Self-employment occupation groups in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

Number of those self-employed in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by major occupational group (1,000s)

Self-employment occupation groups in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017 This statistic shows a distribution of all self-employed workers in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by major occupational group. The number of the total self-employed workforce that are working in skilled trade occupations exceeds 1.2 million workers, making skilled trade occupations the main occupational group of the self-employed workforce in the United Kingdom in 2017.
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Number of those self-employed in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by major occupational group (1,000s)

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Number of all self-employed in thousands
Skilled trades1,212%
Managers, directors & senior officials817%
Professional occupations733%
Associate professional & technical753%
Process, plant & machine operatives385%
Caring, leisure & other services359%
Elementary occupations274%
Administrative & secretarial 157%
Sales & customer services87%
Number of all self-employed in thousands
Skilled trades1,212%
Managers, directors & senior officials817%
Professional occupations733%
Associate professional & technical753%
Process, plant & machine operatives385%
Caring, leisure & other services359%
Elementary occupations274%
Administrative & secretarial 157%
Sales & customer services87%
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This statistic shows a distribution of all self-employed workers in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by major occupational group. The number of the total self-employed workforce that are working in skilled trade occupations exceeds 1.2 million workers, making skilled trade occupations the main occupational group of the self-employed workforce in the United Kingdom in 2017.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
October 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Age group
16 years and older
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