Employment in Sheffield
Historically known for steel-making, Sheffield has seen a surge of redevelopment. In 2004 it was the fastest growing city outside of London for office and residential spaces, and in 2008 it was ranked as one of the top ten best cities to locate a business.
The economy in Sheffield has an average yearly growth of around 5%, growing faster than the broader region.
Sheffield’s two universities, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, bring around 65,000 students to the city every year between them.