Cambridge & Peterborough: City Study Results

27 January 2014, 06:20

An annual study on the UK's cities has been released this morning, but what does it say about Cambridge and Peterborough?

Centre For Cities have released their annual report on how the UK's largest cities are doing, and how they are set to fare in the year ahead.

Peterborough has been named the UK's fastest growing city by population.

The study says in 2002 158,800 people lived in the city, but by 2012, that number had risen to 186,400.

Cambridge was named the 4th fastest growing city by population, with 109,500 people living there in 2002, but 125,200 by 2012.

Cambridge was named as the top city for the lowest number of people claiming Job Seeker's Allowance.

It's also been named number one for the highest rise in house prices over the last year. The study says on average there's been a £35,200 price increase, between 2012-2013.

Peterborough's been ranked 8th for the highest rise in house prices over the last year - prices rose by an average of £5,500.

Peterborough City Council

Cambridge has also been ranked number one for the lowest rates of inequality, as well as the city with the highest percentage of high qualifications.

To see the full study, click here.

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