There are approximately 25,000 businesses in the Region providing over 400,000 jobs

  • 77% of people are employed, and 8% self employed
  • 1 in 5 are educated to degree level or higher
  • Almost half the workforce is classified as managerial, professional or skilled
  • Manufacturing contributes 27% of our Gross Value Added and 17% of our employment, compared to 10% for England
  • The Humber is fast becoming an international centre of excellence for Renewable Energy
  • 70% of Seafood processed in the UK each year comes from Grimsby

More information can be found on the Bondholders Marketing the Humber website.

The Humber has significant added value strengths in:

  • Metals and engineering
  • Manufacture of food and beverages – the Humber has the largest concentration of food industries in the UK employing around 48,000 people – click to view the Bondholders Marketing the Humber Food & Drink Map
  • Ports and logistics – having the largest ports complex in the UK and the 4th largest trading estuary in Europe
  • Construction and construction products
  • Manufacture of chemicals
  • Energy – click to view the Bondholders Marketing the Humber Energy Estuary Map and click here to view the Energy Estuary information on the Bridging the Gap Humber website

Over 1 million passengers travel through the Humber ports every year and 400,000 through Humberside Airport.

Visit the Humber Data Observatory to find more information and access to further detailed Local Authority Data.

East Riding of Yorkshire

The largest proportion of businesses are in the ‘distribution, hotels and restaurants’ sector, in contrast to England where the largest proportion are classified as ‘banking, finance and insurance’.

In comparison to the national average, East Riding has a higher proportion of businesses categorised as ‘transport and communications’, ‘construction’, and ‘manufacturing’ and ‘distribution, hotels and restaurants’.

Information on key emerging sectors can be found on the Hull and East Yorkshire Bondholders website

Approximately 13,420 businesses operate in the East Riding (2015)
  

Micro firm 0 – 10 employees 12,020 (89.6%)
Small firm 11 – 49 employees 1,205 (9%)
Medium firm 50 – 99 employees 165
(1.2%)
Large firm 200 + employees 25
(0.2%)  

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East Riding of Yorkshire facts & figures

Population: 334,200 (2014)

Number of people of working age
(16-74 years): 201,300(2014)

Number of people who are economically active:

170,600 (2015)
– men: 89,600 (2015)
– women: 81,000 (2015)

Number of people in employment: 160,900 (2012)

74.8% of people of working age are in employment

Annual Gross Pay averages
2002 £20,313
2008 £27,349
2012 £25,578

Job Facts
(Number of employees within Sector)

Business and Retail 24,500
Chemicals 1,800
Construction 4,600
Creative – Digital and Tourism 11,100
Engineering 1,800
Food and Agriculture 2,700
Health and Social Care 16,600
Manufacturing 14,200
Ports and Logistics 5,600
Public Sector 9,600
Renewables 3,800

Percentage employed in Sectors 2015

 

Statistical Information

Beverley Information:
Population: 30,587 (2011 Census)
Important occupational areas: public sector, engineering & manufacturing, retail, business & administration, leisure & tourism, horticulture & agriculture

Some employers: East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Flexi Foods Ltd, Sessions Spa,

Withernsea information:
Population: 6,159 (2011 Census)
Important occupational areas: agriculture & horticulture, leisure & tourism, business & administration, public sector, retail.

Bridlington information
Population: 35,369 (2011 Census)
Important occupational areas: food, ports, leisure & tourism, retail, public sector, business & administration
Some employers: West Building Supplies, Lloyd Dowson, B & Q, Muntons, Mallard Court Care Home, Tesco

Driffield information:
Population: 13,080 (2011 Census)
Important occupational areas: agriculture & horticulture, logistics, business & administration, retail, public sector
Some employers: C&D Foods, Dodds Roofing, Bradshaws Mill, Onlookers, JSR Farms

Hornsea information:
Population: 8,432 (2011 Census)
Important occupational sectors: agriculture & horticulture, leisure & tourism, business & administration, public sector, retail
Some employers: Wako UK, Hornsea Freeport

