Standard Industrial Classification (2007)

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2011 Industrial Classification 2011
A: Agriculture, forestry & fishing 2,365 Show data context
B: Mining & quarrying 75 Show data context
C: Manufacturing 13,403 Show data context
D: Electricity, gas, steam etc 528 Show data context
E: Water, sewerage & waste mgt 1,447 Show data context
F: Construction 21,167 Show data context
G: Wholesale & retail trade 34,503 Show data context
H: Transport & storage 7,134 Show data context
I: Accommodation & catering 12,970 Show data context
J: Information & communication 5,203 Show data context
K: Financial & insurance 5,596 Show data context
L: Real estate activities. 3,228 Show data context
M: Professional, scientific & technical 11,727 Show data context
N: Administrative & support 9,146 Show data context
O: Public administration & defence 11,251 Show data context
P: Education 22,207 Show data context
Q: Human health & social work 34,135 Show data context
R,S: Arts & recreation; other services 11,878 Show data context
T: Activities of households 469 Show data context
U: Extraterritorial bodies 23 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: 15th July 2024