Why are some of the XpertHR resources categorised under an industry?

Some of the Survey analysis resources published on XpertHR contain content specific to a certain industry or industries. Where this is the case, the "About this resource" panel on the right hand side of the page lists the relevant industries.

We use a two-level industry-classification system that is broadly based on the UK Standard Industrial Classification 2007 as set out by the Office for National Statistics. All industries fall under one of the three top level industries: manufacturing and production; private-sector services; and public services.

Use Where's my industry? to find the XpertHR industrial classification that matches your organisation most closely.

The list below sets out the top level industry and the sub-industries that we include within each.

Manufacturing and production

  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Chemicals, pharmaceuticals and oil
  • Construction
  • Electricity, gas and water
  • Engineering and metals
  • Food, drink and tobacco
  • General manufacturing
  • Paper and printing

Private-sector services

  • Finance
  • Hotels, catering and leisure
  • Facilities, security and support services
  • Information and communication
  • Retail and wholesale
  • Professional and business services
  • Transport and storage
  • Not-for-profit

Public services

  • Central government
  • Local government
  • Public education
  • Public health
  • Public safety