 392.1 Cheshire (exc Halton) 394.9 Cumbria 351.9 Greater Manchester 377.1 Lancashire 362.4 Merseyside (exc Halton) 373.6 Merseyside (inc Halton) 373.8 North West 373.8 Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2009 Health The table below shows the number of deaths and Standard Mortality Ratio (SMRs) for 2008:Area

Male Female Number Standard Number Standard of Deaths Mortality Ratio of Deaths Mortality Ratio Cheshire (excluding Halton and Warrington) 3,214 96 3,711 102 Cumbria 2,574 100 2,934 102 Greater Manchester 11,904 116 13,070 114 Lancashire (excluding Blackburn & Blackpool) 5,809 6,497 108 109 Merseyside (exc Halton) 6,901 117 7,901 116 North West 33,389 112 37,351 112 Source: Deaths by Local Authority area of usual residence, numbers and standardised mortality ratios (SMRs) 2008, ONS

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Infrastructure Area Area Size (sq km) % of Region Cheshire (inc Halton) 2,342 16.5 Cheshire (exc Halton) 2,263 16.0 Cumbria 6,768 48.0 Greater Manchester 1,276 9.0 Lancashire 3,075 21.8 Merseyside (exc Halton) 645 4.6 Merseyside (inc Halton) 723 5.1 North West 14,106 100.0 Source: Regional Trends 41 - June 2009, ONS

Population Density (people per sq km) 430 392 73 2,017 472 2,090 2,030 487

Area

Green Belt % of North Land (Hectares) West Total Cheshire (inc Halton) 93,950 5.7 Cheshire (exc Halton) 91,400 5.8 Greater Manchester 60,010 3.7 Lancashire 79,530 4.9 Merseyside (exc Halton) 29,240 1.8 Merseyside (inc Halton) 31,790 1.9 North West 262,730 16.0 Source: 2008/9 Local Planning Authority Green Belt Statistics, DCLG Housing The average house price can often be distorted by a few very expensive property sales. Lower quartile house prices are an indication of the cheapest housing within an area. The lower quartile house price is often used as a ratio against lower quartile earnings to indicate the ability of those on the lowest incomes to afford the cheapest housing in an area.

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Area

Average Overall House Price Blackburn with Darwen £83,973 Blackpool £92,865 Cheshire East £156,455 Cheshire West and Chester £159,821 Halton £106,362 Warrington £142,825 Not Cheshire Available Cumbria £132,929 Greater Manchester £111,891 Lancashire County Council £117,462 Merseyside Metropolitan County £112,993 North West £121,842 Source: House Price Index March 2010, Land DCLG, Ratio of Lower Quartile House Price to Households 2006, DCLG

Annual % Change

Lower Number of Lower Quartile Quartile House Price to Households House (000s) Lower Quartile Prices (£) Earnings Ratio -3.1 70,000 3.96 55 -9.8 83,626 5.22 65 3.1 127,000 6.55 154 1.7 123,000 6.57 138 -2.0 89,950 4.43 50 6.0 113,738 5.72 81 Not Not Available Available Not Available 423 1.9 105,000 5.15 218 -0.5 95,000 4.83 1,093 0.6 95,000 5.00 613 -6.1 95,000 4.80 584 4.7 98,000 5.02 2,931 Registry, Lower Quartile House Prices Quarter 4 2009, Lower Quartile Earnings 2009, DCLG and Projections of

The table below shows the number of lone parent households with dependent children and the percentage of the Northwest total:Area Cheshire (inc Halton) Cheshire (exc Halton) Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside (exc Halton) Merseyside (inc Halton) North West Source: Census 2001

Lone Parent Households with Dependent Children 979 760 427 3,272 1,715 2,173 2,364 8,562

% of North West Total 11.4 8.9 5.0 38.2 20.0 25.4 27.6 100.0

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Transport The table below shows the average time it takes residents to travel to work:Area

Average travel to work time (minutes) Cheshire (inc Halton) 19.6 Cheshire (exc Halton) 19.6 Cumbria 15.8 Greater Manchester 21.5 Lancashire 18.6 Merseyside (exc Halton) 21.3 Merseyside (inc Halton) 21.3 North West 19.4 Source: Average Travel to Work Time 2002-2003, Labour Force Survey, Local Knowledge Regeneration Number of wards eligible for:Area Cheshire (inc Halton) Cheshire (exc Halton) Cumbria Greater Manchester Lancashire Merseyside (exc Halton) Merseyside (inc Halton) North West

Tier Two Grants for Business Investment 0 0 56 54 33 97 97 240

The remaining wards are eligible for Tier Three Grants for Business Investment support. The entire geographical area of the Northwest is eligible under the new Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2013. Merseyside will have transitional status, until the end of 2010, with an allocation of transitional funding. There will be separate ERDF and ESF programmes in the region. The Local Authorities of Halton, Barrow-in-Furness, Copeland, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Wigan, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Preston Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral are eligible for the Working Neighbourhoods Fund. (Source: DCLG)

