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Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available
Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

Definitions

Data on persons employed in the manufacturing sector has been sourced from the EMP13 - Employment by industry dataset. These estimates are sourced from the Labour Force Survey. The manufacturing sector has been defined in accordance with UK standard industrial classification of economic activities. For the nationality and country of birth figures, the European Economic Area (EEA) is defined as the 28 countries of the EU, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Swiss nationals are treated as EEA nationals for immigration purposes; however, for statistical purposes Switzerland is not included in EEA estimates by ONS unless otherwise specified. Other countries are defined in this publication as all countries other than the UK and those in the EEA.

Disability Status - The (GSS) harmonised "core" definition identifies a person as disabled if they have a physical or mental health condition or illness that has lasted or is expected to last 12 months or more. It must reduce their ability to carry-out day-to-day activities. It is important to note that a person who has a long-term illness that does not reduce their ability to carry-out day-to-day activities is not disabled under the definition. The GSS harmonised questions are asked of the respondent in the survey, meaning that disability status is self-reported. The GSS definition is designed to reflect the definitions that appear in legal terms in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) for Northern Ireland and the 2010 Equality Act for Great Britain.

Available disaggregations
Calculations

(Number of people employed in the manufacturing sector / Number of people in employment) * 100

Other information

The Washington Group on Disability Statistics are often used to provide a cross-nationally comparable population-based measures of disability. Please see the article Measuring disability - comparing approaches for a comparison between the GSS Harmonised measure (used here) and the Washington Group measure.

Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 08 October 2021
Metadata last updated 08 October 2021

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Manufacturing employment as a proportion of total employment

Target name

Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

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Source 1

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Quarterly

Earliest available data

1995

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source Employment by industry opens in a new window
Release date 18 February 2020
Next release

19/05/2020

Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

labour.market@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Other information

Source 2

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

NA

Earliest available data

2009

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source Manufacturing employment as a percentage of total employment by various characteristics, UK - 2009 to 2017 opens in a new window
Release date 22 March 2019
Next release

NA

Statistical classification

Official

Contact details

SustainableDevelopment@ons.gov.uk

Other information

The analysis uses the population weights for 2017 (PWT17). As weightings are adjusted over time, this publication may not match other publications which have used different weightings.