Standard Industrial Classification (2007)

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2011 Industrial Classification 2011
A: Agriculture, forestry and fishing 23,317 Show data context
B: Mining and quarrying 2,697 Show data context
C: Manufacturing 144,785 Show data context
D: Electricity, gas, steam etc 10,564 Show data context
E: Water, sewerage and waste mgt 12,167 Show data context
F: Construction 108,016 Show data context
G: Wholesale and retail trade 207,790 Show data context
H: Transport and storage 50,548 Show data context
I: Accommodation and catering 83,401 Show data context
J: Information and communication 29,663 Show data context
K: Financial and insurance 37,878 Show data context
L: Real estate activities. 16,536 Show data context
M: Professional, scientific and technical 55,547 Show data context
N: Administrative and support 52,770 Show data context
O: Public administration and defence 102,940 Show data context
P: Education 134,013 Show data context
Q: Human health and social work 193,084 Show data context
R,S: Arts & recreation; other services 59,960 Show data context
T: Activities of households 585 Show data context
U: Extraterritorial bodies 103 Show data context
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2011 Great Britain Historical GIS Project

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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: 11th May 2021