Moss Side shown within Greater Manchester
|Population||10,977 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Metropolitan borough||City of Manchester|
|Metropolitan county||Greater Manchester|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|European Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Manchester Central|
|List of places: UK • England • Greater Manchester|
Moss Side is a residential suburb, district and electoral ward of Manchester in North West England situated two miles (3. Moss Side can refer to any of the following places in the United Kingdom Moss Side, a district of Manchester Moss Side Lancashire, a Greater Manchester is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2 In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology A nationwide Census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001 The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of Subdivisions of England used for the purposes of Local government outside Greater London Greater Manchester is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2 The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one North West England is one of the nine official Regions of England. Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged gives an overview of States around the world with information on the extent of their Sovereignty. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system UK Postal codes are known as postcodes. UK postcodes are Alphanumeric. The M postcode area, also known as the Manchester postcode area, is a group of several Postal districts in Greater Manchester, England. The UK Telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, is the system used for assigning Telephone numbers in the United There are a number of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom. Greater Manchester Police (" GMP " is the Home Office Police force responsible for policing the Metropolitan county of Greater The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is the county-wide statutory emergency fire and rescue service for the Metropolitan county of The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust was formed on 1 July 2006 as part of Health Minister Lord Warner's plans to reduce the number of NHS North West England is a Constituency of the European Parliament. This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election Manchester Central is a Borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places This is a partial list of places in Greater Manchester, in North West England. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. In Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, a ward is an Electoral district North West England is one of the nine official Regions of England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland 2 km) south of Manchester city centre. Manchester City Centre is the Central business district of both Manchester and Greater Manchester, in North West England.
With a total resident population of 10,977, Moss Side is the traditional centre of Manchester's large Black British community, though there are many people from a non-black background (most notably one of the country's largest Greek communities outside of London, and a large community of Irish descent). See also British African-Caribbean community, Caribbean British Black British is a term which has had different meanings and uses as a racial and political Greek Britons or Bogo (s are people of Greek or Greek Cypriot ancestry who were born or were raised in the United Kingdom. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The Irish people ( Irish: Muintir na hÉireann, na hÉireannaigh, na Gaeil) are a Western European Ethnic group who originate 
Comprised of terraced housing, with some interwar council housing (now largely rebuilt and regenerated), the area gained notoriety across Britain during the 1980s and 1990s due to several gang related shootings/murders, high crime levels and several riots.
Mass development in Moss Side occurred at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries when large numbers of red brick terraced houses were built, and soon attracted numerous Irish immigrants. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Immigration refers to the movement of people among countries While the movement of people has existed throughout human history at various levels modern immigration implies long-term
Large numbers of West Indian and Asian immigrants arrived in the area during the 1950s and 1960s. The Caribbean (ˌkærəˡbiən kæ'rəbiən Cariben|Caraïben or Caraïben; Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Caribe is a Region consisting During the 1970s Manchester City Council demolished much of the Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses to the west of Moss Side and replaced these with new residential properties. The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of Architectural styles predominantly employed during the Victorian era. Class and society Socially the Edwardian era was a period during which the British Class system was very rigid
After the race riots of 1981 the area came to national attention again in the 1990s for 'turf wars' between rival drugs gangs, resulting in a number of fatal shootings. List of racism-related topics|Racism by country Racism, by its simplest definition is the belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that Riots are a form of Civil disorders characterized by disorganized groups lashing out in a sudden and intense rash of Violence, Vandalism or other Many of the notorious flats in Moss Side and neighbouring Hulme were demolished in the late 1990s to make way for new low rise homes, while the Alexandra Park Estate housing has been renovated with streets redesigned to reduce the fear of crime. Hulme is an Inner city area and electoral ward of the City of Manchester, in North West England. Since the early 1990s there has been a steady rise in the Somali population in the area as a result of people seeking asylum. Somalia ( Soomaaliya; الصومال) officially the Somali Republic ( Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliya, جمهورية الصومال) and formerly known In the 2000s, there has also been a concentration of Iraqi and Romanian asylum seekers in Moss Side. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania According to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, a refugee is a person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race
