Marine economic statistics 2017: corrected April 2020
Statistics on economic contributions of Scotland’s marine sectors present a time series of Gross Value Added (GVA), turnover and employment for industrial categories defined as part of the marine sector. This publication was originally published in October 2019 and was corrected in April 2020.
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16. Annex A - SABS SIC Codes
The main source for the economic statistics is the Scottish Annual Business Survey.
Throughout this document SABS class definitions are quoted from the UK Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities 2007 (SIC 2007)
Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities, or SIC, is a Classification to help classify businesses according to the type of their economic activity. One or more SIC codes can be attributed to a business.
Marine totals are compiled from combined outputs for:
The 'Marine related' SIC codes were agreed with Marine Scotland for the Economic Topic Sheets, published since 2011. The codes exclude SIC 06 Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas. Although oil and gas extraction is a key component of the Scottish economy, estimates are not presented here to remain consistent with UK extra regio (offshore) activity in National Accounts Statistics.
In addition to the marine related SIC codes, a marine tourism category has been derived, defined in terms of SIC codes set out in Scottish Government's Growth Sectors, for postcodes identified as being up to 100m from coast-line.
Table 31 shows the SIC codes used to extract economic values for the marine economy. For the purposes of labelling charts and discussing findings, abbreviated names have been used as shorthand for the full SABS SIC codes, these are included in the table.
For the purposes of labelling charts and discussing findings, the following abbreviated names have been used as shorthand for the full SABS SIC codes.
|Specific Marine SIC codes||Abbreviation used in this report|
|03.1: Fishing (not extracted these statistics)||Fishing|
|03.2: Aquaculture (not extracted these statistics)||Aquaculture|
|09.1: Support activities for petroleum and natural gas extraction||Oil and gas services|
|10.2: Processing and preserving of fish, crustaceans and molluscs||Seafood processing|
|30.1: Building of ships and boats & 33.15: Repair and maintenance of ships and boats||Ship building|
|42.91: Construction of water projects & 52.22: Service activities incidental to water transportation||Construction and water transport services|
|50.1: Sea and coastal passenger water transport||Passenger water transport|
|50.2: Sea and coastal freight water transport||Freight water transport|
|77.34: Renting and leasing of water transport equipment||Renting & leasing|
|Marine Tourism and Recreation SIC codes|
|55.1: Hotels and similar accommodation||Marine tourism|
|55.2: Holiday and other short-stay accommodation|
|55.3: Camping grounds, recreational vehicle parks and trailer parks|
|56.1: Restaurants and mobile food service activities|
|56.3: Beverage serving activities|
|79.12: Tour operator activities|
|79.9: Other reservation service and related activities|
|91.02: Museum activities|
|91.03: Operation of historical sites and buildings and similar visitor attractions|
|91.04: Botanical and zoological gardens and nature reserve activities|
|93.11: Operation of sports facilities|
|93.199: Other sports activities (not including activities of racehorse owners)|
|93.21 Activities of amusement parks and theme parks|
|93.29: Other amusement and recreation activities|
The SABS Methodology page provides details on all aspects of the data collection and limitations. Key points are covered in Annex B: Methodology and source data.
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