The county of North Humberside was introduced on 1st July 1974 by the Royal Mail as a result of address changes in the local area after the Local Government Act of 1972. It is now classified as a formal postal county which has been replaced by two unitary authority areas: Kingston-upon-Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Of the regions 645,416 inhabitants, around 37% hold an NVQ Level 2 and above. The main industries in the area include manufacturing (20%), wholesale/retail (19%), health and social work (12%), real estate (9%), education (7%), and construction (7%), with a fairly even split across managerial, technical, skills, sales, administrative, process, and professional occupations. The unemployment rate is relatively low at just 4.3% (which is 1.2%) less than the national average.
The main sources of employment are the Defence School of Transport, the BBC, Kingston Communications, East Riding Council, Hull City Council, and Ideal Standard (UK) Ltd, In addition, recruitment agencies report that a diverse range of local businesses based in the city of Hull are known to recruit high levels of staff.
The median weekly pay varies across North Humberside, with full-time works receiving £400.00 in Hull, and £500.00 in the East Riding of Yorkshire.