Moss Side has achieved notoriety since the early 1980s for a high-profile gang culture and its associated criminal, drugs and firearms activity. This allegedly began in the 1970s at a time of rising unemployment and racism towards Moss Side's significant Black British/Afro Caribbean community. Unable to make a living from legitimate means some Moss Side residents turned to the drug trade - mainly the sale of cannabis, in order to make a living. Cannabis ( Cán-na-bis) is a Genus of Flowering plants that includes three putative species Cannabis sativa subsp  '
By the mid/late 1980s drug dealing in Manchester started to become more and more lucrative. This coincided with the arrival of a new style of music at the city's Haçienda nightclub - acid house, and associated with that was the use of a drug called ecstasy. Fac 51 Haçienda (better known simply as The Haçienda) was a Nightclub and Music venue in Manchester, England. Acid house is a sub-genre of House music that emphasizes a repetitive hypnotic and trance -like style with samples or spoken lines usually used rather than sung lyrics MDMA ( 34-methylenedioxy- N -methylamphetamine) most commonly known today by the street name Ecstasy (often abbreviated E, X, A rapid rise in the use of ecstasy along with the 'Madchester' culture this spawned drew the attention of criminals in Greater Manchester not just in Moss Side but from other area's as well - in particular Cheetham Hill, Longsight and Salford. Madchester was an Alternative rock genre that developed in Manchester, England, towards the end of the 1980s and into the early 1990s Cheetham Hill is a district of Manchester, England located approximately two miles to the north of Manchester city centre. Longsight is an area of the City of Manchester, in North West England. The City of Salford is a Local government district of Greater Manchester, England with the status of a city and Metropolitan borough. Furthermore there's an urban legend that criminals from Moss Side took part in an armed robbery in a part of Manchester that Cheetham Hill considered as their 'territory' and in turn lit the fuse for a turf war for the control of the city's drug and criminal activity.
As the 1980s drew to a close the use of firearms by criminals in Greater Manchester soared along with membership of gangs. The members of these gangs - some of which were still in their teens, were much more willing to use firearms than criminals of the previous generation not only to protect themselves but to settle sometimes 'petty' disputes and more worryingly to gain 'respect' from their peers. Within Moss Side three high profile gangs emerged - Gooch named after Gooch Close and Doddington and Pepperhill named after pubs of the same name and Moss Side's gangs became engaged in feuds with each other for the control of Manchester's drug trade as much as they were with their rivals across Greater Manchester. Shootings and murders became more and more frequent in Manchester and Moss Side in particular started attracting negative news and media headlines with the perhaps unfair nickname of Gunchester being used to sum up this increase in gang, drugs and firearms activity. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/politics_show/5335114.stm
A watershed to Moss Side's seemingly endless cycle of firearms violence occurred in January 1993 when 14 year old Benji Stanley was shot dead as he queued for a takeaway. The reason's surrounding his shooting aren't fully known, however the general consensus is mistaken identity with the police maintaining he wasn't involved in any of Moss Side's gang and drug related activities. To date nobody has been charged with Benji's murder and as the youngest casualty of Moss Side's firearms violence his murder sent shockwaves not only within Manchester's underworld but within wider British society as well. However despite community leaders persuading some of Manchester's gangs - including Gooch and Doddington in Moss Side, Cheetham Hill and Longsight, to call a brief truce in their hostilities with each other and Greater Manchester Police organising a gun/knife amnesty which was widely viewed successful as the amount of illegal firearms incidents in Manchester and Moss Side in the mid-'90's dropped, a further series of gang related feuds, firearms incidents and murders would once again plague Moss Side - and Greater Manchester more generally, from the late '90's onwards. Greater Manchester Police (" GMP " is the Home Office Police force responsible for policing the Metropolitan county of Greater
In 1999 there were a total of 81 shooting incidents in Greater Manchester, 68 per cent of which happened in the south Manchester area that includes Moss Side.
From 2001 to 2002, there were 11 fatal shootings, 84 serious woundings and 639 incidents involving violence with guns, with Moss Side once again staging a high percentage of these atrocities.
Much of this gun crime has occurred because of tension between rival gangs in the area such as the notorious Gooch Close and the Longsight Crew which have both gained a national notoriety.
Several high profile gangs in the Moss Side area are; Gooch Close gang, Young Gooch, Doddington and Y. D. C.
From 1923, Moss Side was the location of Manchester City Football Club's stadium at Maine Road which on several occasions in its early years drew crowds of more than 80,000. This article is about the stadium for the football club see Maine Road F TalkManchester City FC before changing verbs to singular --> Manchester City Football Club is an English professional football club This article is about the stadium for the football club see Maine Road F But its capacity was gradually reduced over the years and by the mid-1990s it held just under 35,000 spectators all seated. Plans to rebuild Maine Road to seat 45,000 were abandoned in favour of moving to the City of Manchester Stadium. The City of Manchester Stadium, which is also known as COMS or Eastlands, is a sports venue in Manchester, England. Maine Road has since been demolished and houses and a school are expected to be built on the site.
