Type: Derived variable
Classifies people aged 16 years and over who were not in employment between 15 March and 21 March 2021 but have previously been employed, by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code that represents the industry or business of their last employment.
Total number of categories: 17
|1||A, B, D, E Agriculture, energy and water|
|4||G Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motor cycles|
|5||H Transport and storage|
|6||I Accommodation and food service activities|
|7||J Information and communication|
|8||K Financial and insurance activities|
|9||L Real estate activities|
|10||M Professional scientific and technical activities|
|11||N Administrative and support service activities|
|12||O Public administration and defence; compulsory social security|
|14||Q Human health and social work activities|
|15||R S T U Other|
|-8||Does not apply*|
*Students and schoolchildren living away during term-time, children aged 15 years and under, and people who were employed in the week before 21 March 2021.
View all industry (former) classifications.
As Census 2021 was during a unique period of rapid change, take care when using Labour Market data for planning purposes.
Read about how we developed and tested the questions for Census 2021.
Comparability with the 2011 Census
What does highly comparable mean?
A variable that is highly comparable means that it can be directly compared with the variable from the 2011 Census. The questions and options that people could choose from may be slightly different, for example the order of the options may be swapped around, but the data collected is the same.
England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland comparisons
This variable is not comparable as the data is not available for all countries.
What does not comparable mean?
A variable that is not comparable means that it cannot be compared for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Census 2021 data that uses this variable
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