The City of Liverpool

The City of Liverpool is known across the world for its culture and heritage including the waterfront, unique attractions, exciting large-scale events, and world-class sport (including the football clubs Liverpool and Everton) and music (most notably the historic home of the Beatles being the Cavern Club). The city’s historic heart is found at the waterfront, where famous architectural buildings such as the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building, and the Port of Liverpool Building – collectively known as the Three Graces – can be found. Liverpool has 26 Grade 1 listed buildings (Grade 1 is the most important Grade), and these structures are of national and international importance; these include the Royal Albert Dock (where the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the International Slavery Museum, and the Tate Gallery are located), the Liver Building, St Georges Hall, Bluecoat and Toxteth Chapel. 

The city of Liverpool is a great provider of higher education with three universities providing courses for some 50,000 students. The population of Liverpool (ONS 2020) is 500,474, and in recent years the number of international students, particularly from China, adding to the city’s diverse population mix. The city’s success at being awarded European Capital of Culture in 2008 led to a surge in international visitors, and now Liverpool has become one of the UK’s most important tourist destinations. This goes along with the recognition of the importance of the Visitor Economy, with many international visitors flying direct into the Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Public Administration, Education and Health are combined the single largest employment sector within Liverpool’s economy, accounting for approximately 40% of all jobs in the city, with large companies and organisations such as The Very Group (online retailer), Barclays, Bosch and Sony operating within the unitary boundary.