Standard Industrial Classification (2007)

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2011 Industrial Classification 2011
A: Agriculture, forestry & fishing 4,743 Show data context
B: Mining & quarrying 421 Show data context
C: Manufacturing 46,034 Show data context
D: Electricity, gas, steam etc 1,925 Show data context
E: Water, sewerage & waste mgt 2,744 Show data context
F: Construction 32,751 Show data context
G: Wholesale & retail trade 67,095 Show data context
H: Transport & storage 19,206 Show data context
I: Accommodation & catering 21,013 Show data context
J: Information & communication 7,971 Show data context
K: Financial & insurance 8,147 Show data context
L: Real estate activities. 3,911 Show data context
M: Professional, scientific & technical 15,159 Show data context
N: Administrative & support 16,424 Show data context
O: Public administration & defence 17,889 Show data context
P: Education 33,342 Show data context
Q: Human health & social work 43,924 Show data context
R,S: Arts & recreation; other services 17,931 Show data context
T: Activities of households 212 Show data context
U: Extraterritorial bodies 26 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: 19th July 2024