Pocklington information:
Population: 8,337 (2011 Census)
Important occupational sectors: agriculture & horticulture, logistics, business & administration
Some employers: Power Health, Yara, Phoenix Software, Kerry Sweet Ingredients

Market Weighton information
Population: 6,429 (2011 Census)
Important occupational areas: agriculture & horticulture, logistics, business & administration
Some employers: Britcom, Tesco, RBM Agricultural

Goole information:
Population: 19,518 (2011 Census)
Important occupational areas: ports, logistics, food, engineering & manufacturing
Some employers: Croda Universal Ltd, Brewers Fayre & Premier Inn, Associated British Ports (ABP), Guardian Glass, Goole Courier, Goole Leisure Centre, Tesco Distribution Centre

Hull

The largest proportion of businesses in Hull are in the ‘distribution, hotels and restaurants’ sector, in contrast to England where the largest proportion are classified as ‘banking, finance and insurance’.

In comparison to the national average, Kingston upon Hull has a higher proportion of businesses categorised as ‘transport and communications’, ‘manufacturing’, ‘distribution, hotels and restaurants’ and especially ‘public administration, education and health’.

Information on key emerging sectors can be found on the Hull and East Yorkshire Bondholders website  

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Hull area facts & figures

Population: 257,7100 (2014)

Number of people of working age
(16 – 74): 170,200 (2014)

Number of people who are economically active:

123,200 (2014)
– men 68,000 (2014)
-women 55,200 (2014)

Number of people in employment: 112,600 (2011)
61.7% of people of working age are in employment

Annual Gross Pay averages
2002 £16,789
2008 £21,308
2012 £21,538

Job Facts
(Number of employees within Sector)

Business and Retail 27,700
Chemicals 3,600
Construction 4,900
Creative – Digital and Tourism 8,200
Engineering 1,200
Food and Agriculture 4,300
Health and Social Care 19,500
Manufacturing 19,000
Ports and Logistics 4,500
Public Sector 7,300
Renewables 3,300

Percentage employed in Sectors 2015

Hull has a history as a fishing port but today only 0.17% of the working population are employed in this industry.
The economy of Hull has changed significantly in the last 20 years. Developments in the city have led to the growth of other occupational areas including retail, logistics and leisure & tourism.
The fishing industry has declined but the city is still a major port. Hull is one of the leading UK’s leading ports for the import of forestry products (23% of total imported to UK). The Finland Terminal is a major UK hub for Finnish paper, handling about 1 million tonnes per year.
Princes Quay, the Prospect Centre and St Stephen’s are major shopping centres in the city and there are now four major hotel chains located in the city – Holiday Inn Express, Travel Lodge, Ibis and Premier Inn.

Manufacturing is still an important employment area for the city; there are fewer jobs today in this sector but in Hull around 30% of local employment is in manufacturing compared to 12% in the Yorkshire & Humber region.

Hull was the first UK city to develop a completely digital telephone network. This enabled the city to pilot new digital technologies including interactive TV and broadband technology. The BBC now has a regional base in Hull where local news is filmed.

Go to: www.hull.co.uk to find out more about developments in the city.

Some employers:
Tryton Foods Ltd, Reckitt Benckiser, Hull City Council, Hull Daily Mail, Smith & Nephew The Deep, Eon Media, Innovative Graphics, Marr Foods Ltd, Greencore Ltd, ARCO, Seven Seas, KC

North Lincolnshire

The largest proportion of businesses in  North Lincolnshire are in the ‘distribution, hotels and restaurants’ sector, in contrast to England where the largest proportion are classified as ‘banking, finance and insurance’

In comparison to the national average, North Lincolnshire has a higher proportion of businesses categorised as ‘transport and communications’, ‘construction’, ‘manufacturing’ and ‘distribution, hotels and restaurants’.

