Employment in the agri-food sector in Great Britain Q1 2017, by sector

This statistic shows the number of employees in the agri-food industry in Great Britain as of the first quarter of 2017, by sector. During that period, the food and drink retailing sector had 1.12 million employees.

Number of agri-food industry employees in Great Britain in the 1st quarter 2017, by sector

Employees in millions
Total agri-food sector3.84
Total food sector3.41
Non-Residential Catering1.68
Food and Drink Retailing1.12
Agriculture and Fishing0.43
Food and Drink Manufacturing0.39
Food and Drink Wholesaling0.23
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Release date

October 2017


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

Q1 2017

Supplementary notes

Data for the food sector is not available for Northern Ireland, but numbers are likely to be small.
Wholesaling, manufacturing and retailing also includes tobacco.

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