Nottingham: city snapshot

NottinghamHome to Robin Hood and the famous Rock City music venue, two universities and with a tourism yield of £1.5 billion per year, Nottingham has increasingly become an attractive spot for young people to move to.


Nottingham has a population of approximately 305,700 and the wider Nottingham Urban Area’s population stands at 729,977, making it the country’s 9th largest urban area.

Learning and trainingUniversities

Nottingham Trent University
The University of Nottingham


Nottingham Music Hub


West Nottinghamshire College
North Nottinghamshire College
Lincoln College
Central College Nottingham




Did you know?

Nottingham is home to some brilliant inventions including cat eyes, HP sauce and the GM tomato!

Nottingham Trent University has a world famous fashion department that has developed some cutting edge technology for the world of textiles.

Nottingham is the home to Wellington Films, an indie film company that have made award winning titles.

What’s new?

A project called ‘Wireless Nottingham’ intends to see wireless connectivity to the web available across public venues and along the famous tram network.

Future plans

The Nottingham Growth plan, which harnesses input from key figures in the public and private sectors has the following aims for completion over the next five to ten years:

  • Foster enterprise, removing the barriers – such as access to finance – that too often stifle growth
  • Support training, creating a workforce with the technical skills these new industries require
  • Build a 21st century infrastructure

Find out more

Nottingham City Council
Experience Nottinghamshire
Nottingham Youth Council