Bounded by the M60 motorway to the north and Manchester Airport to the south, the In Touch distribution area covers 31,760 households containing 59,190 adults, according to the 2014 estimates from JICPOPS (Joint Industry Committee for Populations Standards).
This vibrant area contains 28% more 25-34 year olds than the national average and 8% more than the average number of 35-44 year olds. Many local residents work for airlines, airline services or at the many airport hotels, and for businesses based locally such as PZ Cussons, Microsoft and the University Hospital of South Manchester. The area also contains more than 7,500 adults in higher managerial and professional occupations.
'Close to town and country', the Garden City of Wythenshawe boasts an above average amount of green space within its boundaries. Tree coverage is 15.3%, almost double the average for towns in England. Wythenshawe Park covers 270 acres of green space and is home to Manchester's only community farm. Wythenshawe Hall sits at the centre of the parkland, overlooked by the statue of Cromwell, and was the scene of intense battles during the Civil War. Park pastimes are somewhat more sedate nowadays and visitors can enjoy the gardens, horticultural centre, bowls, horse riding, tennis, pitch and putt and tours of the Hall.
Increasingly known for its locally grown food projects, Wythenshawe hosts the annual Garden City Festival, which draws crowds from across Manchester and Cheshire to celebrate local horticulture, good food, crafts and local skills.
Private housing now dominates Wythenshawe's housing stock and more than 3,000 new homes have been built in the last decade.
An excellent new transport infrastructure, comprising development of a modern interchange and newly built tram line just three stops from Manchester Airport, places Wythenshawe at the hub of a modern communications network – the M56 motorway also being on the doorstep