Located in the North West of England, Liverpool has one of the largest urban economies within the United Kingdom.
Over 2 million people live in Liverpool, the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the UK. Most of the local workforces are professionals, followed by technicians and trades workers. Half the population is foreign-born, and speaks another language.
The largest industries in the city are health, retail, manufacturing, education, public administration and construction.
The healthcare industry is Liverpool’s largest in terms of employment. It is also home to several large pharmaceutical companies, including Novartis, which has a large manufacturing facility in Speke, which has the highest density of biologic manufacturing companies in Europe.