North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority area in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. For ceremonial purposes it is part of Lincolnshire.

The 846 km² council area lies on the south side of the Humber estuary and consists mainly of agricultural land, including land on either side of the River Trent. It borders onto North East Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Before the creation of Humberside in 1974, it was part of Lincolnshire, only becoming North Lincolnshire in 1996 on the abolition of Humberside. Until 1 April, 1996, the area had been part of Humberside. The district was formed by a merger of the boroughs of Glanford and Scunthorpe, and southern Boothferry.

There are three significant towns: Scunthorpe (the administrative centre), Brigg and Barton-upon-Humber.

Towns and villages

Places of interest


As of the 2007 election the council is currently controlled by the Labour Party with 22 councillors The Conservative Party holds 18 seats, The Liberal Democrats hold 1 seat and Independents hold two seats.


This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of North and North East Lincolnshire at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.
Year Regional Gross Value Added Agriculture Industry Services
1995 3,512 82 1,701 1,729
2000 3,861 60 1,805 1,997
2003 '''4,569 62 1,896 2,611


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