HarboroughmapHarborough district covers an area of 238 square miles in rural south and east Leicestershire.

The population in 2016 was estimated at 90,300. Much of the district’s population lives in the market towns of Market Harborough and Lutterworth and in the large villages of Broughton Astley, Great Glen, Kibworth and Fleckney.  A relatively high proportion of the district’s population lives in small rural settlements.

The district has a very attractive rural environment and a rich cultural heritage, with a growing tourism sector visiting attractions such as Foxton Locks and Market Harborough itself.

The district is home to Magna Park, one of the largest dedicated strategic logistics parks in the UK, where large businesses have their regional or national headquarters, for example DHL, Walmart and George.

The attachment below relates to the local Harborough economy.  Further information can be accessed via the Nomis website.


Harborough – Labour Market Dashboard (478.50 KB)
Harborough – Economic Profile 2020 (873.31 KB)