How Sheffield Compares

  • Central location with excellent road and rail connections to the rest of the UK, and 5 international airports within an hours travelling time

  • Population of over 2.1 million people within one hour peak travel time

  • 33% of the population educated to degree standard

  • Lowest annual salaries of all core cities and 28% lower than London

  • Average travel to work time of 23 minutes

  • Office occupancy costs 39% lower than London

  • Office rents 63% lower than London

  • Least congested city in England

  • Sheffield to London by train 1hr 45 mins by 2019 (currently 2hrs 4 mins)

  • Most peace urban area in England according to Institute for Economics and Peace 2013

  • Over 63,000 students at two of the UK's leading universities

  • 12 universities within an hours commute, Britain's most concentrated and popular higher education destination outside London