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North West England is one of the nine official regions of England. It has a population of 6,853,200 and comprises five ceremonial counties of EnglandCumbriamarker, Lancashiremarker, Greater Manchestermarker, Merseyside, and Cheshiremarker.

North West England is bounded on the west by the Irish Seamarker and on the east by The Pennines mountain range. The region extends from the Scottish Borders in the north to the Welsh Mountains in the south. The highest point in North West England (and the highest peak in England) is Scafell Pikemarker, Cumbria, at a height of .

Two large conurbations, centred on the cities of Liverpoolmarker and Manchestermarker, occupy the south of the region and are its largest centres of population. The north of the region, including northern Lancashire and Cumbria, is largely rural.

Local government

The official region consists of the following subdivisions:

Ceremonial county County/Unitary Districts
Cheshiremarker Cheshire East U.A.
Cheshire West and Chestermarker U.A.
Haltonmarker U.A.
Warringtonmarker U.A.
Cumbriamarker Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakelandmarker, Copelandmarker, Allerdalemarker, Edenmarker, Carlislemarker
Greater Manchestermarker * Boltonmarker, Burymarker, Manchestermarker, Oldhammarker, Rochdalemarker, Salfordmarker, Stockportmarker, Tameside, Traffordmarker, Wiganmarker
Lancashiremarker Lancashire † West Lancashiremarker, Chorleymarker, South Ribblemarker, Fyldemarker, Prestonmarker, Wyremarker, Lancastermarker, Ribble Valley, Pendlemarker, Burnleymarker, Rossendalemarker, Hyndburnmarker
Blackpoolmarker U.A.
Blackburn with Darwen U.A.
Merseyside * Knowsleymarker, Liverpoolmarker, St. Helensmarker, Sefton, Wirral


Key: shire county = † | metropolitan county = *

After abolition of the Greater Manchester and Merseyside County Councils in 1986, power was transferred to the Metropolitan Boroughs, effectively making them Unitary Authorities.

Demographics

Population, density and settlements

Region/County Population Population Density Largest town/city Largest metropolitan area
North West England 6,853,200 475/km² Manchestermarker (458,100) Greater Manchester Urban Areamarker (2,240,230)
Greater Manchestermarker 2,553,800 1,997/km² Manchester (458,100) Greater Manchester Urban Area (2,240,230)
Lancashiremarker 1,449,600 468/km² Prestonmarker (184,836 ) Preston/Chorley/Leyland urban Areamarker (335,000)
Merseyside 1,353,600 2,118/km² Liverpoolmarker (436,100) Liverpool Urban Areamarker (816,000)
Cheshiremarker 1,003,600 424/km² Chestermarker (77,040) Warringtonmarker (194,700)
Cumbriamarker 496,200 73/km² Carlislemarker (71,773) City of Carlislemarker (105,200)


North West England's population accounts for just over 13% of England's overall population. 37.86% of the North West's population resides in Greater Manchester, 21.39% in Lancashire, 20.30% in Merseyside, 14.76% in Cheshire and 7.41% live in the largest county geographically, Cumbria.

Ethnicity

This data is based on 2007 estimates.

92.1% (6,324,600) of people in the region belong to any 'White' background. 89.4% (6,137,800) of the overall regional population is White British, 1.0% (69,800) White Irish and 1.7% (117,000) White Other.

The Mixed Race population makes up 1.2% (85,400) of the region's population. There are 304,200 South Asians in the region, making up 4.4% of the population, and 1.1% Blacks (75,200). 0.7% of the population (46,200) is Chinese and 0.4% (28,700) of people classified themselves as 'Other' in the census.

