Standard Industrial Classification (2007)

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2011 Industrial Classification 2011
A: Agriculture, forestry & fishing 4,275 Show data context
B: Mining & quarrying 561 Show data context
C: Manufacturing 7,155 Show data context
D: Electricity, gas, steam etc 880 Show data context
E: Water, sewerage & waste mgt 1,513 Show data context
F: Construction 10,994 Show data context
G: Wholesale & retail trade 16,988 Show data context
H: Transport & storage 5,726 Show data context
I: Accommodation & catering 10,551 Show data context
J: Information & communication 2,777 Show data context
K: Financial & insurance 1,450 Show data context
L: Real estate activities. 1,535 Show data context
M: Professional, scientific & technical 4,720 Show data context
N: Administrative & support 4,508 Show data context
O: Public administration & defence 7,451 Show data context
P: Education 8,665 Show data context
Q: Human health & social work 17,661 Show data context
R,S: Arts & recreation; other services 0 Show data context
T: Activities of households 0 Show data context
U: Extraterritorial bodies 0 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: 29th May 2024