Standard Industrial Classification (2007)

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2011 Industrial Classification 2011
A: Agriculture, forestry & fishing 21,600 Show data context
B: Mining & quarrying 2,491 Show data context
C: Manufacturing 329,548 Show data context
D: Electricity, gas, steam etc 18,770 Show data context
E: Water, sewerage & waste mgt 27,178 Show data context
F: Construction 237,864 Show data context
G: Wholesale & retail trade 538,707 Show data context
H: Transport & storage 162,217 Show data context
I: Accommodation & catering 190,491 Show data context
J: Information & communication 93,677 Show data context
K: Financial & insurance 114,336 Show data context
L: Real estate activities. 46,101 Show data context
M: Professional, scientific & technical 181,712 Show data context
N: Administrative & support 156,676 Show data context
O: Public administration & defence 189,132 Show data context
P: Education 315,617 Show data context
Q: Human health & social work 450,825 Show data context
R,S: Arts & recreation; other services 145,909 Show data context
T: Activities of households 1,556 Show data context
U: Extraterritorial bodies 294 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: 25th July 2024