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Quality of Life Image The Northwest’s top 10 visitor attractions in 2008 were:Attraction Visitor Numbers Chester Zoo, Chester 1,259,173 Windermere Lake Cruises, South Lakeland 1,199,216 Tate Liverpool, Liverpool 1,088,504 Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool 1,020,712 Liverpool Museum, Liverpool 787,767 Tatton Park, Knutsford 772,000 Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester 462,166 International Slavery Museum, Liverpool 414,480 The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 396,356 Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ The King, Liverpool 364,347 Source: 2008 Annual Visitor Attractions Survey. Enjoy England Deprivation Number of English Super Output Areas in:Area 10% Most Deprived Cheshire (inc Halton) 44 Cheshire (exc Halton) 23 Cumbria 27 Greater Manchester 374 Lancashire 146 Merseyside (exc Halton) 320 Merseyside (inc Halton) 341 North West 911 Source: Index of Multiple Deprivation 2007, DCLG

20% Most Deprived 100 62 61 595 244 420 458 1,420

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Crime

Cumbria (Police Force Area)

Greater Manchester (Police Force Area)

Lancashire (Police Force Area)

Merseyside (Police Force Area)

75 299

62 118

110 472

81 251

87 305

91 343

22

14

42

22

28

30

57 559 14

29 492 11

112 584 22

53 562 14

61 255 20

75 508 18

Total Recorded Crime: rate per 1,000 population Burglaries (all): rate per 10,000 households Theft or unauthorised taking of a vehicle: rate per 10,000 population Theft from a vehicle: rate per 10,000 population Violence (all BCS): rate per 10,000 adults High level of perceived anti-social behaviour (%)3 Source: 2008/9 British Crime Survey, The Home Office

North West

Cheshire (Police Force Area)

The table below shows crime rates and perceptions of crime:-

Household Income

Gross Disposable Household 105p 96p Income Index (UK = 100) Gross Disposable Household £15,006p £13,756p Income per head (GDHI) (£) Average annual % change in 2.2p 2.1p GDHI per head Source: 2007 Regional Household Income, ONS p – provisional

North West

Merseyside

Lancashire

Greater Manchester

Cumbria

Cheshire

The table below shows statistics for Gross Disposable Household Income (GDHI) which put simply is the amount of money individuals have for saving or spending, and includes wages, property and pension income, and social benefits, less rent and taxes on wealth. GDHI covers the income received by households and non-profit institutions serving households.

879p

87p

88p

91p

£12,686p

£12,455p

£12,604p

£13,038

2.1p

1.8p

2.0p

2.0%p

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Interesting Facts Allerdale William Wordsworth attended the same school in Cockermouth as Fletcher Christian. www.information-britain.co.uk

Source:

Bassenthwaite Lake, near the town of Keswick, is one of the largest lakes in the Lake District and is the only lake in the Lake District with 'lake' in its name, all the others being waters , meres or tarns. Source: www. www.en.wikipedia.org/ Blackburn with Darwen Blackburn Rovers Football Club was formed by a group of public schoolboys in 1875. www.information-britain.co.uk

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The mill towns of Blackburn and Burnley were the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century. Source:www.lancashireandblackpool.com Blackpool Blackpool Tower is 518 ft 9 inches tall and contains 2,493 tons of steel and 93 tons of cast iron and it takes 7 years to paint Blackpool Tower from top to bottom and the tower's lifts travel 3,500 miles every year. Source: www.attractionsblackpool.co.uk/ and www.lancashireandblackpool.com Blackpool International Firework www.attractionsblackpool.co.uk/

Competition

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held

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September.

Squires Gate, now known as Blackpool International Airport, was the UK's first airport. www.lancashireandblackpool.com

Source:

Blackpool's permanent electric street tramway was the world's first when it opened in 1885. Source: www.lancashireandblackpool.com The Pepsi Max roller coaster, which opened in1994 is the tallest in Europe at 235ft high and reaches 85 mph, making it also the fastest roller coaster in Europe. Source: www.lancashireandblackpool.com In 1879 Blackpool was the first town in the World to have electric street lighting, which started the illumination celebrations, after holidaymakers stood in awe of 8 arc lamps which was an experimental display described as artificial sunshine. Source: www.hotel365.co.uk/facts.htm Blackpool is the only town in the United Kingdom with three piers. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Burnley Britain's shortest river is the Brun which runs through Burnley. Source: www.information-britain.co.uk Carlisle Her Majesty’s Theatre in Carlisle was the first theatre ever to be lit by electricity in 1880. www.information-britain.co.uk Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

