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Field description Field abbreviation Field version Field length Field type
Employment - Standard Industrial Classification 2007 1 digit XEMP2007SIC1 1.1.2 1 Char

Valid entries

Code Label
A Agriculture, forestry and fishing
B Mining and quarrying
C Manufacturing
D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
F Construction
G Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
H Transportation and storage
I Accommodation and food service activities
J Information and communication
K Financial and insurance activities
L Real estate activities
M Professional, scientific and technical activities
N Administrative and support service activities
O Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
P Education
Q Human health and social work activities
R Arts, entertainment and recreation
S Other service activities
T Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods-and services-producing activities of households for own use
U Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies
V Not known
X Not applicable

Dependent fields

  • XWRK2007SIC1

Depend upon fields

  • ZSIC2007
  • XEMP2007SIC

Additional information

The derived field labels reflect the Standard Industrial Classification economic activities structure as summarised in the UK Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities 2007 (SIC 2007) ( current-standard-classifications /standard-industrial-classification/index.html).

This field is derived from the externally coded field ZSIC2007, 'Standard Industrial Classification 2007 for the Graduate Outcomes survey'.

Note that the externally coded field ZSIC2007 has been specified to be returned as 5 character length which may contain both 4 and 5 character codes with HESA is receiving the full sub-class classification, including the final digit, where it is applicable. The technical specification below uses a trim of the first 4 characters to create the 22 groups used in this derived field.

Technical Specification

0000-0499 A
0500-0999 B
1000-3499 C
3500-3599 D
3600-3999 E
4000-4499 F
4500-4899 G
4900-5499 H
5500-5799 I
5800-6399 J
6400-6799 K
6800-6899 L
6900-7699 M
7700-8399 N
8400-8499 O
8500-8599 P
8600-8999 Q
9000-9399 R
9400-9699 S
9700-9899 T
9900-9998 U
9999 V
Otherwise X

Revision history

Date Version Notes
2021-02-10 1.1.2 Labels updated to match revisions by ONS
2019-10-23 1.1.1 Created

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