Sunderland is home to over 277,000 residents, across 60 neighbourhoods. Sunderland City Council delivers hundreds of services to those living, working, visiting or studying in the city.

Sunderland has a proud history of delivering huge events – from outdoor concerts at the Stadium of Light and the annual Sunderland Airshow, celebrating its 31st anniversary this year, to welcoming 50 Tall Ships and over 1 million visitors at the Tall Ships Races 2018. The city also has a strong sporting heritage, and boasts a wide range of first-class sporting facilities for beginners and professionals alike to enjoy.