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The first pillar box went up on Botchergate in Carlisle in 1853. Source: www.information-britain.co.uk Carlisle is the most northerly English city and the smallest in population terms but largest in land area. Source: www.historic-carlisle.org.uk/ Carlisle does not feature in the Domesday Book because at that time in 1086 Carlisle was in the possession of the Scots. Source: www.historic-carlisle.org.uk/ The first cardboard railway ticket was invented and used in Carlisle. Source: www.historic-carlisle.org.uk/ Cheshire East Little Moreton Hall is one of the country’s best preserved 15th century half-timbered and moated manor houses. It is one of the finest examples of timber-framed domestic architecture in England and is a Grade I listed building. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Crewe crater which is a crater of approximately 3km in diameter on the planet Mars is named after the town of Crewe. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ In 1583 the Great Fire of Nantwich raged for 20 days, destroying most of the town, which was rebuilt, at a cost of £30,000 in 16th century money, £2,000 of which was personally donated by Queen Elizabeth I together with timber from the royal forest and one of the main streets of Nantwich was re-named to reflect the fact that the timber to rebuild the town was transported along it (Beam Street). Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Quarry Bank Mill is an historic factory which is one of the best preserved of the Industrial Revolution and is a Grade II listed building. Now it is a museum of the cotton industry and houses the world’s most powerful water wheel. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ and www.information-britain.co.uk Gawsworth Hall is a Tudor black and white half timbered building. The house was the home of the Fitton family and the daughter, Mary Fitton, has been proposed as the most likely candidate for Shakespeare's Dark Lady. In 1701 Gawsworth was the scene of the most famous duel fought in England when the Duke of Hamilton and Lord Mohun fought for the estate and both men were killed. Source: www.britainexpress.com Jodrell Bank Observatory, established in 1945 by Sir Bernard Lovell, hosts a number of radio telescopes, and is part of the University of Manchester. The main telescope is the Lovell Telescope which is the third largest steerable radio telescope in the world and there are three other active telescopes located at the observatory. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Cheshire West Chester Racecourse is Britain’s oldest sporting venue (in continual use) with the first race occurring in 1540 (Source: www.information-britain.co.uk). Henry Gee was mayor of Chester in 1540 and he cancelled the traditional Shrove Tuesday football game and replaced it with a horserace. His surname is where we get the informal name for racehorses 'Gee Gee's'. Source: www.chestertourist.com The first person to walk across Chester’s Grosvenor Bridge was a young Princess Victoria, in 1819, who later went on to be Queen. Source: www.information-britain.co.uk Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

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The name Chester is derived from the Latin for a Camp 'Castra'. The Roman name for Chester was 'Deva', named after the goddess of the River Dee. The Roman name was pronounced Dewa because the Romans used the letter V to represent a W. The City also has the most complete and best preserved City Walls in the country. Source: www.chestertourist.com Chester has the largest Roman Amphitheatre in the country. Source: www.chestertourist.com Cheshire has been a centre of the salt industry for some 2,000 years. The only working salt mine in Britain is at Winsford which has been worked since 1844 and uses the world’s largest underground digger. A popular tourist attraction is the Salt Museum in Northwich which has been in place for over 100 years. Source: www.information-britain.co.uk and The Salt Museum The World’s first boat lift can be found in Anderton, Northwich. Source: Chester and Cheshire Visitor Guide Chorley James I stayed at Hoghton Tower in 1617 he so enjoyed his hosts hospitality that one night, over dinner, he drew his sword and knighted the beef "arise Sir Loin" he intoned so naming this particular cut. Source: www.information-britain.co.uk Copeland The highest point of the county, and England, is Scafell Pike at 978 m (3210 ft) and is one of three British mountains climbed as part of the Three Peaks Challenge. Source: www. www.en.wikipedia.org/ Wastwater is the deepest lake in England at 79 meters (258 feet), and is owned by the National Trust. Source: www. www.en.wikipedia.org/ Eden Eden is the fourth largest district in England but has the lowest population density of any English district, with just 24 persons per sq km. Source: www. www.en.wikipedia.org/ Fylde On the Lytham St Anne’s beach in May each year the British Sand Yacht Championships take place. Source: www.aboutbritain.com Halton All Saints' Church in Daresbury is a church well known as the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll was born in the village and his father was rector there. The church contains a carving of a grinning cat, a play on the wildcat in the arms of a local family empowered in the Middle Ages to kill poachers by hanging or garrotting (giving them a "permanent grin"). Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ The Runcorn-Widnes railway bridge officially opened on 21 May 1868 and opened for railway traffic on 10 October the same year and the high-level road bridge was opened by Princess Alexandra on 21 July 1961, it was widened to four lanes in 1975 and was named the Silver Jubilee Bridge in 1977. Source: www.merseyreporter.com Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

