Wellingborough is a market town in Northamptonshire, England. Whilst the town currently has a population of just over 49,000, this figure is set to increase by around 30% over the next 30 years, with an additional 12,000 homes and 12,000 jobs set to be created.
As a market town, Wellingborough's retail sector is relatively strong. The Swansgate Shopping Centre is home to a wide range of retail outlets, as is the town centre itself. Supplementing the town centre's shops are large out-of-town retail parks and supermarkets.
The engineering, distribution, renewable energy, digital and creative media, and financial industries are well represented amongst Wellingborough's many industrial estates. Cummins UK, a diesel engine manufacturer, and Tingdene Homes Ltd, a park home manufacturer, are just two of the major manufacturers in the town and account for the higher-than-average number of manufacturing employment openings advertised by recruitment agencies handling jobs in the town.
Wellingborough's full-time staff receive an average weekly salary of around £421. While weekly salaries here may be lower than the Great Britain average, there are more full-time workers in this town than there are in the rest of the East Midlands. The unemployment rate for this town currently stands at 8.3%, but is set to fall as new jobs are created.