Standard Industrial Classification (2007)

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2011 Industrial Classification 2011
A: Agriculture, forestry and fishing 9,355 Show data context
B: Mining and quarrying 1,030 Show data context
C: Manufacturing 36,988 Show data context
D: Electricity, gas, steam etc 1,281 Show data context
E: Water, sewerage and waste mgt 2,809 Show data context
F: Construction 33,077 Show data context
G: Wholesale and retail trade 66,801 Show data context
H: Transport and storage 15,302 Show data context
I: Accommodation and catering 23,758 Show data context
J: Information and communication 7,797 Show data context
K: Financial and insurance 15,574 Show data context
L: Real estate activities. 5,296 Show data context
M: Professional, scientific and technical 19,114 Show data context
N: Administrative and support 16,670 Show data context
O: Public administration and defence 21,145 Show data context
P: Education 36,207 Show data context
Q: Human health and social work 52,895 Show data context
R,S: Arts & recreation; other services 18,598 Show data context
T: Activities of households 346 Show data context
U: Extraterritorial bodies 404 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: 26th March 2019