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One of the region’s most important research facilities is the Daresbury Science Park in Halton. Knowsley Knowsley Safari Park was opened to the public in July 1971 when the ‘safari park’ concept of having visitors in cages (cars) and the animals roaming free, based on the drive-through game reserves of East Africa, was unique. Source: www.knowsley.com Lancaster Carnforth Station was the location in 1945 of the filming of the iconic movie 'Brief Encounter'. Source www.information-britain.co.uk Lancaster Castle is owned by Her Majesty the Queen, who is the 'Duke of Lancaster', and still has prisoners and a sitting court making it one of Europe’s longest serving operational prisons. Source: www.information-britain.co.uk and www.lancashireandblackpool.com Liverpool Royal Liver building, Liverpool's best known landmark, has a clock which is the biggest in Britain beating Big Ben in width by 2 feet 6 inches. Source: www.aboutbritain.com Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Britain and the fifth largest in the world. Source: www.liverpool.gov.uk Liverpool has Europe's longest established Chinese community and Europe's largest Chinese Arch which stands 14 metres over the entrance to Chinatown. Source: www.liverpool.gov.uk The world's first School of Tropical Medicine was opened in Liverpool in 1898 and discovered that Malaria could be passed by a Mosquito bite. Source: www.liverpool.gov.uk The five Grade I buildings at Albert Dock in Liverpool covers 1.25 million sq ft making the complex the largest set of Grade 1 Listed Buildings in the UK. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Manchester In 2006 Manchester attracted 912,000 international visitors making it the 3rd most popular destination in the UK after London and Edinburgh. Source: www.marketingmanchester.com Manchester was the world's first industrialised city and played a central role during the Industrial Revolution. It was the dominant international centre of textile manufacture and cotton spinning. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Manchester is also the 10th most common place name in the United States. www.en.wikipedia.org/

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The University of Manchester is the largest full-time non-collegiate university in the UK and was created in 2004 by the merger of Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST. It includes the Manchester Business School, which offered the first MBA course in the UK in 1965. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ The first passenger railway station was built in 1830 on Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester. Source: www.visitmanchester.com In 1948 Tom Kilburn and Freddie Williams designed and built the first stored-program computer in the world, the Manchester Mark I, while working at the University of Manchester. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Oldham During the Industrial Revolution the world's first cotton mill was built in the town of Royton. www.en.wikipedia.org/

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The first test tube baby was born at Oldham General Hospital in 1978. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Preston Preston is home to Europe’s largest bus station. Source www.information-britain.co.uk Preston is England's newest city. Source: www.lancashireandblackpool.com The Preston by-pass, opened 5 December 1958, became the first stretch of motorway in the UK and is now part of the M6 with a short section now forming part of the M55. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Ribble Valley The post office and craft shop in Chipping is the country's oldest continuously trading shop. A shop has been in existence here since the 1600s. Source: www.lancashireandblackpool.com Dunsop Bridge in the Ribble www.lancashireandblackpool.com

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Bashall Town, near Clitheroe, is England's smallest town. Source: www.lancashireandblackpool.com In 1652, whilst atop Pendle Hill, near Clitheroe, George Fox claimed to have received a visitation from God and, inspired by the view, Fox began to lay down the foundations of the Society of Friends or Quakers. Source www.information-britain.co.uk Rochdale Rochdale Town Hall, completed in 1871, is widely regarded as one of the finest Victorian town halls in Britain. Source: www.aboutbritain.com Rossendale Rawtenstall has Fitzpatricks Herbal Health, this is the last remaining functioning temperance bar (a bar that does not serve alcoholic beverages) in England that makes and sells its own non-alcoholic drinks, such as sarsaparilla, black beers, and blood tonic. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

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Salford Eccles was the site of the world's first railway accident on 15 September 1830. During a stop to take on water William Huskisson had his leg crushed by Stephenson's Rocket; at the time he was in conversation with the Duke of Wellington who was opening the railway and did not get out of the way of the train in time and later died of his injuries. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Sefton Aintree Racecourse is the home of The Grand National the most celebrated and most talked about horse race in the world. Source: www.aboutbritain.com Royal Birkdale Golf Club in the town of Southport, is one of the clubs in the Open Championship rotation. The club has hosted The Open eight times since 1954. Birkdale is the only course in the championship rotation that has never had a champion from the UK. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ The Royal Seaforth Dock, now known locally as Bootle Docks or the Freeport, was the first to have port assisted radar operations in the UK to improve the safety of shipping entering the new port. The Royal Seaforth Dock opened in 1972 and by 1984 had become Britain's first fully active Freeport. Source: www.merseyreporter.com Southport Flower Show is the largest independent flower show in the UK. It was originally started in 1924 by the local council, but since 1986 it has been operated by Southport Flower Show company, which is a registered charity. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ South Lakeland Pole Vaulting, as a sport, was invented here at the Flan Games in 1879. Source: www.informationbritain.co.uk Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and is 10.5 miles long and varies from a quarter of a mile to one mile wide. The word "Windermere" translates as "Vinandr's lake", from the Old Norse name Vinandr and Old English mere, meaning lake. It was known as "Winander Mere" or "Winandermere" until at least the nineteenth century. Source: www. www.en.wikipedia.org/ In the middle of the 19th century half the world textile industry's bobbin supply came from Stott Park Bobbin Mill which was built in 1835 and although the mill worked continuously until 1971 it is now owned by English Heritage and is still in working order and remains almost identical to its Victorian appearance of 100 years ago. Source: www.visitcumbria.com St Helens Stephenson's Sankey Viaduct (also known as the Nine Arches Viaduct), built by George Stephenson in 1930, was the first viaduct on the world's first passenger railway line and crosses the UK's first industrial canal. Source: www.visitsthelens.com St Helens is renowned for glass making and today visitors can visit the Tank House, a pioneering glass making building, now an integral part of the award winning World of Glass Visitor Centre. Source: www.aboutbritain.com Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

