Facts and Figures

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Norwich is ranked 4th in the UK for the number of internationally recognised scientists based in the city.

Norwich has the most complete medieval street pattern in the UK and the largest collection of pre-Reformation churches in Northern Europe.

Norwich has more Park & Ride sites (6 purpose-built, award-winning sites) than any other UK city.

New businesses have a better-than-UK-average survival rate in Norwich.

The city has the largest open-air market in England and hosts regular farmers markets and a popular twice-yearly French market.

The Greater Norwich area has high growth projections with an additional 33,000 homes and 35,000 jobs by 2021.

Norwich has 23 parks, including a unique collection of 1930s parks, miles of riverside walks and 150 acres of historic woodland running right into the city centre.

Greater Norwich currently has a population of 230,000, projected to rise to 280,000 by 2025, and a catchment population of 1 million.

Norwich is the only place in the UK, outside of Oxford Street in London, to have four national department stores (Debenhams, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis) and an independent department store, Jarrold, within its city centre.

Norwich has the second highest graduate retention rate in the country with over 40% of graduates from the university living and working locally.

Norwich is a theatrical city with six theatres, including one of only two puppet theatres in the country.

26% of Norwich’s population falls within the 16-29 age group, compared to a UK average of 18%.

420,000 people live within a 30 minute drive of the city centre.

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