Standard Industrial Classification (2007)

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2011 Industrial Classification 2011
A: Agriculture, forestry and fishing 41,669 Show data context
B: Mining and quarrying 25,911 Show data context
C: Manufacturing 202,260 Show data context
D: Electricity, gas, steam etc 20,331 Show data context
E: Water, sewerage and waste mgt 19,219 Show data context
F: Construction 199,027 Show data context
G: Wholesale and retail trade 376,658 Show data context
H: Transport and storage 123,286 Show data context
I: Accommodation and catering 157,425 Show data context
J: Information and communication 69,157 Show data context
K: Financial and insurance 113,541 Show data context
L: Real estate activities. 29,496 Show data context
M: Professional, scientific and technical 128,969 Show data context
N: Administrative and support 109,484 Show data context
O: Public administration and defence 174,134 Show data context
P: Education 211,748 Show data context
Q: Human health and social work 377,860 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
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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: 14th October 2019