This article describes the population and steets of Leeds City, United Kingdom. The data presented below includes the ethnic composition of the city. There are 140 ethnic groups and 170 languages spoken in the city. The most common languages are English, Polish, Urdu, and Punjabi. Leeds also has a large gypsy and traveller population, but the numbers are not fully accurate because not all members of this community are registered. Nevertheless, the 2010 census recorded approximately 3,000 members of this community. Of these people, fifty percent are young.
The City Council is responsible for over fifty public libraries in the city, including five mobile libraries. The main library is located on Headrow. Two of the most prominent figures were given the Freedom of the City in 2005. The Rt Hon. Lord Asquith, Rt Hon. Philip Snowden, and Lord Milner of Leeds were given this honour. Despite the city's diversity, however, the city still retains some of its civic and historical heritage.
The city is one of the most desirable in the United Kingdom. The city has an impressively large catchment area (more than seven hundred thousand residents) and is the largest city in the West Yorkshire region. The Leeds City Region is part of the Government's Northern Powerhouse project. The city's thriving economy is a major draw for international investors. The city is also a major cultural centre, attracting significant international business investment.