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In 1859 Beechams opened the world’s first medicine factory in St Helens. britain.co.uk/

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Trafford Home to Manchester United's Old Trafford ground, the largest club football ground in the UK, with a capacity of 76,000, and England's only UEFA-rated 5-star stadium. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Trafford Park was founded in 1897, and at its peak in 1945 employed 75,000 people. As well as being the world's first planned industrial estate, it is Europe's largest business park. More than 1,400 companies are within the park, employing between 40,000 and 50,000 people. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Wigan Thomas Beecham first manufactured his pills in Wigan and Marks and Spencer was born here when Michael Marks joined forces with Thomas Spencer in 1894. Source: www.wiganworld.co.uk Famous Wigan food products include Heinz baked beans, Pataks Indian foods, Potters herbal remedies, Uncle Joe's Mint Balls, and De Roma ice cream. Source: www.wiganworld.co.uk Wigan has one of the country's most famous swimming clubs, the Wigan Wasps, responsible for training scores of top swimmers such as former Olympic medallist June Croft. Source: www.wiganworld.co.uk Leigh is the largest town in the UK without a railway station. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Wirral Birkenhead Park was the first publicly funded park designed by Joseph Paxton and opened in 1847. The design for the park was the inspiration for Central Park in New York. Source: www.aboutbritain.com Port Sunlight is a model village which was purpose built by William Hesketh Lever (later Lord Leverhulme) starting in 1888 for the employees of Lever Brothers soap factory (now part of Unilever). The name is derived from Lever's most popular brand of cleaning agent, Sunlight. It contains 900 Grade II listed buildings. Source: www.en.wikipedia.org/ Wyre Garstang was the world's first Fairtrade town. Source: www.lancashireandblackpool.com Famous people born in the Northwest include:Name Jeremiah Horrocks

James Hargreaves

Famous For Astronomer who was the only person to predict, and one of only two people to observe and record the transit of Venus of 1639. Credited with inventing the Spinning Jennifer (shortened to Spinning Jenny in 1768) and was one of the most famous names of the Industrial Revolution in Britain.

Where Born Toxteth, Liverpool

When Born 1618

Oswaldtwistle, Hyndburn

Circa 1720

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Name John Milne

Sir John Chesshyre Richard Arkwright

George Romney Edward Troughton Fletcher Christian John Dalton

William Wordsworth Robert Peel

John Rylands

Thomas Brassey

William E Gladstone James Joule

Sir Henry Tate

Lewis Carroll

Famous For Geologist and mining engineer who invented the seismograph which are instruments that measure and record motions of the ground, including those of seismic waves generated by earthquakes, nuclear explosions, and other seismic sources. A lawyer who rose to the position of King's first Serjeant An entrepreneur credited with inventing the spinning frame (later renamed the water frame following the transition to water power) and built the world’s first water-powered cotton mill which was notably one of the catalysts for the industrial revolution Portrait painter

Where Born Liverpool

When Born 1850

Hallwood, Halton Preston

11.11.1662

Barrow-inFurness An instrument maker who was notable for making Corney, telescopes and other astronomical instruments Copeland Naval mutineer on H.M.S. Bounty Brigham, Allerdale Chemist, meteorologist and physicist who is best Eaglesfield, known for his pioneering work in the development of Allerdale modern atomic theory, and his research into colour blindness (sometimes referred to as Daltonism). Writer of poems, sonnets and ballads and was Cockermouth, England’s Poet Laureate in 1843. Allerdale Conservative Prime Minister and helped to create Ramsbottom, the modern concept of the Police Force while Home Bury Secretary Weaver, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, at one St Helens time the owner of the largest textile manufacturing concern in the UK Civil engineering contractor and manufacturer of Buerton, building materials who was responsible for building Chester much of the world's railways in the 19th century and by the time of his death in 1870 he had built one mile in every 20 miles of railway in the world. Liberal Party statesman and four times Prime Liverpool Minister Physicist and brewer who studied the nature of heat Salford and discovered its relationship to mechanical work This led to the theory of conservation of energy and the unit for energy in the International System of units, the joule, is named after him. Chorley A sugar merchant, noted for establishing the Tate gallery in London. After his death, Henry Tate & Sons merged with Abram Lyle & Sons to form Tate & Lyle Children's writer (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Daresbury, and Through the Looking Glass) and mathematician Warrington Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

