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Annual Population Survey in Scotland 2005

Published: 29 Jun 2006
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
075596148X

This summary publication presents analysis on the labour market, education and training. Results are presented here at Scotland and sub-Scotland levels.

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Annual Population Survey in Scotland 2005
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By industry

Table 9 shows that in 2005 (and 2004) the largest industry in Scotland was public administration, education and health (employing an estimated 30.8% of workers).

The smallest industry, in terms of workforce, was agriculture & fishing (employing an estimated 1.7% of workers in 2005).

Table 9: Proportion and level of people in employment by broad industrial group, 2004-2005

Broad Industrial Group

2004

2005

Proportion

Proportion

Level

Agriculture & fishing

1.8%

1.7%

41,000

Energy & water

2.4%

2.6%

62,000

Manufacturing

11.9%

10.7%

258,000

Construction

8.0%

7.7%

185,000

Distribution, hotels & restaurants

19.5%

19.7%

475,000

Transport & communication

6.3%

6.7%

161,000

Banking, finance & insurance etc

13.9%

14.0%

337,000

Public admin, education & health

30.4%

30.8%

743,000

Other services

5.9%

6.2%

148,000

Note: This public administration, education and health industry grouping is not equivalent to the public sector.