With an estimated population of 474,632, according to Google, the City of Leeds arguably has one of the most diverse economies in all the UK’s leading employment centres. We love that it has seen the fastest rate of private sector jobs growth of any city in the UK, with 77% of its workforce working in the private sector. Not only that, but it also has the highest ratio of private to public sector jobs of all the UK’s core cities.
Today, Leeds is the second largest legal and financial centre, with London being the largest. £13 billion is being contributed to the city’s economy by the financial and insurances sector. The Bank of England has an office in Leeds as well as more than 30 other national and international banks.