North West England is a very diverse region, and cities such as Manchester and Liverpool are amongst the most diverse in Europe. 19.4% of Blackburn with Darwen's population are Muslim, the third highest among all local authorities in the United Kingdom and the highest outside London and a significant South Asian population of over 20%. Areas such as Moss Sidemarker in Greater Manchester are home to over a 30% Black British population. Even isolated towns such as Barrow-in-Furnessmarker (considered to be at the end of England's largest cul-de-sac) have significant and ever increasing ethnic minority populations, the town now has higher proportions of people belonging to the 'Other' ethnic group than the UK average which can only be said for a few North West towns. The town of St. Helens within Merseyside unusually for a city-area has the lowest percentage of ethnic minorities in the whole of England. The City of Liverpool is now over 800 years old, and is one of the few places in Britain where ethnic minority populations can be traced back over dozens of generations, being one of the closest English cities to Ireland it is home to a significant Irish population, and links to the British Slave Trade resulted in the city being home to one of the first ever Afro-Caribbean communities in the UK.

Summarised
  • There are around 400,000 people living in the North West of any Asian ethnicity (5.8% of regions population), England average is around 9%
  • Around 125,000 people from the North West are of full or partial Sub-African and/or Caribbean descent (1.8% of regions population), England average is around 4%
  • The single largest non-white ethnic group in the North West are Pakistanis, numbering at least 143,900


Place of birth

Please note that the list below is not how many people belong to each ethnic group (i.e. there are over 25,000 ethnic Italians in Manchester alone, whilst only 6,000 Italian born people live in the North West), please note also that due to recent immigration to the UK, the numbers below are likely to be substantially lower than the current populations, and countries such as Polandmarker would most certainly make the top 5. The fifteen most common countries of birth in 2001 for North West citizens were as follows (also note that the five most common foreign places of birth, as estimated in 2008 are stated in brackets):
  • England - 6,169,753
  • Scotland - 109,163
  • Wales - 73,850
  • Ireland - 56,887 (51,000 in 2008)
  • Pakistan - 46,529 (58,000 in 2008)
  • Northern Ireland - 34,879
  • India - 34,600 (48,000 in 2008)
  • Germany - 19,931 (25,000 in 2008)
  • China and Hong Kong - 15,491
  • Bangladesh - 13,746
  • South Africa - 7,740
  • United States - 7,037
  • Jamaica - 6,661
  • Italy - 6,325
  • Australia - 5,880


  • Poland - (37,000 in 2008)


Religion

The table below is based in the 2001 UK Census.

Region Christian Muslim Hindu Sikh Jewish Buddhist Other No Religion/ Not Stated
North West England 78.0% 3.0% 0.4% 0.1% 0.4% 0.2% 0.2% 17.7%
United Kingdom 71.6% 2.7% 1.0% 0.6% 0.5% 0.3% 0.3% 23.2%


Teenage pregnancy

For top-tier authorities, Manchester has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in the region. For council districts, Burnleymarker has the highest rate, closely followed by Hyndburnmarker, both in Lancashire. For top-tier authorities, Cheshire has the lowest teenage pregnancy rate. For council districts, Edenmarker has the lowest rate closely followed by South Lakelandmarker, both in Cumbria.

Language and dialect

Up until the 12th Century, Cumbric (a Celtic language), was spoken throughout Northwest England. This language was gradually replaced by Old/Middle English, but the language still survives in various placenames throughout the North West, and reconstructions of the language are being attempted. In modern times, English is the most spoken language in the North West, with a large percentage of the population being fluent in it, and close to 100% being conversational in it. To the north-east of the region, within the historic boundaries of Cumberlandmarker, the Cumbrian dialect is dominant. The historical county of Lancashiremarker covered a vast amount of land, and the Lancashire dialect and accent is still predominant throughout the county, and stretches as far north as Furness in South Cumbria to parts of north Greater Manchestermarker in the south of the region. The region boasts some of the most distinctive accents in the Scouse accent which originates from the Merseyside area and the Manc accent deriving from the central Manchestermarker district. The region's accents are among those referred to as 'Northern English'.

