Standard Industrial Classification (2007)

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2011 Industrial Classification 2011
A: Agriculture, forestry & fishing 6,525 Show data context
B: Mining & quarrying 316 Show data context
C: Manufacturing 68,951 Show data context
D: Electricity, gas, steam etc 2,998 Show data context
E: Water, sewerage & waste mgt 4,069 Show data context
F: Construction 41,232 Show data context
G: Wholesale & retail trade 87,402 Show data context
H: Transport & storage 22,378 Show data context
I: Accommodation & catering 29,484 Show data context
J: Information & communication 13,326 Show data context
K: Financial & insurance 14,937 Show data context
L: Real estate activities. 6,121 Show data context
M: Professional, scientific & technical 23,157 Show data context
N: Administrative & support 22,446 Show data context
O: Public administration & defence 35,030 Show data context
P: Education 54,207 Show data context
Q: Human health & social work 69,369 Show data context
R,S: Arts & recreation; other services 22,031 Show data context
T: Activities of households 224 Show data context
U: Extraterritorial bodies 22 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