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.
Number of people employed in tourism industries
Number of people employed in tourism related industries
|Unit of measurement||
Number of people
BRES - Business Register and Employment Survey; SIC - Standard Industrial Classification; Part time - those working 30 hours or less per week; Full time - those working more than 30 hours per week. The public sector comprises central government, local government and public corporations. The private sector comprises companies, sole proprietors, partnerships and non-profit bodies. An employee is defined as anyone aged 16 years or over that is paid directly from the payroll, in return for carrying out a full-time or part-time job or being on a training scheme. Employment includes employees plus the number of working owners who receive drawings or a share of the profits. Full-time is defined as working more than 30 hours per week with part-time defined as working 30 hours or less per week. Working Proprietors are sole traders, sole proprietors, partners and directors. This does not apply to registered charities. Employment = employees + working proprietors.
Total number of people employed in tourism related industries
This, or part of this, indicator is awaiting the development of internationally established methodology and standards (classified by the UN as tier 3). This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated|
|Metadata last updated||08 October 2021|