Annual Population Survey in Scotland 2007: A Compendium of Labour Market Statistics

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By industry

Table 10 shows that in 2007 (and 2006) the largest industry in Scotland was public administration, education and health (employing an estimated 31.4% of workers in 2007).

The smallest industry, in terms of workforce, was agriculture & fishing (employing an estimated 2.0% of workers in 2007).

Table 10: Proportion and level of people in employment by broad industrial group, 2006-2007

Broad Industrial Group

2006

2007

Proportion

Proportion

Level

Agriculture & fishing

1.8%

2.0%

49,300

Energy & water

2.5%

2.7%

67,100

Manufacturing

10.6%

10.8%

271,200

Construction

8.2%

8.4%

212,300

Distribution, hotels & restaurants

18.7%

18.5%

464,200

Transport & communication

6.7%

6.3%

158,300

Banking, finance & insurance etc

14.1%

14.2%

357,900

Public admin, education & health

31.5%

31.4%

790,000

Other services

5.9%

5.7%

144,000

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