King’s Lynn is a market town in Norfolk and was mentioned in the Domesday book. The cost of living is significantly lower than in the flagship regional city of Cambridge for a basket of food and consumer goods, average restaurant prices and rental rates. However, according to figures published by Rightmove in autumn 2017, property prices do vary considerably. This market town and seaport in West Norfolk adjoins south Lincolnshire and the Cambridgeshire Fens. In the town centre, the mean selling price for a terraced house is £140,000 and a semi-detached some £164,000, whereas both average price tags are noticeably higher in nearby North and South Wootton. While limited seasonal tourist work is available in the coastal resorts of Dersingham and Hunstanton, food processing, engineering jobs and sales jobs in King's Lynn are usually easier to find.
King’s Lynn Job Opportunities
Although the West Norfolk area of Anglia appears largely rural, statistics published by Norfolk County Council show that approximately one-third of the population lives in urban concentrations. As the largest town in the area, food processing and manufacturing jobs in King's Lynn rank highly on the vacancies board, as well as the following sectors:
Employment statistics from the Local Government Organisation for King’s Lynn and West Norfolk show that for the four quarters to March 2017, the proportion of the working age population in employment was around 75 percent. This figure is similar to other parts of East Anglia districts and, historically, slightly higher than other rural regions of England. Over recent years, the number of IT jobs in King's Lynn has risen. According to a list of top companies published by the Eastern Daily Press, major local employers include Chalcroft Construction, Bespak medical suppliers and the AFE Group which manufactures refrigeration, cookery and baking equipment.