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UK Place
Population136082 ((2001 Census))
Metropolitan boroughStockport
Metropolitan countyGreater Manchester
RegionNorth West England
Other Information
Postcode districtSK1-SK8, SK12 SK
Dialling code0161
UK ParliamentStockport

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Stockport (c-eniconˈstɒkpɔːt) is a large town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on elevated ground on the River Mersey at the confluence of the rivers Goyt and Tame, 6.1 mi (9.8 km) southeast from the centre of Manchester. Stockport is the largest settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, and has a population of 136,082, the wider borough having 281,000.

Historically a part of Cheshire, Stockport in the 16th century was a small town entirely on the southbank of the Mersey, and known for the cultivation of hemp and rope manufacture and in the 18th century the town had one of the first mechanised silk factories in the British Isles. However, Stockport's predominant industries of the 19th century were the cotton and allied industries. Stockport was also at the centre of the country's hatting industry which by 1884 was exporting more than six million hats a year. In December 1997 the last Stockport hat works closed. The town's hatting heritage is preserved at 'Hat Works - the Museum of Hatting'.

Dominating the western approaches to the town is the Stockport Viaduct. Built in 1840, the viaduct's 27 brick arches over the River Mersey carry the mainline railways from Manchester to Birmingham and London. This structure featured as the background in many paintings by L.S. Lowry. Lowry often visited the Stockport War Memorial Gallery on Greek Street especially during the annual Guild exhibition of paintings and sculpture.

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Ali talks up the positives as Chiefs head to Stockport to tackle Sharks - Express & Echo Tweet this news
Express & Echo--The Sandy Park outfit head to -Stockport- today to play Sale on the back of four successive losses - their worst run of the season. Assistant coach Hepher said he and boss Rob Baxter had tried to remind the players what they have been - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:16:49 GMT+00:00
United Set To Overshadow City….Again! - (blog) Tweet this news (blog)--You could almost feel sorry for the people of -Stockport-, just when they finally see their beloved club come within touching distance of a first trophy since 1976 they then learn it could come only half an hour after United - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 09:10:53 GMT+00:00
'Your weeds are too dirty!' Grandmother staggered after council refuses to ... - Daily Mail Tweet this news
Daily Mail--But yesterday she found it was still there, still full - and had a sticker on it from -Stockport- council reading: 'The contents of your wheelie bin are not suitable for collection.' When she rang for an explanation, town hall offici - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 12:20:20 GMT+00:00
Tansey back for Hatters - Yahoo! Eurosport UK Tweet this news
Yahoo! Eurosport UK---Stockport- welcome back Greg Tansey for their crunch clash at home to fellow relegation candidates Northampton, although whether caretaker boss Ray Mathias opts to make changes remains to be seen. Mathias watched his side keep their - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 09:51:53 GMT+00:00
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Vitalfootball--The connection problems were genuine and unfixable up until just now, and I can promise that there will be regular and daily articles on Vital -Stockport- for you all from now on as our beloved club tries to battle back from our impending r - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 19:40:03 GMT+00:00
Sculpture of Cuban revolution hero Che Guevara is made in Stockport! - Manchester Evening News Tweet this news
Manchester Evening News--A sculpture of revolutionary legend Che Guevara - made by an Edgeley artist - is being sent to the Cuban hero's daughter. And the life-size solid bronze bust, made by John Blakeley at the request of Cuban officials, is destin - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 06:42:25 GMT+00:00
Stockport Club Reformed - Tweet this news Housing Group, one of the region's biggest housing and regeneration organisations, has started work to develop 21 new apartments on the site of a -Stockport- landmark. Planning permission was granted in December 2010 to redevelo - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:16:48 GMT+00:00
Rugby Football Union Intermediate Leagues results: - Messenger Newspapers Tweet this news
Messenger Newspapers--Bateman BMW Conference A: -Stockport- 2nd 29 Caldy 2nd 24, Preston Grasshoppers 2nd 7 Sedgley Park 2nd 59, Macclesfield 2nd 57 Vale of Lune 2nd 8. Conference B: Broughton Park 2nd 47 Fylde 2nd 21, Birkenhead Park 2nd 36 Waterloo 2nd - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 06:09:18 GMT+00:00
Motorists hit by delays on the M60 as police talk to woman on bridge near ... - Manchester Evening News Tweet this news
Manchester Evening News--Traffic tailed back after a temporary closure was put on the clockwise carriage way of the motorway near -Stockport-. Motorists were diverted off at J26 towards the town's centre via the A626 and the A6. Police began speaking - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:17:41 GMT+00:00
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Mirfield Reporter (press release)--Bury won the opening Fours League fixture with 48 points, followed by -Stockport- 39, Hull 37 and Heckmondwike 36. Heckmondwike scorers: D Kent 13, P Idziorek 13, R Westcott 4, A Morris 3, M Booker 3. In the age related - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 02:57:27 GMT+00:00

Divisions and suburbs : Recent history
Stockport Compared
2001 UK census Stockport Stockport MB England
Total population 136,082 284,528 49,138,831
White 95.5% 95.7% 91%
Asian 2.0% 2.1% 4.6%
Black 0.5% 0.4% 2.3%
Christian 74.9% 75.4% 72%
Muslim 1.8% 1.8% 3.1%
No religion 15.3% 14.2% 15%

Population change :
Year 1901 1911 1921 1931 1939 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001
Population 92,832 108,682 123,309 125,490 134,132 141,650 142,543 139,598 136,792 132,813 136,082
County Borough 1901 1971 - Urban Subdivision 1981 2001

Areas and suburbs of Stockport

Brinnington * Bosden Farm * Cale Green * Cheadle Heath * Davenport * Davenport Park * Edgeley * Foggbrook * Great Moor * Heaviley * Heaton Chapel * Heaton Mersey * Heaton Moor * Heaton Norris * Little Moor * North Reddish * Offerton * Offerton Green * Portwood * Reddish * Reddish Green * Reddish Vale * Shaw Heath * South Reddish * Stepping Hill * Woodsmoor

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