Understanding the Scottish rural economy: research paper

This report outlines the Scottish Government's understanding of the Scottish rural economy and presents economic and social data.

Annex 4: UK Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities

ONS GVA sectors

UK SIC 2007 Section

UK SIC 2007 Division

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

A Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities; Forestry and logging; Fishing and aquaculture

Mining, Quarrying, Utilities

B Mining and Quarrying

Mining of coal and lignite; Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas; Mining of metal ores; Other mining and quarrying; Mining support service activities

D Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply

Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

E Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities

Water collection, treatment and supply; Sewerage; Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery; Remediation activities and other waste management services.


C Manufacturing

Manufacture of food products; Manufacture of beverages; Manufacture of tobacco products; Manufacture of textiles; Manufacture of wearing apparel; Manufacture of leather and related products; Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials; Manufacture of paper and paper products; Printing and reproduction of recorded media; Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products; Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products; Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations; Manufacture of rubber and plastic products; Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products; Manufacture of basic metals; Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment; Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products; Manufacture of electrical equipment; Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c; Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers; Manufacture of other transport equipment; Manufacture of furniture; Other manufacturing; Repair and installation of machinery and equipment


F Construction

Construction of buildings; Civil engineering; Specialised construction activities

Distribution; transport; accommodation and food

G Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles

Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles; Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

H Transportation and Storage

Land transport and transport via pipelines; Water transport; Air transport; Warehousing and support activities for transportation; Postal and courier activities

I Accommodation and Food Service Activities

Accommodation; Food and beverage service activities

Information and Communication

J Information and Communication

Publishing activities; Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities; Programming and broadcasting activities; Telecommunications; Computer programming, consultancy and related activities; Information service activities


K Financial and Insurance Activities

Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding; Insurance, reinsurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security; Activities auxiliary to financial services and insurance activities

Real Estate

l Real Estate Activities

Buying and selling of own real estate; Renting and operating of own or leased real estate; Real estate activities on a fee or contract basis

Business Services

M Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities

Legal and accounting activities; Activities of head offices; management consultancy activities; Architectural and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis; Scientific research and development; Advertising and market research; Other professional, scientific and technical activities; Veterinary activities

N Administrative and Support Service Activities

Rental and leasing activities; Employment activities; Travel agency, tour operator and other reservation service and related activities; Security and investigation activities; Services to buildings and landscape activities; Office administrative, office support and other business support activities

Public Administration, health and Education

O Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security

Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

P Education

Education (pre-primary; primary; secondary; Higher education; Other education; educational support activities)

Q Human Health and Social Work Activities

Human health activities; Residential care activities; Social work activities without accommodation


R Arts, Entertainment and Recreation

Creative, arts and entertainment activities; Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities; Gambling and betting activities; Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities

S Other Service Activities

Activities of membership organisations; Repair of computers and personal and household goods; Other personal service activities

T Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods-and Services-Producing Activities of Households for own use

Activities of households as employers of domestic personnel; Undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of private households for own use

Source: ONS Summary of Structure, 2017


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