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Employed persons in industry. By activity groups

Employed persons in industry. By activity groups (CCEA-2009) Catalonia Value
Total industry Extraction industries, oil refining Food industry Production of beverages and of tobacco products Manufacture of textiles, leather, footwear. Tailoring Manufacture of wood and cork-based products, except furniture; basketry Manufacture of paper and graphic arts Chemicals industries Manufacture of pharmaceutical products Manufacture of rubber and plastic products Other non-metal mineral products industries Metallurgy Manufacture of steel products, except machinery and equipment Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical material and equipment Manufacture of N.E.C. machinery and equipment Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers Manufacture of other transport equipment, except motor vehicles Furniture making and other manufacturing industries Repair and installation of machinery and equipment Electricity and gas production and supply Water supply; sanitation and waste management
2018 487,912 3,484 83,351 9,940 32,128 7,851 30,191 36,459 22,461 23,747 11,254 6,620 54,478 23,633 27,127 39,074 2,961 18,129 17,272 5,636 32,116
2017 469,163 3,432 78,438 9,594 31,550 8,103 28,478 35,027 21,731 22,283 10,645 6,458 52,966 22,356 25,812 39,046 2,889 17,778 14,937 5,309 32,332
2016 460,124 (b) 3,656 (b) 75,340 (b) 9,343 (b) 31,023 (b) 7,302 (b) 28,856 (b) 35,061 (b) 21,784 (b) 21,981 (b) 10,754 (b) 6,227 (b) 49,096 (b) 21,942 (b) 25,240 (b) 37,828 (b) 3,060 (b) 18,618 (b) 15,233 (b) 5,736 (b) 32,044 (b)
2015 440,544 3,404 69,050 8,849 29,740 6,956 28,285 33,283 20,812 21,868 10,028 6,046 46,909 20,640 24,308 37,544 2,808 18,411 14,896 5,798 30,908
2014 422,432 3,729 67,180 8,543 29,319 6,322 29,243 30,667 19,211 20,099 10,272 5,503 44,426 21,042 23,922 37,137 2,851 17,208 13,185 6,070 26,502
2013 427,591 (b) 3,509 (b) 67,120 (b) 8,195 (b) 29,903 (b) 7,289 (b) 27,936 (b) 31,117 (b) 18,569 (b) 20,999 (b) 10,672 (b) 5,480 (b) 46,008 (b) 20,700 (b) 23,773 (b) 35,212 (b) 3,283 (b) 20,074 (b) 13,636 (b) 6,748 (b) 27,367 (b)
2012 421,106 3,994 67,195 8,053 29,056 7,641 29,398 31,853 18,581 21,318 11,520 5,906 47,342 21,940 23,558 36,196 2,937 16,686 11,973 7,244 18,716
2011 441,443 3,964 65,322 9,366 32,038 8,413 31,699 32,533 19,872 22,733 13,950 6,232 51,801 22,992 24,043 36,265 3,082 18,066 11,642 7,534 19,897
2010 464,978 4,327 66,308 9,285 34,964 9,394 34,054 32,706 20,439 23,489 15,600 7,105 57,054 25,689 25,710 36,273 3,568 20,871 11,437 8,101 18,603
2009 487,699 4,822 67,427 9,407 39,099 10,170 34,288 33,748 20,005 24,975 17,453 7,100 61,887 27,880 28,154 37,673 4,311 21,973 12,968 7,007 17,352
2008 556,168 5,400 68,531 9,995 48,423 12,340 40,065 37,068 20,673 29,664 21,630 8,255 76,903 33,415 32,536 45,645 5,377 24,372 13,578 6,697 15,602
Units: Persons.
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Structural business statistics in the industrial sector.
(b) Break in time series.
Employed persons in industry. By activity groups (CCEA-2009) Spain Value
