Census 2011: Regions & Districts – Industry (KS605) ( KS605-NRD )

This is the Industry table (KS605) from the 2011 Census. The table provides data on the industry of employment by of all residents aged 16-74 in employment the week before the census. The table includes data for all persons, males and females.

The industrial categories are:

  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing
  • Mining and quarrying
  • Manufacturing
  • Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
  • Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
  • Construction
  • Wholesale and retail trade
  • Repair of motor vehicles and motor cycles
  • Transport and storage
  • Accommodation and food service activities
  • Information and communication
  • Financial and insurance activities
  • Real estate activities
  • Professional, scientific and technical activities
  • Administrative and support service activities
  • Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
  • Education
  • Human health and social work activities
  • Other

Data is for England, regions and districts. The 2011 census in England and Wales took place on 27th March 2011. It provides a snapshot of the population and its characteristics on that day.

Further information about the census estimates, including details about the methodology is available here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/census/2011/index.html


Identification Number: KS605-NRD
Authoring Entity: Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Producer: Milton Keynes Council
Copyright: © Crown Copyright 2012
Date of Production: 2012-12-11

Employed (In employment) – A person aged 16 to 74 is defined as employed (or in employment) if in the week before the census they carried out at least one hour’s paid work, either as an employee or self-employed. This includes casual or temporary work, on a government-sponsored training scheme, doing paid or unpaid work for their own or family business, being away from work ill, on maternity leave, or on holiday or temporarily laid off.

Industry – The industry in which a person aged 16 to 74 works relates to their main job, and is derived from information provided on the main activity of their employer or business. This is used to assign responses to an industry code based on the Standard Industrial Classification 2007. Industry, Other ‘Other industry’ includes the arts, entertainment and recreation industry; other service activities; the activities of households as employers, undifferentiated goods and services producing activities of households for own use industry; and the activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies industry.

Main job – The ‘Main job’ of a person aged 16 to 74 is the job in which they usually work the most hours. For people not working at the time of the census the main job relates to the person’s last job. Topics based on employment all relate to a person’s main job.

Usual resident – The main population base for outputs from the 2011 Census is the usual resident population as at census day 27 March 2011. Although the population base for enumeration included non-UK short-term residents, this population is analysed separately and is not included in the main outputs from the 2011 Census. All outputs, unless specified, are produced using only usual residents of the UK. For 2011 Census purposes, a usual resident of the UK is anyone who, on census day, was in the UK and had stayed or intended to stay in the UK for a period of 12 months or more, or had a permanent UK address and was outside the UK and intended to be outside the UK for less than 12 months.

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