Self-employment in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018, by industry section

Number of those self-employed in the United Kingdom (UK) between January to December 2018, by industry (in 1,000)*

by Daniel Clark, last edited Jun 3, 2019
Self-employment in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018, by industry section This statistic shows the distribution of the self-employed workforce by industry in the United Kingdom (UK) between January to December 2018. The number of self-employed workers in the construction industry accounted for more than 3.8 million employed people, making it the largest self-employed workforce in the United Kingdom. The 'Professional, scientific and technical activities' section and 'other services' section also had a large proportion of self-employed workers, with over 2.3 million of them in each industry.
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Number of those self-employed in the United Kingdom (UK) between January to December 2018, by industry (in 1,000)*

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Number of all self-employed workers in thousands
Construction3,846
Other services2,321
Professional, scientific & technical activities2,307
Wholesale, retail & repair of motor vehicles1,522
Administrative & support services1,439
Human health & social work activities1,290
Transport & storage1,161
Education1,049
Manufacturing949
Information & communication939
Accommodation and food services533
Financial & insurance activities413
Real estate activities255
Public admin & defence; social security187
Number of all self-employed workers in thousands
Construction3,846
Other services2,321
Professional, scientific & technical activities2,307
Wholesale, retail & repair of motor vehicles1,522
Administrative & support services1,439
Human health & social work activities1,290
Transport & storage1,161
Education1,049
Manufacturing949
Information & communication939
Accommodation and food services533
Financial & insurance activities413
Real estate activities255
Public admin & defence; social security187
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by Daniel Clark, last edited Jun 3, 2019
This statistic shows the distribution of the self-employed workforce by industry in the United Kingdom (UK) between January to December 2018. The number of self-employed workers in the construction industry accounted for more than 3.8 million employed people, making it the largest self-employed workforce in the United Kingdom. The 'Professional, scientific and technical activities' section and 'other services' section also had a large proportion of self-employed workers, with over 2.3 million of them in each industry.
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