Standard Industrial Classification (2007)

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2011 Industrial Classification 2011
A: Agriculture, forestry and fishing 194 Show data context
B: Mining and quarrying 38 Show data context
C: Manufacturing 2,744 Show data context
D: Electricity, gas, steam etc 57 Show data context
E: Water, sewerage and waste mgt 224 Show data context
F: Construction 3,109 Show data context
G: Wholesale and retail trade 5,227 Show data context
H: Transport and storage 1,340 Show data context
I: Accommodation and catering 2,475 Show data context
J: Information and communication 5,571 Show data context
K: Financial and insurance 1,206 Show data context
L: Real estate activities. 458 Show data context
M: Professional, scientific and technical 2,783 Show data context
N: Administrative and support 2,222 Show data context
O: Public administration and defence 4,116 Show data context
P: Education 3,556 Show data context
Q: Human health and social work 2,817 Show data context
R,S: Arts & recreation; other services 1,859 Show data context
T: Activities of households 76 Show data context
U: Extraterritorial bodies 7 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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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Hart District through time | Industry Statistics | Standard Industrial Classification (2007), A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th October 2019