Large immigrant populations in the North West result in the presence of significant immigrant languages. South Asian languages such as Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi are considerably widespread, with the largest amount of speakers resideing in Prestonmarker, Blackburnmarker and Manchestermarker. The Chinese once made up the largest minority in the region (due to Liverpool having one of the oldest if not the oldest Chinese settlement in Europe), and still do to the far north where Chinese is spoken by small but significant communities. Since the expansion of the EU over 1 million Poles have immigrated to the UK, with a large amount settling in the North West, places such as Crewemarker alongside the larger cities make Polish written information available for the public, to much controversy. Other immigrant languages with a presence in the North West are Spanish, mainly amongst the Latin American communities in Barrow-in-Furnessmarker, Lancastermarker, Liverpoolmarker and Manchestermarker, as well as various other Eastern European and Asian languages.

The most taught languages in schools across the North West are English, French and German. Spanish and Italian are available at older levels, and in cities such as Manchester and Liverpool, even Urdu and Mandarin are being taught to help maintain links between the local minority populations.

Cities and towns





Population > 400,000 Population > 100,000 Population > 70,000 Population > 50,000 Population > 30,000 Population > 20,000


Metropolitan areas



The five largest metropolitan areas in the North West are as follows:



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Elected regional assembly

It is one of the two regions (along with Yorkshire and the Humber) that were expected to hold a referendum on the establishment of an elected regional assembly. However, when the North East region of England rejected having an elected regional assembly in a referendum, further referendums where cancelled and the proposals for elected regional assemblies in England put on hold. The regional leaders forum, 4NW, an unelected quango, is based on Waterside Drive in Wiganmarker.

European Parliament

The North West England European Parliament constituency has the same boundaries as the Region.

History

Ten English regions were established by the government in 1994. At that time, Merseyside, which already had its own Government Office, formerly the Merseyside Task Force, was regarded as a separate region. In 1998, Merseyside was merged into the North West region. This action was controversial in some quarters.

Transport

Transport policy

As part of the national transport planning system,the Regional Assembly is required to produce aRegional Transport Strategy to providelong term planning for transport in the region.This involves region wide transport schemes such as those carried out bythe Highways Agency and Network Rail.Within the region the local transport authorities plan for the future by producing Local Transport Plans which outline their strategies, policies and implementation programmes. The most recent LTP is that for the period 2006-11.In the North West region the following transport authorities have published their LTP online: Blackburn with Darwen U.A, Blackpoolmarker U.A., Cheshiremarker, Cumbriamarker, Greater Manchestermarker, Halton U.A., Lancashiremarker, Merseyside and Warringtonmarker U.A.. Since 1 April 2009, when the county of Cheshire was split into two unitary councils the Cheshire transport authority ceased to exist, however it is the most recent LTP for the area.

Road



Regionwide

Regionwide the principal road link is the M6, this runs all the way from Carlislemarker and Scotlandmarker in the north to Warringtonmarker in the south, connecting such towns and cities as Penrithmarker, Kendalmarker, Lancastermarker, Prestonmarker, Liverpoolmarker and Manchestermarker. The M6 intersects many of the North West's motorways and A-roads, and carries almost 120,000 vehicles per day (41,975,000 per year).



Greater Manchester and Merseyside

The Greater Manchester and Merseyside areas are home to almost 4 million people, and over half the region's population. The road networks intertwining these metropolitan areas are extremely important to the economy and are largely motorway, including the M62 which crosses the entire country (east to west – Hullmarker to Liverpool), this motorway directly connects the cities of Manchester and Liverpool. The M62 sees 78,000 vehicles using the motorway in the North West per day. The Merseyside-Manchester region has many motorways, that serve many millions on a daily basis, other include the M61 which connects Manchester to Preston, the M56 which runs south of Manchester to Cheshire and Walesmarker, The M57 and M58 motorways run north of Liverpool, and connect towns such as St Helensmarker and Wiganmarker. The M60marker is Manchester's ring road, the M67 and M66 motorways run east and north respectively, both of these motorways are under and link Manchester to smaller outlying settlements. On top of this there are countless numbers of A-roads, B-roads and minor roads which circle, entwine and serve these two major metropolises. For more information, see: Transport in Manchester.



