About the Area

The Sheffield City Region has a diverse economy comprising a dynamic core city, important towns and market towns, fabulous countryside and a significant rural economy. The City Region encompasses more than 1.8 million people and approximately 700,000 jobs.

The City Region is located at the strategic heart of the country. It is comprised of the nine local authority areas of Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire, Rotherham and Sheffield.

The Sheffield City Region’s economy has an output of more than £28.2 billion pounds per year and contains approximately 44,700 businesses.

The Sheffield City Region is synonymous with high quality, innovative products that are exported around the globe, promoted by the ‘Made in Sheffield’ brand. The area’s economic base has transformed over the last twenty years from being dominated by more traditional manufacturing to a wider range of knowledge economy sectors, including advanced manufacturing, healthcare technologies, creative and digital industries and a developing low carbon sector.

The Sheffield City Region has a broad and mixed economic base. The following sectors are important in driving future growth, jobs and success:

  • Advanced  manufacturing
  • Low carbon
  • Construction
  • Logistics
  • Creative and digital
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial and business services
  • Retail
  • Healthcare technologies
  • Sport, leisure and tourism

The City Region’s strategic location at the heart of the UK, strong transport links, its diversity of offer, two Universities and a number of higher education colleges, competitive house prices, high quality of life and sense of place, including the Peak District National Park, and diverse cultural offer, make it an attractive place in which to live, work, visit, study and invest.

You can find links to our 9 local authorities in the footer of every page.