With a population of 551,800 in mid-2011, the City of Sheffield is England’s third largest metropolitan authority.
‘Having two highly ranked universities in the same city isn’t common, but Sheffield is home to the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam, both of which are ranked within the top 70 universities in the UK. The result of having two outstanding universities in one small city means more than 50,000 students studying in a welcoming, familiar and tight-knit student community. What more could you ask for?’
Although this doesn’t feel like a lot it means that 10% of the population is student based.