Cumbria

In Cumbria the M6 runs all the way down the east of the county connecting the very north of England to the Lancashire border. The A590 links Barrow-in-Furnessmarker to Kendalmarker with around 14,000 vehicles per day. The A595 runs all the way along the West Cumbrian coast beginning near Barrow and ending in Carlisle, linking towns such as Whitehavenmarker and Workingtonmarker. The A591 road runs from Kendal to the centre of the county connecting Lake Districtmarker settlements like Windermeremarker, Amblesidemarker and Keswickmarker. Other important A-roads include the A5092, A66, A596 and formerly the A74, until this was upgraded to motorway standard as an extension of the M6 between 2006 and 2008 to meet the A74 at the Scottish border.

Lancashire

The Lancashire economy relies strongly on the M6 which also runs from north to south (Lancaster to Chorleymarker). Other motorways in the region include the fairly short M55 which connects the city of Preston and the town of Blackpool at 11.5 miles (18.3 km) in length. The M65 motorway runs from east to west starting in the town of Colnemarker, running through Burnleymarker, Accringtonmarker, Blackburnmarker and terminating in Preston. Lancashire is home to many A-roads. The Lancaster-Morecambemarker area is served by the A683 and A589 roads, the Blackpool-Fyldemarker-Fleetwoodmarker area is home to the A587, A584, A583 and A585 roads. The city of Preston and its surroundings are served by the A6, A59, A583, A582 and to the very south-east, the M61 motorway. To the east of the county are the A59, A6119, A677, A679, A666, A680, A56, A646 and A682.

Cheshire

In Cheshire there are four motorways the M6, the M56 (linking Chester to the east), the M53 (linking Chester to Birkenheadmarker) and the M62, which runs just along the county's northern border with Merseyside and Greater Manchester. The Cheshire road system is made up of 3417 miles (5500 km) of highway, and the principal one (M6) carries 140,000 vehicles in the county daily, linking the North West to the West Midlands. The county town of Chester is served by the A55, A483 and A494 roads which lead to all directions of the UK including Wales, which part of the city lies in. To the west of the M6, Crewemarker, Northwichmarker and Sandbachmarker are served by the A54, A51, A49, A533 and A530 roads, these all eventually link up connecting the towns to the larger cities, including Stoke-on-Trentmarker to the south. To the east of the M6 in Cheshire lies the Peak Districtmarker, and towns such as Macclesfieldmarker and Congletonmarker which are served by the A6, A537, A536, A34, A523 and A566 roads.

Air

The primary international airport in the region is Manchester Airportmarker, which served 22.1 million passengers in 2007 (18.7 million of which were international), more than some of the world's major aviation hubs, including Los Angeles International Airportmarker. The airport is home to three terminals (plus the World Freight Terminal), which serve destinations worldwide. The largest airlines at the airport in terms of flights in 2007 were Flybe, BMI, British Airways, Jet2.com and Lufthansamarker, although several long-haul carriers such as American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines and Emirates also operate from the airport.

In 2007 Manchester had a recorded 222,703 aircraft movements, the airport is also a hub for major holiday airlines such as Thomas Cook Airlines, Monarch Airlines, First Choice Airways and Thomson Airways.

The regions second largest, but fastest growing airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airportmarker, where passenger numbers have increased from around 690,000 in 1997 to nearly 5.5 million in 2007. The airport serves destinations primarily in the UK and Europe and is a major hub for EasyJet and Ryanair.

The only other significant passenger airport in the region is Blackpool Airportmarker, which was refurbished in 2006 and handles around half a million passengers annually. Destinations range from the Canary Islandsmarker in Spain to the Republic of Irelandmarker.

