Standard Industrial Classification (2007)

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2011 Industrial Classification 2011
A: Agriculture, forestry and fishing 4,266 Show data context
B: Mining and quarrying 412 Show data context
C: Manufacturing 17,799 Show data context
D: Electricity, gas, steam etc 412 Show data context
E: Water, sewerage and waste mgt 1,325 Show data context
F: Construction 16,832 Show data context
G: Wholesale and retail trade 28,520 Show data context
H: Transport and storage 5,920 Show data context
I: Accommodation and catering 12,341 Show data context
J: Information and communication 4,047 Show data context
K: Financial and insurance 3,064 Show data context
L: Real estate activities. 3,098 Show data context
M: Professional, scientific and technical 9,312 Show data context
N: Administrative and support 7,639 Show data context
O: Public administration and defence 14,587 Show data context
P: Education 17,485 Show data context
Q: Human health and social work 21,490 Show data context
R,S: Arts & recreation; other services 9,662 Show data context
T: Activities of households 310 Show data context
U: Extraterritorial bodies 27 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: 13th December 2018