Grimsby had fewer businesses in 2013 than in 2004, according to a report by The Guardian. Despite this, the median income in Great Grimsby has improved by about 0.9% along with the rest of the East Midlands from 2016 to 2017, up from £17,833 in 2011, according to the Office for National Statistics' reports. However, the broader unity authority of North East Lincolnshire has a much lower cost of living than many of the UK's towns to match, according to a brochure published by the Grimsby Institute Group. Despite lower income overall, housing in Grimsby is often affordable: both owning and mortgaging a house is slightly more common in Grimsby than the United Kingdom average. The Lincolnshire County Council claims that prices in the county are as much as £100,000 cheaper than the UK average (£127,673 compared to £238,976), which is a significant difference.
Grimsby Job Opportunities
Grimsby is famous for its fish, and even today many fisheries and fishing-related businesses exist. Many fisheries jobs in the Midlands will be found in Grimsby itself, rather than other areas of North East Lincolnshire. However, Grimsby has definitely diversified beyond its roots over the past few decades: one can find many engineering jobs in Grimsby, or jobs in markets related to engineering, without ever leaving the town. There are also a decent number of part-time jobs in Grimsby, as elsewhere, but full-time employment is generally a bit more common. Overall, Grimsby is quite diverse and offers an amount of jobs in many different sectors.
Grimsby Employment Trends
Despite a net loss of businesses over time, Grimsby has held steady in its number of new job opportunities from month to month, showing that it can be quite resilient. Recently, there has been a small increase in computer jobs in Grimsby, particularly contractor positions that allow for flexibility on part of Grimsby's burgeoning IT employers. Personnel jobs in Grimsby are also on the rise, given the metrics presented by Monster UK's current and previous listings.