Cheshire

Cumbria

Greater Manchester

Lancashire

Merseyside
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airportmarker – International airport operated by Liverpool Airport plc, destinations worldwide
  • RAF Woodvalemarker – Operated by the Royal Air Force, military use
  • Southport Birkdale Sands airstrip – Sand runway located on Southport beach (infrequent use, subject to prior permission)


Rail



The main connection by train is the West Coast Main Linemarker (Virgin Trains), connecting most of the North West. Other important lines are the Liverpool to Manchester Lines and the North TransPennine which connects Liverpoolmarker to Manchestermarker through Warringtonmarker. East-west connections in Lancashire are carried via the Caldervale Line to Blackpoolmarker.

Sea

Sea ferries depart from Liverpoolmarker (Gladstone Dockmarker) to Dublinmarker (P&O Irish Sea) and to Douglasmarker on the Isle of Manmarker (Isle of Man Steam Packet); Birkenheadmarker (Twelve Quays Terminalmarker) to Belfastmarker and Dublin (Norfolkline Irish Sea Ferries – former Norse Merchant Ferries); Fleetwoodmarker to Larnemarker (Stena Line) in Northern Irelandmarker; and Heyshammarker to Douglas (Isle of Man Steam Packet).

Economy

The North West is historically linked with the textiles industry, mainly before the mid 20th century. The area's electricity, formerly looked after by MANWEB and NORWEB, is now looked after by ScottishPower Energy Networks and United Utilities respectively.

According to research by Cushman and Wakefield in 2008, Manchester is the second best city to locate a business in the UK whilst Liverpool is the eleventh best city.

Cheshire

Cheshire is linked with the salt industry. Ineos (the site was previously owned by ICI Chemicals) has a large plant in Runcorn. AstraZeneca is in Macclesfieldmarker. BNFL and its subsidiary Sellafield Ltd (former British Nuclear Group), and ABB UK are based in Daresburymarker near Runcorn, although most of BNG's operations take place at Sellafieldmarker in Cumbriamarker. Vauxhall, home of the Astra, and Shellmarker are in Ellesmere Portmarker. Sandbachmarker used to home of ERF and Fodens trucks. British Salt is in Middlewichmarker; Bisto used to be made there, but production moved to Worksopmarker (Nottinghamshire) in 2008. Focus, Mornflake and Bentley Motors are in Crewe. Betfred and United Utilities are based in Warrington, and Bensons for Beds is based nearby to the north in Burtonwood and Westbrookmarker next to the M62 and Burtonwood services. Pets at Home is at Handforthmarker near Wilmslowmarker.

Vauxhall's plant in Ellesmere Port

Lancashire

The main private employer in Lancashire is BAE Systemsmarker who have two sites either side of Prestonmarker for the manufacture of military aircraft. The boiler firm BAXImarker originates from Prestonmarker also, and InBev have a brewery nearby in Samlesburymarker (former Whitbread). Leyland Trucks manufactures several highly popular truck ranges from Leylandmarker. Whilst other brands originating from Lancashire include: TVR, Reebok, Jaguar Cars and Warburtons to name a few. Nationwide fashion retailer Matalan has its head office and main distribution centre in Skelmersdalemarker. B & M Retail is in Blackpool, as is the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Greater Manchester

