North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority area in Lincolnshire, England, with a population of 167,446 in the 2011 census.[2] There are six significant towns: Scunthorpe, Brigg, Haxey, Crowle, Epworth and Barton-upon-Humber.

Borough of North Lincolnshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial countyLincolnshire
Admin. HQScunthorpe
Government
  TypeNorth Lincolnshire Council
  Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
  Executive:Conservative
  MPs:Andrew Percy (C)
Holly Mumby-Croft (C)
Martin Vickers (C)
Area
  Total326.8 sq mi (846.3 km2)
Area rank43rd
Population
 (mid-2019 est.)
  Total172,292
  RankRanked 114th
  Density530/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode
ONS code00FD (ONS)
E06000013 (GSS)
Ethnicity96.5% White
2.0% S. Asian[1]
Websitenorthlincs.gov.uk

North Lincolnshire was formed following the abolition of Humberside County Council in 1996, when four unitary authorities replaced it, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, on the south bank of the Humber Estuary, and the East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston upon Hull on the north bank.

It is home to the Haxey Hood, a traditional event which takes place in Haxey on 6 January, a large football scrum where a leather tube (the "hood") is pushed to one of four pubs, where it remains until next year's game.

In 2015, North Lincolnshire Council began discussions with the other nine authorities in the Greater Lincolnshire area as part of a devolution bid. If successful this would see greater powers over education, transport, health, crime and social care being devolved from central government.