The classification provides a framework for the collection, tabulation, presentation and analysis of data, and its use promotes uniformity.
In addition, it can be used for administrative purposes and by non-government bodies as a convenient way of classifying industrial activities into a common structure.
Since 1948 the classification has been revised in 1958, 1968, 1980, 1992, 1997 and 2003.
Main volume (1.3 Mb Pdf)
Summary of structure
Previous revisions and correlations (1.84 Mb Excel sheet)
Correlation between UK SIC 2003 and UK SIC 2007 (182.5 Kb Excel sheet)
Weighted tables with percentages UK SIC 03 - UK SIC 07 (282 Kb Excel sheet)
Weighted tables with percentages UK SIC 07 - UK SIC 03 (279 Kb Excel sheet)
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