PG Tips are made on Trafford Park
Kelloggs is in Trafford Parkmarker (Manchester), and nearby the Brooke Bond division of Unilever make PG Tips. Robertson's (now owned by Premier Foods since it was bought from Rank Hovis McDougall) moved their marmalade (Golden Shred) and jam processing from Droylsdenmarker to Histon and Impingtonmarker (Cambridgeshire) in October 2008. Makro is in Ecclesmarker. JJB Sports is in Wigan. JD Sports is in Burymarker as is Birthdays. Scottish & Newcastle have their large Royal Brewery in Manchester. The Co-op is based in Manchester and Rochdalemarker as is Zen Internetmarker. Heinz, although based in Hayesmarker in Middlesexmarker, has the largest food processing complex in Europe at a 55 acre site at Kitt Green in Wigan, which produces 1.4 billion cans of food each year. Sock Shop is in Bolton. BAE Systemsmarker build aircraft in Chaddertonmarker and Woodfordmarker in Manchester, and Wartonmarker and Samlesburymarker near Preston. PZ Cussons, MAN B&W Diesel, Umbro and the internet bank Smile are in Stockport. Russell Hobbs is in Failsworthmarker. Inventive Leisure, who own the Revolution pub chain, are in Ashton-under-Lynemarker. Timpson is in Wythenshawemarker; Sharwood's used to make their sauces there until Premier Foods moved production to Bury St Edmundsmarker in 2008. Sarson's make vinegar in Middletonmarker. Cotton Traders are in Altrincham. McVitie's make their Jaffa Cakes, Penguins and chocolate digestives at Heaton Chapelmarker next to the A6.

Merseyside

Littlewood's Building
Pilkington is in St Helensmarker. Littlewoods are in Garstonmarker. Princes, Johnsons Cleaners UK, Maersk Line UKmarker, the Beetham Organization, the Royal Liver Assurance and T J Hughes have their headquarters in Liverpool. Ford (and Jaguar) is in Halewoodmarker. Halewood International, who make Lambrini, Red Square, Lamb's Navy Rum and some alcopops, are in Whitefield Lane End, in the south of Huytonmarker at the M62/M57 junction. Pontins is in Ainsdalemarker, Sefton. Ty·phoo tea is made in Moretonmarker, and there is a factory of Burton's Foods who make Cadbury's cakes.

Cumbria

Royal Navy submarines and ships are made by BAE Systemsmarker in Barrow-in-Furnessmarker. The Lake Districtmarker is popular with holiday makers. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is near Whitehaven.

Education

Secondary Education

Secondary schools are mostly comprehensive, except Trafford retains a wholly selective school system, and there are some other grammar schools in Lancashire, Wirral, Liverpool and Cumbria. At GCSE, the lowest performing area by far is Knowsley, one of the worst performing in the UK. Other low performing areas in Greater Merseyside are Halton and Liverpool. Sefton performs much better than its neighbour, Liverpool. Warrington is the best performing area, followed by Wirral. In Greater Manchester, Manchester performs the worst, followed by Salford then Oldham. The best performing area is Trafford (one of the best in the UK), followed by Stockport and Bury. In the Lancashire area, Blackpool is low performing. Bury, Cheshire, Lancashire, Stockport, Trafford, Warrington and Wirral perform higher than the UK average. At A level, Trafford performs the best, and again like GCSE is one of the best areas in the UK. The lowest performing area is, again, Knowsley but followed by Rochdale. Areas performing above the UK average are Lancashire, Bury, Wigan, Blackpool, Cheshire, and Wirral. Blackpool performs not particularly well at GCSE, yet produces much better results at A level – even better than Cheshire.

Top thirty state schools in the North West (2008 A level results)

Colleges



Universities

There are many universities sited across the region, with the majority being to the south around Manchestermarker and Liverpoolmarker, every university in the North West is listed below:

Local media

Local media include:

Town and City Twinnings

Ashton-under-Lynemarker Chaumont, France
Blackburnmarker Altenamarker, Germany

Péronnemarker, France
Blackpoolmarker Bottropmarker, Germany
Boltonmarker Le Mansmarker, France

Paderbornmarker, Germany
Burnleymarker Vitry Sur Seine, France
Burymarker Angoulêmemarker, France

