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Humber

There are approximately 29,000 businesses in the Region providing over 400,000 jobs

  • 74% of people are employed, and 8% self employed
  • 1 in 4 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 8% 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
  • Manufacturing of food and beverages – the Humber has the largest concentration of food industries in the UK employing around 60,000 people
  • Ports and logistics – having the largest ports complex in the UK and the 4th largest trading estuary in Europe
  • Construction and construction products
  • Manufacturing of chemicals
  • Energy – Green Port Hull, Bondholders Marketing the Humber Energy Estuary Map Energy Campus information on the Bridging the Gap Humber website

Over 1 million passengers travel through the Humber ports every year and 240,000 through Humberside Airport.

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

East Riding of Yorkshire facts & figures

Over 80% of businesses are considered “Micro Businesses” employing less than 10 staff.

Information on key emerging sectors can be found on the Humber LEP  website

Over 15,000 businesses operate in the East Riding (2016)
  

Micro firm 0 – 9 employees 13,225  (82.1%)
Small firm 10 – 49 employees 1,870 (14.4%)
Medium firm 50 – 249 employees 345  (3.1%)
Large firm 200 + employees 40  (0.5%)  

Population: 337,700 (2016)

Number of people of working age
(16-74 years): 198,100(2016)

Number of people who are economically active:

165,900 (2017)
– men: 87,400 (2017)
– women: 78,500 (2017)

Number of people in employment: 159,300 (2017)

76.2% of people of working age are in employment

Annual Gross Pay averages
2002 £20,313
2008 £27,349
2012 £25,578
2016 £26,367

Job Facts
(Number of employment within Sector)

Business and Retail – 26,160

Chemicals – 2,070

Construction – 9,559

Creative & Digital – 12,585

Energy Sector – 4,881

Engineering – 2,371

Food and Agriculture – 2,888

Health and Social Care – 17,721

Manufacturing – 16,881

Ports and Logistics – 6,036

Public Sector – 9,787

Visitor Economy – 2,798

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, Energy Sector
Some employers: Wako UK, Hornsea Freeport, Dong

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

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Hull area facts & figures

Population: 260,200(2016)

Number of people of working age
(16 – 74): 170,900 (2016)

Number of people who are economically active:

128,900 (2017)
– men 72,100 (2017)
-women 56,800 (2017)

Number of people in employment: 119,000 (2017)
68.8% of people of working age are in employment

Annual Gross Pay averages
2002 £16,789
2008 £21,308
2012 £21,538
2016 £23,608

Job Facts
(Number of employment within Sector)

Business and Retail – 30,279

Chemicals – 2,356

Construction – 5,672

Creative & Digital – 8,889

Energy Sector – 3,518

Engineering – 1,115

Food and Agriculture – 4,574

Health and Social Care – 18,771

Manufacturing – 19,091

Ports and Logistics – 5,229

Public Sector – 5,216

Visitor Economy – 2,992

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 five major hotel chains located in the city – Holiday Inn Express, Travel Lodge, Ibis, Hilton and Premier Inn.

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.marketinghumber.comto  find out more about developments in the city.

Some employers:
Siemens, William Jackson Food Group, RB, Hull City Council, Hull Daily Mail, Smith & Nephew, The Deep, Eon Media, Innovative Graphics, Marr Foods Ltd, Airco, [email protected], ARCO, KCOM

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North Lincolnshire facts & figures

Population: 170,800 (2016)

Number of people of working age:
104,400 (2016)

Number of people who are economically active:

81,600 (2017)
– men: 44,000 (2017)
– women: 37,600 (2017)

Number of people in employment: 77,400

72.8% of people of working age are in employment

Annual Gross Pay averages
2002     £20,739
2008     £25,520
2012    £25,786
2016 £27,419

Job Facts
(Number of employment within Sector)

Business and Retail – 13,309

Chemicals – 347

Construction – 4,280

Creative & Digital – 5,456

Energy Sector – 7,130

Engineering – 2,519

Food and Agriculture – 2,639

Health and Social Care – 8,558

Manufacturing – 14,131

Ports and Logistics – 5,946

Public Sector – 2,665

Visitor Economy – 4,280

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, British Steel

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

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North East Lincolnshire facts & figures

Population: 159,100 (2016)

Number of people of working age
(16-74 years): 97,100 (2016)

Number of people who are economically active:

75,100 (2017)
– men: 40,600 (2017)
– women: 34,500 (2017)

Number of people in employment: 71,100 (2017)
70.1% of people of working age are in employment

Annual Gross Pay averages
2002 £18,145
2008 £21,834
2012 £25,090
2016 £24,081

Job Facts
(Number of employment within Sector)

Business and Retail – 14,583

Chemicals – 1,524

Construction – 4,275

Creative & Digital – 5,817

Energy Sector – 2,461

Engineering – 1,124

Food and Agriculture – 4,352

Health and Social Care – 10,748

Manufacturing – 9,013

Ports and Logistics – 5,730

Public Sector – 2,373

Visitor Economy – 4,275

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.

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