UK: SMEs industry sectors 2018

Main industry sectors of small and medium enterprises (SME) in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018

UK: SMEs industry sectors 2018 This statistic shows the results of s urvey regardiing the main industries of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018. From the respondents, 17 percent advised they were in the personal services industry, the most of any category.
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Main industry sectors of small and medium enterprises (SME) in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018

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Share of responding businesses
Personal services (e.g. beauty and wellness, repair of household goods) 17%
Professional services (e.g., financial services, consulting, travel agents, business services) 17%
Retail or wholesale (incl. online shops) 16%
Other 13%
Arts, entertainment or recreation (e.g., museum, creative arts, sports club) 7%
Media, communication or information (e.g., broadcasting, telecoms, computer programming) 7%
Restaurant/café or other food services 5%
Education (e.g., schools, tutoring, driving school) 5%
Construction or home repair 3%
Non-profit/charity organization 3%
Manufacturing 3%
Healthcare (e.g., dentist, senior care) 2%
Automotive repair or services 2%
Accommodation (e.g., hotels, camping grounds) 2%
Transportation or storage (e.g., taxi, warehousing) 2%
Real estate (e.g., brokerage, leasing, management) 0%
Share of responding businesses
Personal services (e.g. beauty and wellness, repair of household goods) 17%
Professional services (e.g., financial services, consulting, travel agents, business services) 17%
Retail or wholesale (incl. online shops) 16%
Other 13%
Arts, entertainment or recreation (e.g., museum, creative arts, sports club) 7%
Media, communication or information (e.g., broadcasting, telecoms, computer programming) 7%
Restaurant/café or other food services 5%
Education (e.g., schools, tutoring, driving school) 5%
Construction or home repair 3%
Non-profit/charity organization 3%
Manufacturing 3%
Healthcare (e.g., dentist, senior care) 2%
Automotive repair or services 2%
Accommodation (e.g., hotels, camping grounds) 2%
Transportation or storage (e.g., taxi, warehousing) 2%
Real estate (e.g., brokerage, leasing, management) 0%
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This statistic shows the results of s urvey regardiing the main industries of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018. From the respondents, 17 percent advised they were in the personal services industry, the most of any category.
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Release date
March 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
April 2018
Number of respondents
292 respondents
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
* Source question: Which of the following industries best categorizes your business?
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