Standard Industrial Classification (2007)

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2011 Industrial Classification 2011
A: Agriculture, forestry and fishing 99 Show data context
B: Mining and quarrying 35 Show data context
C: Manufacturing 3,642 Show data context
D: Electricity, gas, steam etc 84 Show data context
E: Water, sewerage and waste mgt 390 Show data context
F: Construction 3,509 Show data context
G: Wholesale and retail trade 6,573 Show data context
H: Transport and storage 1,436 Show data context
I: Accommodation and catering 2,112 Show data context
J: Information and communication 2,817 Show data context
K: Financial and insurance 1,507 Show data context
L: Real estate activities. 548 Show data context
M: Professional, scientific and technical 3,139 Show data context
N: Administrative and support 2,657 Show data context
O: Public administration and defence 2,933 Show data context
P: Education 3,159 Show data context
Q: Human health and social work 7,174 Show data context
R,S: Arts & recreation; other services 2,014 Show data context
T: Activities of households 79 Show data context
U: Extraterritorial bodies 11 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: 27th October 2021