Standard Industrial Classification (2007)

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2011 Industrial Classification 2011
A: Agriculture, forestry & fishing 93 Show data context
B: Mining & quarrying 33 Show data context
C: Manufacturing 10,164 Show data context
D: Electricity, gas, steam etc 846 Show data context
E: Water, sewerage & waste mgt 713 Show data context
F: Construction 7,787 Show data context
G: Wholesale & retail trade 15,059 Show data context
H: Transport & storage 5,284 Show data context
I: Accommodation & catering 6,665 Show data context
J: Information & communication 3,200 Show data context
K: Financial & insurance 2,627 Show data context
L: Real estate activities. 1,250 Show data context
M: Professional, scientific & technical 3,780 Show data context
N: Administrative & support 5,830 Show data context
O: Public administration & defence 15,015 Show data context
P: Education 10,826 Show data context
Q: Human health & social work 15,633 Show data context
R,S: Arts & recreation; other services 4,603 Show data context
T: Activities of households 31 Show data context
U: Extraterritorial bodies 17 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: 24th June 2024