Hull Area Figures
Number of people of working age
Number of people who are economically active
Men in 2020
Women in 2020
In total in 2020
Number of people in employment
of people of working age are in employment
Annual Gross Pay averages
Numbers for employment within Sectors
Business and Retail
Creative & Digital
Food & Agriculture
Health & Social Care
Ports and Logistics
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: Reckitt, Siemens Gamesa, Smith & Nephew, Hobson & Porter, Houltons, BP, Ernst Young, KCOM, Associated British Ports, P&O Ferries
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