WARRINGTON is the most productive town in the north according to new government figures.

Data released by the Office for National Statistics also found that the economy of the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership grew faster than any other area in the country during the past year.

The Cheshire and Warrington LEP economy is now worth £30.9bn in total, with each resident producing goods and services worth an average £33,384.

This figure was nearly 40 per cent higher than the north west average, and more than 20 per cent higher than the UK average.

Warrington was also the ‘most productive town in the north’ in this regard, according the the ONS.

Christine Gaskell, chairman of the Cheshire and Warrington LEP, said: “Cheshire and Warrington’s progress continues to be remarkable, and our economic success reflects not only the excellence that exists in the region but also the wealth of opportunity here to establish and grow enterprise.

“What is most pleasing is that we have now broken through the £30bn per annum barrier - an important milestone in our ambition of growing the economy to more than £50bn by 2040.”