Standard Industrial Classification (2007)

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2011 Industrial Classification 2011
A: Agriculture, forestry & fishing 22,374 Show data context
B: Mining & quarrying 4,327 Show data context
C: Manufacturing 271,532 Show data context
D: Electricity, gas, steam etc 13,917 Show data context
E: Water, sewerage & waste mgt 17,711 Show data context
F: Construction 192,116 Show data context
G: Wholesale & retail trade 411,966 Show data context
H: Transport & storage 119,000 Show data context
I: Accommodation & catering 137,666 Show data context
J: Information & communication 60,194 Show data context
K: Financial & insurance 91,415 Show data context
L: Real estate activities. 28,920 Show data context
M: Professional, scientific & technical 120,322 Show data context
N: Administrative & support 109,199 Show data context
O: Public administration & defence 144,080 Show data context
P: Education 244,368 Show data context
Q: Human health & social work 321,767 Show data context
R,S: Arts & recreation; other services 104,610 Show data context
T: Activities of households 1,196 Show data context
U: Extraterritorial bodies 1,094 Show data context
Date: Source:
2011 Census of Population


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This classification of industry is that used by the 2011 Census, and forms the basic for our standardisation of historical information on industrial structure. The modern data are a classification of workers by their employers' business and count them by their place of work. However, before 1951 they are counted by place of residence, and before 1921 workers have to be classified by their individual occupations.

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Date accessed: 14th July 2024