Number of those self-employed in the United Kingdom (UK) between April 2017 and June 2017, by industry (in 1,000)*

Self-employment in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by industry section This statistic shows a distribution of the self-employed workforce by industry in the United Kingdom (UK) between April and June 2017. The number of the total self-employed workforce that are working in construction accounts for 973 thousand employed people, making the construction industry the main industry of the self-employed workforce in the United Kingdom in 2017. The 'Professional, scientific and technical activities' section and 'other services' section also accounted for more than 570 thousand employed people, respectively.
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Number of all self-employed workers in thousands
Construction973
Professional, scientific & technical activities577
Other services551
Wholesale, retail & repair of motor vehicles407
Administrative & support services370
Human health & social work activities323
Transport & storage307
Information & communication254
Education221
Manufacturing219
Accommodation and food services181
Financial & insurance activities81
Real estate activities58
Public admin & defence; social security56
Number of all self-employed workers in thousands
Construction973
Professional, scientific & technical activities577
Other services551
Wholesale, retail & repair of motor vehicles407
Administrative & support services370
Human health & social work activities323
Transport & storage307
Information & communication254
Education221
Manufacturing219
Accommodation and food services181
Financial & insurance activities81
Real estate activities58
Public admin & defence; social security56

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This statistic shows a distribution of the self-employed workforce by industry in the United Kingdom (UK) between April and June 2017. The number of the total self-employed workforce that are working in construction accounts for 973 thousand employed people, making the construction industry the main industry of the self-employed workforce in the United Kingdom in 2017. The 'Professional, scientific and technical activities' section and 'other services' section also accounted for more than 570 thousand employed people, respectively.
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Release date
August 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
April 1 to June 30, 2017
Age group
16 years and older
Supplementary notes
* Not seasonally adjusted.

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