3.1.1733

26.12.1734 12.6.1753 25.9.1764 6.9.1766

7.4.1770 5.2.1788

7.2.1801

7.11.1805

29.12.1809 24.12.1818

11.3.1819

27.1.1832

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Name John Brunner

William Hesketh Lever

John Henry Poynting

Sir J J (Joseph John) Thomson

Samuel Ryder

Emmeline Pankhurst

David Lloyd George

Frank Hornby

Famous For Founded Brunner Mond & Company in 1873. Built factory at Winnington to produce soda ash and became one of the wealthiest chemical companies in the late nineteenth century. Introduced shorter working hours, sickness and injury insurance, and holidays with pay for his employees. Elected MP for Northwich in 1885 and stood until 1910. An industrialist, philanthropist and colonialist who established a soap manufacturing company called Lever Brothers (now part of Unilever). Lever began to put his philanthropic principles into practice through the construction of Port Sunlight, a model community designed to house and support the workers of Lever Brothers. A professor of physics who developed the Poynting vector, which describes the direction and magnitude of electromagnetic energy flow and is used in the Poynting theorem, a statement about energy conservation for electric and magnetic fields and in 1903 he was the first to realise that the sun's radiation can draw in small particles towards it which was later coined the Poynting-Robertson effect. Physicist and credited for the discovery of the electron and of isotopes and the invention of the mass spectrometer. Awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the electron. An entrepreneur originated the idea of selling garden seeds in "penny packets" and later became an enthusiastic golfer and he sponsored the Ryder Cup, a competition first held in 1927 with a solid gold trophy for the biennial golf championship between the best of professional golfers in the USA and UK. One of the leaders of the British suffragette movement who founded the Women’s Franchise League in 1889, and with her daughter Christabel founded the Women’s Social and Political Union. British statesman who was the first and only Welsh Prime Minister that Britain has had so far and the last Liberal to hold the office. He was Prime Minister throughout the latter half of World War I and the first four years of the subsequent peace. Inventor, businessman and politician. He was a visionary in toy development and manufacture and produced three of the most popular lines of toys in the twentieth century: Meccano, Hornby Model Railways and Dinky Toys. He also founded the British toy company Meccano Ltd in 1908.

Where Born Everton, Liverpool

When Born 8.2.1842

Bolton

19.9.1851

Monton, Salford

9.9.1852

Cheetham Hill, Manchester

18.12.1856

Preston

24.3.1858

Hulme, Manchester

14.7.1858

Chorlton-onMedlock, Manchester

17.1.1863

Liverpool

15.5.1863

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Name Sebastian de Ferranti

Charles Glover Barkla Norman Haworth

William (Norman) Birkett George Herbert Leigh Mallory LS (Laurence Stephen) Lowry Stan Laurel

James Chadwick George Formby Fred Perry

Dame Thora Hird

Rodney Robert Porter

Jimmy Lewthwaite Robert Alexander Kennedy Runcie Nigel Kneale

Willie Horne

Famous For Innovator in the development of electrical engineering. Patented the Ferranti dynamo at the age of 16. Formulated idea of large-scale generation and distribution of electricity. Physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1917 for discovering the electromagnetic properties of X-rays Chemist who is best known for his groundbreaking work on ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and received the Nobel Prize for his work on the structure of vitamin C. A noted British Barrister and judge who served as the alternate British Judge during the Nuremberg trials after World War II A mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s English artist famous for painting scenes of life in the industrial districts of northern England during the early 20th Century. Comic actor, writer and director, famous as the first half of the comedy double-act Laurel and Hardy, whose were famous for silent films Physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1935 for his discovery of the neutron Ukulele player, singer and comedian who became a major star of both cinema and music halls. Tennis and table tennis player and three-time Wimbledon champion. He was the World number 1 player for five years and is the last Englishman to win the Wimbledon Men's Singles. Actress who made her screen debut in 1940 followed by over 60 films and is best remembered for all her successful comedy roles. Biochemist who shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology in 1972 for determining the exact chemical structure of an antibody and using an enzyme called papain, he broke the blood's immunoglobin into pieces, making them easier to study Rugby league winger for Barrow and Great Britain.

Where Born Liverpool

When Born 9.4.1864

Widnes, Halton

27.6.1877

Chorley

19.3.1883

Ulverston, South Lakeland

6.9.1883

Mobberley, Macclesfield Stretford, Trafford

18.6.1886

Ulverston, South Lakeland

16.6.1890

Bollington, Macclesfield Newtown, Wigan Stockport

20.10.1891

Morecambe, Lancaster

28.5.1911

Newton-leWillows, Helens

1.11.1887

26.05.1904 18.05.1909

8.10.1917 St

Cleator Moor, Copeland Baron Runcie of Cuddesdon was a prelate and Crosby, Sefton Archbishop of Canterbury Writer active in television, film, radio drama and Barrow-inprose fiction, he wrote professionally for over fifty Furness years, and was twice nominated for the British Film Award for Best Screenplay. Played rugby league for Great Britain, England, Barrow-inLancashire and Barrow between 1943 to 1959 and Furness captained all four sides. Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

10.11.1920 2.10.1921 18.4.1922

23.1.1923

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Name Eric Morecambe

Albert Finney Ian McKellen

Melvyn Bragg Ringo Starr

John Lennon

Geoff Hurst

John Thaw

Paul McCartney

George Harrison

Cilla Black (born Priscilla White)

