Standard Industrial Classification (2007)

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2011 Industrial Classification 2011
A: Agriculture, forestry & fishing 95 Show data context
B: Mining & quarrying 40 Show data context
C: Manufacturing 9,044 Show data context
D: Electricity, gas, steam etc 241 Show data context
E: Water, sewerage & waste mgt 767 Show data context
F: Construction 5,496 Show data context
G: Wholesale & retail trade 7,302 Show data context
H: Transport & storage 3,392 Show data context
I: Accommodation & catering 2,005 Show data context
J: Information & communication 1,040 Show data context
K: Financial & insurance 1,231 Show data context
L: Real estate activities. 746 Show data context
M: Professional, scientific & technical 1,739 Show data context
N: Administrative & support 2,897 Show data context
O: Public administration & defence 2,919 Show data context
P: Education 5,052 Show data context
Q: Human health & social work 10,733 Show data context
R,S: Arts & recreation; other services 2,440 Show data context
T: Activities of households 20 Show data context
U: Extraterritorial bodies 3 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