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North Lincolnshire facts & figures

Population: 169,200 (2014)

Number of people of working age:
104,600 (2014)

Number of people who are economically active:

83,000 (2014)
– men: 45,200 (2014)
– women: 37,800 (2014)

Number of people in employment: 74,900

72.5% of people of working age are in employment

Annual Gross Pay averages
2002     £20,739
2008     £25,520
2012    £25,786

Job Facts
(Number of employees within Sector)

Business and Retail 14,300
Chemicals 1,700
Construction 2,200
Creative – Digital and Tourism 5,700
Engineering 1,600
Food and Agriculture 4,000
Health and Social Care 10,000
Manufacturing 8,600
Ports and Logistics 5,500
Public Sector 2,500
Renewables 2,400

Percentage employed in Sectors 2015

Statistical information

Scunthorpe information

Population: 65,163 (2011)

Scunthorpe has a history as a steel town. The steel industry has greatly declined since the 1980’s and new industries and jobs have grown up since then.

Important occupational areas: engineering & manufacturing; business & admin, chemicals, retail, food, construction, public sector

Growing sectors are food, chemicals, leisure & tourism, health & social care, logistics

Some employers: North Lincolnshire Council, Clugston Construction, Bibby Distribution, Lloyds TSB Bank Plc Mortgage Unit, 2 Sisters Food Group, Multiserve

 

Brigg information:

Population: 6,787 (2011)

Important occupational areas: retail, public sector, leisure & tourism, horticulture & agriculture

Some employers: Peacock & Binnington, Falcon Cycles Ltd, TNT Logistics, Forest Pines Hotel, North Lincolnshire Council, Lincoln & York Ltd

Barton upon Humber information:

Population: 11,066 (2011)

Important occupational areas: food, engineering & manufacturing, construction, retail

Some employers: Kimberley-Clark Ltd, Barton Building Contractors

Epworth information:

Population: 4,279 (2011)

Important occupational areas: horticulture & agriculture, retail, leisure & tourism, business & admin.

Source: Office of National Statistics 2011

North East Lincolnshire

The largest proportion of businesses in North East Lincolnshire are in the ‘distribution, hotels and restaurants’ sector, in contrast to England where the largest proportion are classified as ‘banking, finance and insurance’

In comparison to the national average, North East Lincolnshire has a higher proportion of businesses in ‘banking, finance and insurance’ and ‘other services’. 

This is particularly true of ‘transport and communications’ and ‘construction’.

Grimsby is home to around 500 food related companies making it one of the largest concentrations of food manufacturing, research, storage and distribution in Europe. Grimsby also supports a large number of companies in the process industries thes include:

  • petro chemicals
  • commodity chemicals
  • pigments and paints
  • pharmaceuticals

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North East Lincolnshire facts & figures

Population: 159,800 (2014)

Number of people of working age
(16-74 years): 98,600 (2014)

Number of people who are economically active:

79,000 (2014)
– men: 42,200 (2014)
– women: 36,800 (2014)

Number of people in employment: 67,700 (2011)
67.1% of people of working age are in employment

Annual Gross Pay averages
2002 £18,145
2008 £21,834
2012 £25,090

Job Facts
(Number of employees within Sector)

Business and Retail 13,500
Chemicals 400
Construction 3,800
Creative – Digital and Tourism 4,700
Engineering 1,800
Food and Agriculture 2,800
Health and Social Care 8,300
Manufacturing 12,400
Ports and Logistics 5,400
Public Sector 2,700
Renewables 6,300

Percentage employed in Sectors 2015

Statistical information
Grimsby information

Population: 88,243 (Census 2011)

Until the 1970’s Grimsby produced 20% of Britain’s fish. The fishing industry has declined since then and new industries have grown up.
The port of Grimsby and Immingham handles over 54m tonnes of cargo and more foreign trade than any other single UK port.

Important occupational areas: ports, logistics, engineering & manufacturing, chemicals, retail, food, construction, business & administration, digital & creative, public sector, health & social care

Some employers: ABP, Novartis, Millennium Inorganic Chemicals, Bluestar Fibres (BSF), BOC
Immingham information
Population: 9,955 (Census 2001)

Important occupational areas: chemicals, ports, logistics, business & administration, engineering & manufacturing, construction

Some employers: Fabricom,

Cleethorpes information
Population: 39,505 (Census 2011)

Important occupational areas: retail, leisure & tourism

Some employers: Samskip Ltd, Associated British Ports, North East Lincolnshire Council, Parkway Cinema, Kwok Wing Foods Ltd.