Pete Postlethwaite Emlyn Hughes Russ Abbott

Famous For Originally John Eric Bartholomew who took his stage name from the seaside resort where he was born. A 6-time BAFTA award-winning comedian who together with Ernie Wise formed the double act Morecambe and Wise. Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning actor. A stage and screen actor, the recipient of the Tony Award and 2 Oscar nominations and is best known for roles such as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy Novelist and television arts presenter

Where Born Morecambe, Lancaster

Pendleton, Salford Burnley

Wigton, Allerdale Born Richard Starkey. Musician, singer, songwriter Liverpool and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles and narrated the television series Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends Songwriter, peace campaigner and founder member Liverpool of The Beatles. He was shot dead in new York in 1980. England footballer enshrined in the game's history as Ashton-underthe only player to have scored a hat-trick in a World Lyne, Tameside Cup final where his three goals came in the 1966 final for England in their 4-2 win over West Germany at Wembley. Such an achievement was made all the more remarkable by the fact that he was only five months and eight games into his international career, and was not considered his country's premier centre forward. Actor who has appeared in a range of television, Longsight, stage and cinema roles with his most popular being Manchester police and legal dramas such as The Sweeney, Inspector Morse and Kavanagh QC. Rock singer, bass guitarist, songwriter, composer, Liverpool multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur, record producer, film producer and animal-rights activist and gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles Lead guitarist, vocalist and songwriter with The Liverpool Beatles. He also co-founded the producer company Handmade Films. Made singing debut at Cavern Club in Liverpool and Liverpool had several number 1 singles before turning to television and presenting programmes such as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise. Awarded OBE in 1997. Film actor Warrington English footballer who captained both the English Barrow-innational side and Liverpool FC. during the 1970s. Furness Comedian Chester Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

When Born 14.5.1926

9.5.1936 25.5.1939

6.10.1939 7.7.1940

9.10.1940

8.12.1941

3.1.1942

18.6.1942

25.2.1943

27.5.1943

7.2.1945 28.8.1947 16.9.1947

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Name Cherie Booth Nick Park

Ian Brown Jane Horrocks

Carl Fogarty Steve Coogan Chris Boardman

Keith Tyson

Famous For English barrister who is married to former Prime Minister Tony Blair. A 4 time Academy Award winning filmmaker of stop motion animation best known as the creator of Wallace and Gromit. He has also won 4 Oscars. Musician and former lead singer of The Stone Roses Actress who has appeared in Absolutely Fabulous and films including Little Voice, Chicken Run and a musician, and singer who duetted with Robbie Williams on his album Swing When You’re Winning. World Superbike Champion Actor, impressionist, and comedian who is best known for the character of Alan Partridge. Racing cyclist who has won an individual pursuit Olympic gold medal, broken the world hour record three times and has worn the yellow jersey on three separate occasions at the Tour de France. Artist who has won the Turner prize

Where Born Bury

When Born 23.9.1954

Preston

6.12.1958

Warrington Rawtenstall, Rossendale

20.2.1963 18.1.1964

Blackburn Middleton, Rochdale Wirral

1.7.1965 14.10.1965

Ulverston, South Lakeland Gary Barlow Solo artist, songwriter and front man for Take That Frodsham, Vale Royal Peter Kay Comedian, writer, producer, and actor Farnworth, Bolton Paula Radcliffe Long distance runner and current world record Davenham, holder of women’s marathon Vale Royal Michael Owen England footballer player who has previously played Chester for Liverpool Amir Khan Lightweight boxer Bolton Sources: www.information-britain.co.uk and www.en.wikipedia.org/

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26.8.1968

23.8.1969 20.1.1971 2.7.1973 17.12.1973 14.12.1979 8.12.1986

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Data Sources  GVA £ million Source: 2007 from December 2008 ONS Regional Accounts  GVA per head £ Source: 2007 from December 2008 ONS Regional Accounts  Count of active enterprises Source: 2008 Count of Active Enterprises, Business Demography, ONS  Count of births of new enterprises Source: 2008 Count of Births of New Enterprises, Business Demography, ONS  Count of deaths of enterprises Source: 2008 Count of Deaths of Enterprises, Business Demography, ONS  % of companies in broad industry groups Source: Annual Business Inquiry 2008, ONS  Working age population qualification levels (%) Source: January – December 2008 Annual Population Survey from ONS  Number of primary, secondary and special schools Source: Schools, Pupils and Their Characteristics: January 2009, DCSF  Pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 achieving 5+ A*-C grades at GCSE and equivalents (%) Source: 2008/9 GCSE and Equivalent Results of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 from the Department for Children, Schools and Families  Population (000s) Source: 2008 Mid Year Population Estimates from ONS  Population % under 16 Source: 2008 Mid Year Population Estimates from ONS  Population % of working age Source: 2008 Mid Year Population Estimates from ONS  Population % of pension age or over Source: 2008 Mid Year Population Estimates from ONS  Population change 1998-2008 Source: 1998 and 2008 Mid Year Population Estimates from ONS  Population density Source: 2008 taken from Regional Trends 41 from ONS Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

