Hull Area Figures

Population of

Number of people of working age

Number of people who are economically active

Men in 2017

Women in 2017

In total in 2017

Number of people in employment

In 2017

%

of people of working age are in employment

Annual Gross Pay averages

2002

£16,789

2008

£21,308

2012

£21,538

2016

£23,608

Numbers for employment within Sectors

Business and Retail

30,279

Chemicals

2,356

Construction

30,279

Creative & Digital 

8,889

Energy Sector

3,518

Engineering

1,115

Food & Agriculture

4,574

Health & 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.

Some employers: RB, Siemens Gamesa, Smith & Nephew, Hobson & Porter, Houltons, BP, Ernst Young, KCOM, Associated British Ports, P&O Ferries

Find out more about developments in the city at:

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