Datongmarker, China

Tullemarker, France

Schorndorfmarker, Germany

Woodbury, New Jerseymarker, USA
Carlislemarker Flensburgmarker, Germany

Słupskmarker, Poland
Carnforthmarker Sailly-sur-la-Lysmarker, France
Chaddertonmarker Geesthachtmarker, Germany
Chestermarker Sens, France
Chorleymarker Székesfehérvármarker, Hungary
Dalton-in-Furnessmarker Dalton, Pennsylvaniamarker, USA
Dentonmarker Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France
Droylsdenmarker Villemomble, France
Dukinfieldmarker Champagnole, France
Ellesmere Portmarker Reutlingenmarker, Germany
Failsworthmarker Landsberg am Lechmarker, Germany
Fleetwoodmarker Fleetwood, Pennsylvaniamarker, USA
Halton Leiria, Portugal

Marzahn-Hellersdorfmarker, Germany

Tongling, China

Ústí nad Labemmarker, Czech Republic
Heywoodmarker Peinemarker, Germany
Kendalmarker Killarneymarker, Ireland

Rintelnmarker, Germany
Knowsleymarker Moersmarker, Germany
Lancastermarker Aalborgmarker, Denmark

Rendsburgmarker, Germany
Liverpoolmarker Cologne, Germany

Dublinmarker, Ireland

Odessamarker, Ukraine

Shanghai, China
Longdendalemarker Ruppichterothmarker, Germany
Manchestermarker Amsterdammarker, Netherlands

Chemnitzmarker, Germany

Córdobamarker, Spain

Faisalabadmarker, Pakistan

Puerto Cabezasmarker, Nicaragua

Rehovotmarker, Israel

Saint Petersburgmarker Russia

Wuhanmarker, China
Mossleymarker Hemmarker, France
Oldhammarker Kranjmarker, Slovenia
Oswaldtwistlemarker Falkenbergmarker, Sweden
Prestonmarker Almelomarker, Netherlands

Kaliszmarker, Poland

Nîmesmarker, France

Recklinghausenmarker, Germany
Rochdalemarker Bielefeldmarker, Germany

Lvivmarker, Ukraine

Sahiwal, Pakistan

Tourcoingmarker, France
Salfordmarker Clermont-Ferrandmarker, France

Lunenmarker, Germany

Narbonnemarker, France

Saint-Ouen, France
Sedberghmarker Zreĉemarker, Slovenia
Sefton Gdańskmarker, Poland

Monsmarker, Belgium

Fort Lauderdalemarker, USA
Stalybridgemarker Armentièresmarker, France
Stockportmarker Béziersmarker, France

Heilbronnmarker, Germany
St Helensmarker Stuttgartmarker, Germany

Chalon-sur-Saônemarker, France
Tameside Bengbu, China

Mutaremarker, Zimbabwe
Ulverstonmarker Albert, France
Warringtonmarker Hildenmarker, Germany

Lake County, Illinoismarker, USA

Náchodmarker, Czech Republic
Wiganmarker Angersmarker, France
Workingtonmarker Selmmarker, Germany

Val-de-Reuilmarker, France


Football

Here is a list of the Premier League and Football League teams in the North West ranked on their 2007-08 league position:

There are 21 Premier League and Football League teams in the North West with:

8 from Greater Manchester (38%)

6 from Lancashire (29%)

3 from Merseyside (14%)

3 from Cheshire (14%)

1 from Cumbria (5%)

Of all the teams in the Premier League and Football League 23% come from the North West. The next nearest region is Greater London with 10 teams (11%). The North West also has 8 teams in the Premier League, more than any other region. Greater London is the next nearest with 5 despite having a far greater population.

Teams in the North West have won 53 out of 109 English football League titles (49%), more than any other region.

Rugby League

Here is a list of the Super League and National League teams in the North West ranked on their 2007 league position:



See also



References

  1. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=7&b=276778&c=manchester&d=13&e=13&g=351271&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1256832914930&enc=1&dsFamilyId=1809
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  5. CAA 2007 Annual Airport Statistics
  6. GCSE and A-level results for 2006 | Schools special reports | EducationGuardian.co.uk
  7. http://www.sthelensreporter.co.uk/
  8. http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/


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