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 All ethnic groups as a % of population Source: Mid 2007 Population Estimates by Ethnic group (experimental statistics) from ONS  National Insurance Number Registrations (number and % of Northwest total) Source: National Insurance Number Registrations September 2009 (cumulative from 1 January 2002) from DWP  Country with highest number of National Insurance Number Registrations and % of area total Source: National Insurance Number Registrations September 2009 (cumulative from 1 January 2002) from DWP  Migration inflow into the region, outflow from the region and balance (000’s) Source: Mid 2007 – mid 2008 Internal Migration within the United Kingdom from ONS  Economic activity rate (%) Source: July 2008-June 2009 Annual Population Survey from ONS  Population % of working age Source: July 2008-June 2009 Annual Population Survey from ONS  In employment (000’s and %) Source: July 2008-June 2009 Annual Population Survey from ONS  Employees (000’s and %) Source: July 2008-June 2009 Annual Population Survey from ONS  Self employed (000’s and %) Source: July 2008-June 2009 Annual Population Survey from ONS  Unemployment rate (%) Source: July 2008-June 2009 Annual Population Survey from ONS  Claimant count (000’s and % of working age population) Source: February 2010 Claimant Count with Rates and Proportions from ONS  Income Support claimant count (000’s and % of working age population) Source: August 2009 Income Support Claimants from DWP  Median gross weekly pay (£) Source: 2009 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) from ONS  Mortality Rate - number of deaths (Standardised Mortality Ratio) Source: 2008 Deaths by Local Authority Area of Usual Residence, Numbers and Standardised Mortality Ratios (SMRs) from ONS  Size of the region (Sq km) and % of overall total Source: 2008 taken from Regional Trends 41 from ONS  Population density Source: 2008 taken from Regional Trends 41 from ONS Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

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 Green belt land area % (000’s hectares) Source: 2008/9 Local Planning Authority Green Belt Statistics from the Department for Communities and Local Government  Average overall house price (£) Source: February 2010 House Price Index from Land Registry  Average overall house price change 2009 - 2010 (%) Source: February 2010 House Price Index from Land Registry  Lower quartile house prices Source: Quarter 4 2009 Lower Quartile House Prices from the Department for Communities and Local Government  Lower quartile house price to lower quartile earnings ratio Source: 2009 Ratio of Lower Quartile House Price to Lower Quartile Earnings from the Department for Communities and Local Government  Number of households (000’s) Source: 2006 Projections of Households from the Department for Communities and Local Government  Number of lone parent households with dependent children and % of regional total Source: 2001 Census from ONS  Average travel to work time (minutes) Source: 2002 – 2003 Average Travel to Work Time from Local Knowledge (taken from the Labour Force Survey)  Number of wards eligible for Tier Two and Tier Three Grants for Business Investment support Source: The European Programme Team, Northwest Development Agency  Eligibility for Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective Source: The European Programme Team, Northwest Development Agency  Eligibility for Working Neighbourhood Fund Source: Working Neighbourhood Fund (WNF) Revised Allocations from the Department for Communities and Local Government  Visitor attractions Source: 2008 Annual Visitor Attractions Survey. Enjoy England  Number of SOA’s in 10% most deprived Source: 2007 Indices of Multiple Deprivation from the Department for Communities and Local Government  Total recorded crime: rate per 1,000 population Source: 2008/9 British Crime Survey from The Home Office  Burglaries (all): rate per 10,000 households Source: 2008/9 British Crime Survey from The Home Office Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

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 Theft or unauthorised taking of a vehicle: rate per 10,000 population Source: 2008/9 British Crime Survey from The Home Office  Theft from a vehicle: rate per 10,000 population Source: 2008/9 British Crime Survey from The Home Office  Violence (all BCS): rate per 10,000 adults Source: 2007/8 British Crime Survey from The Home Office  High level of perceived anti-social behaviour (%) Source: 2008/9 British Crime Survey from The Home Office  Gross disposable household income index (UK = 100) Source: 2007 Regional Household Income from ONS  Gross disposable household income per head (GDHI) (£) Source: 2007 Regional Household Income from ONS  Average annual % change in GDHI per head Source: 2006 – 2007 Regional Household Income from ONS  Interesting facts and famous people Source: www.information-britain.co.uk, www.en.wikipedia.org/, www.lancashireandblackpool.com, www.attractionsblackpool.co.uk/, www.lancashireandblackpool.com, www.hotel365.co.uk/facts.htm, www.historic-carlisle.org.uk/, www.britainexpress.com, www.chestertourist.com, The Salt Museum, Chester and Cheshire Visitor Guide, www.aboutbritain.com, www.merseyreporter.com, www.knowsley.com, www.liverpool.gov.uk, www.marketingmanchester.com, www.visitmanchester.com, www.visitcumbria.com, www.visitsthelens.com and www.wiganworld.co.uk

Email: nwriu@nwda.co.uk Tel: 01925 400291 NWDA Research Team, Renaissance House, Warrington Website: www.nwriu.co.uk

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