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.
Manufacturing employment as a percentage of total employment
|Unit of measurement||
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.
(Number of people employed in the manufacturing sector / Number of people in employment) * 100
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||2019-09-17: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|
|Metadata last updated||2019-08-06: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|