There are two breweries in Moss Side. A brewery is a dedicated building for the making of Beer, though beer can be made in the home and has been for much of beer's history The Royal Brewery brewed Kestrel, McEwan's and Harp Lager, but is now managed by Scottish and Newcastle for the production of Foster's Lager. Harp Lager (Harp Irish Lager since 1997 is a Pale lager Brand owned by Diageo. Scottish & Newcastle plc was one of the world’s leading "long alcoholic drinks " (LADs companies with strong positions in 15 countries including leadership Foster's Lager is an internationally distributed Australian brand of 4 Hydes Brewery brews traditional beers including Hydes' Bitter and the cask version of Boddingtons - the latter since the closure of the Strangeways Brewery in 2005. Hydes are a family owned and managed Brewery, currently located in Moss Side, Greater Manchester. Hydes are a family owned and managed Brewery, currently located in Moss Side, Greater Manchester. A barrel or cask is a hollow cylindrical container traditionally made of Wood Staves and bound with Iron Hoops The Boddingtons is an English Beer, originally from Manchester, United Kingdom that has been brewed for more than 200 years The Strangeways Brewery is a well known Manchester landmark located just to the north of the city centre The more widely available keg version of 'Boddies' is no longer brewed in Manchester. A keg is a cylindrical container usually constructed of aluminum steel or wood Hydes have now also taken over the brewing of Harp lager under contract.
Manchester Central constituency is represented by the Labour Party MP Tony Lloyd. The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. Anthony Joseph Lloyd, known as Tony Lloyd, (born 25 February 1950, Barton-upon-Irwell) is a British Labour Party politician Lloyd recently organised the face lift scheme for many houses in Moss Side in an attempt to change the image of the area.
Moss Side is a ward within the local authority of Manchester City Council. A ward in the United Kingdom is an electoral district at subnational level represented by one or more councillors Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a State. Manchester City Council is the local authority for the City of Manchester in Greater Manchester, England The ward is represented by Labour Councillors Sameen Ali, Alistair Cox and Roy Walters. A councillor or councilor ( Cllr, Coun, Clr or Cr for short is a member of a Local government council such as a 
Moss Side lies on the A5103 (Princess Park Way/Princess Road), the main road out of Manchester towards Manchester Airport, the M56 motorway and Chester. The A5103 is a major Road in England, it runs from Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre to junction 3 of the M56 motorway Manchester Airport is a major Airport in the vicinity of Manchester, England, and the largest airport in the United Kingdom outside the The M56 is a Motorway, also known as the North Cheshire motorway, in Cheshire and Greater Manchester, England. Chester is the County town of Cheshire, England. Lying on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales, it is home to 77040
The built environment of Moss Side is broadly characterised as a high-density residential area. The phrase built environment refers to the man-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity ranging from the large-scale civic surroundings to the personal places
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|Foreign born||36%||15%||9. Old Trafford is an area of Stretford in Greater Manchester, England. Hulme is an Inner city area and electoral ward of the City of Manchester, in North West England. Chorlton-on-Medlock is an area of the City of Manchester, in North West England. Whalley Range is a locality within the City of Manchester, in North West England. Rusholme is a part of Manchester, in North West England, about two miles south of Manchester city centre. Chorlton-cum-Hardy is a suburban area of the City of Manchester, North West England, known locally as Chorlton. Fallowfield is an area of the city of Manchester, England. It lies three miles south of Manchester City Centre and is bisected north&ndashsouth by Fallowfield is an area of the city of Manchester, England. It lies three miles south of Manchester City Centre and is bisected north&ndashsouth by The Demography of Greater Manchester is charactered by a number of trends recorded amongst its multicultural agglomoration of 2 A nationwide Census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001 2%|
|Asian||9. 0%||9. 1%||4. 6%|
|Black||32%||4. 5%||2. 3%|
|Muslim||15%||9. 1%||3. 1%|
|Hindu||0. 7%||0. 7%||1. 1%|
|Over 75 years old||3. 9%||6. 4%||7. 5%|
|Unemployed||7. 9%||5. 0%||3. 3%|
According to the United Kingdom Census 2001 in the Moss Side electoral ward of Manchester there were 10,977 residents of which 48. A nationwide Census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001 In Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, a ward is an Electoral district 41% were male and 51. 59% were female. Compared against the demography of England, Moss Side is home to a diverse range of people. This article discusses the demography of England. Due to the lack of authoritative contemporary sources estimates of the population of England for dates prior to
In terms of ethnicity;
(of economically active 16-74 year olds)