Facts and Figures

The county of Lincolnshire has a population of 713,653
(Census 2011)

Government services in the UK are split into several levels and many day to day interactions with the council are often with a local or district council rather than Lincolnshire County Council. Lincolnshire has seven district councils.  You can find more about each one here

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) were set up by Government in 2010. These are groups of local private and public sector leaders, brought together voluntarily to influence and drive economic growth in an area. Lincolnshire's LEP is the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.

Greater Lincolnshire is an area encompassing the county of Lincolnshire and the unitary authorities of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

The population of North Lincolnshire is approximately 168,000
The population of North East Lincolnshire is approximately 160,000

There are over 40,000 small and medium-sized businesses in the Greater Lincolnshire area.

Greater Lincolnshire has:

  • its own airport serving the business community, two enterprise zones and central location;
  • two universities, two new University Technical Colleges (UTC*) and six Colleges of Further Education;
  • low housing costs and low crime rates;
  • historic sites, beautiful countryside and miles of sandy beaches;
  • pretty market towns as well as vibrant urban centres;

 (* UTC in Lincoln opening September 2014, UTC in Scunthorpe opening September 2015)

Did you know that Greater Lincolnshire...?

  • Contributes over £16 billion to the national economy
  • Has the busiest ports in the UK, and the largest UK port by tonnage
  • Is the nation’s biggest arable and horticulture producer
  • Has 25% of England’s grade 1 Agricultural land
  • Produces 25% of the country’s vegetables
  • Processes 70% of UK seafood
  • Has a manufacturing sector worth £1.8 billion
  • Is home to the biggest Siemens plant in the UK
  • Has a low carbon sector worth £1.2 billion
  • Supports more than 2,100 business start ups surviving beyond 3 years
  • Has 4th most popular tourist resort in the UK
  • Attracts 17.4 million visitors per year - and growing
  • Has 550km2 area of outstanding natural beauty
  • Has more than 120 sites of special scientific interest
  • Is in the top 10% nationally for school achievement (Level 2 GCSEs)