Standard Industrial Classification (2007)

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2011 Industrial Classification 2011
A: Agriculture, forestry and fishing 3,611 Show data context
B: Mining and quarrying 1,532 Show data context
C: Manufacturing 52,607 Show data context
D: Electricity, gas, steam etc 1,107 Show data context
E: Water, sewerage and waste mgt 2,861 Show data context
F: Construction 29,591 Show data context
G: Wholesale and retail trade 54,173 Show data context
H: Transport and storage 16,037 Show data context
I: Accommodation and catering 18,045 Show data context
J: Information and communication 7,472 Show data context
K: Financial and insurance 4,796 Show data context
L: Real estate activities. 3,424 Show data context
M: Professional, scientific and technical 14,362 Show data context
N: Administrative and support 12,802 Show data context
O: Public administration and defence 12,486 Show data context
P: Education 29,517 Show data context
Q: Human health and social work 37,437 Show data context
R,S: Arts & recreation; other services 14,454 Show data context
T: Activities of households 174 Show data context
U: Extraterritorial bodies 18 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: 25th February 2021