The metropolitan county of West Yorkshire has five boroughs – Calderdale, Kirklees, City of Bradford, City of Leeds and City of Wakefield.
The West Yorkshire Urban Area is the biggest and most built-up urban area in Yorkshire. Traditionally known for coal mining and textiles, including wool and cloth, and for heavier engineering industries, West Yorkshire is now attracting financial institutions, particularly to Leeds where banks, insurance companies and building societies are clustered.
Wakefield also has a number of service based industries, including call centres, and the supermarket Asda is based in Leeds, while Morrisons is in Bradford. The British headquarters of Netto is in South Elmsall, Wakefield.