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Economic profile

Economic profile

The North Lincolnshire Data Observatory provides access to information on a wide range of themes collected from national and local data sources and can be analysed and reported on by local councils, partner agencies and members of the public.

Modern industry and commerce are extremely varied and successful in North Lincolnshire. The economy shows a real diversity with a wide skills base in a number of key sectors including metals and engineering, logistics, chemicals, and food and drink.

Key points 

  • One of the key strengths of North Lincolnshire’s economy is the availability of labour

  • Manufacturing is far more predominant in North Lincolnshire with one in five people in employed in the manufacturing sector

  • There is a high level of self containment – around 80 per cent of the people employed in North Lincolnshire are from the area

  • The hours worked by FTEs in North Lincolnshire is above the regional and national averages

  • The incidence of skills gap in North Lincolnshire is lower than those found regionally and nationally

  • The number of people starting an apprenticeship during 2010/11 increased by 63.4 per cent from the previous year

  • North Lincolnshire has below average levels of economic inactivity

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Contact details


01724 297330

Business Team
North Lincolnshire Council
Civic Centre
Ashby Road
North Lincolnshire
DN16 1AB

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm

Friday: 9am to 4.30pm

Last updated: 19/02/2018