Total industry Extraction industries, oil refining Food industry Production of beverages and of tobacco products Manufacture of textiles, leather, footwear. Tailoring Manufacture of wood and cork-based products, except furniture; basketry Manufacture of paper and graphic arts Chemicals industries Manufacture of pharmaceutical products Manufacture of rubber and plastic products Other non-metal mineral products industries Metallurgy Manufacture of steel products, except machinery and equipment Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical material and equipment Manufacture of N.E.C. machinery and equipment Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers Manufacture of other transport equipment, except motor vehicles Furniture making and other manufacturing industries Repair and installation of machinery and equipment Electricity and gas production and supply Water supply; sanitation and waste management
2018 2,221,628 28,999 369,613 55,594 128,620 54,372 105,350 93,078 45,216 100,263 94,791 61,859 253,424 98,359 110,973 159,586 49,465 102,940 95,377 43,018 170,731
2017 2,145,753 26,449 352,841 53,304 127,128 53,250 103,790 89,908 42,653 96,454 92,208 59,272 244,080 94,833 106,238 157,799 47,477 101,089 86,634 41,844 166,625
2016 2,082,775 (b) 29,284 (b) 337,820 (b) 53,024 (b) 127,699 (b) 48,332 (b) 103,376 (b) 87,812 (b) 41,102 (b) 93,312 (b) 89,497 (b) 58,378 (b) 232,530 (b) 90,717 (b) 103,042 (b) 153,942 (b) 46,672 (b) 99,371 (b) 79,381 (b) 41,022 (b) 166,460 (b)
2015 1,984,105 28,834 316,107 49,019 123,684 47,595 102,234 82,693 39,360 89,913 84,637 57,515 221,616 86,324 99,310 144,423 41,982 95,658 77,592 38,452 157,159
2014 1,931,972 29,285 308,905 47,324 121,162 47,093 101,674 79,521 38,677 86,268 85,695 58,041 220,617 80,745 97,457 135,997 40,234 93,461 71,986 38,907 148,922
2013 1,949,194 (b) 30,525 (b) 309,666 (b) 48,182 (b) 120,373 (b) 48,027 (b) 105,612 (b) 81,026 (b) 36,992 (b) 88,345 (b) 90,469 (b) 57,799 (b) 224,647 (b) 83,204 (b) 96,923 (b) 131,837 (b) 40,419 (b) 97,694 (b) 64,925 (b) 39,589 (b) 152,941 (b)
2012 1,922,272 33,635 307,164 48,410 113,201 49,601 103,451 80,667 36,714 88,218 99,304 60,316 222,729 89,453 99,075 134,113 41,865 93,217 64,485 39,181 117,470
2011 2,049,195 36,281 311,877 49,266 123,145 57,484 111,381 82,010 37,970 93,658 117,407 63,462 251,089 96,600 102,143 139,445 43,565 104,783 68,035 41,580 118,010
2010 2,133,618 39,254 316,470 50,108 131,918 63,410 116,880 84,549 39,932 95,907 128,728 66,379 268,650 102,861 106,434 141,053 44,400 119,424 66,199 37,624 113,443
2009 2,199,532 40,304 317,724 50,465 141,747 68,980 123,408 85,118 39,155 99,132 145,388 67,417 284,296 106,073 114,057 145,645 44,557 121,828 67,771 36,995 99,472
2008 2,514,397 46,404 330,942 54,399 178,131 86,033 139,146 93,510 40,385 114,436 180,500 75,628 355,814 122,583 130,743 164,038 47,877 150,704 68,952 37,023 97,150
Units: Persons.
Source: INE. Structural business statistics in the industrial sector.
(b) Break in time series.

Methodological note

The Structural Business Statistics in the Industrial Sector (called the Industrial Survey of Companies prior to the reference year 2014) is the main source of structural information on the industrial sectors. This sample survey is performed annually by the INE in collaboration with the Idescat. Its fundamental objective is to provide information on the main structural characteristics of industrial companies (production, sales, export, intermediate consumptions, investment, etc).

The basic unit used in the research is the company, defined as a legal entity constituting an organizational unit for the production of goods or services, one having certain autonomy in terms of decision-making, principally as to allocating the resources it has at its disposal. The company is the unit that reports (providing the data requested by the survey) and is also an observation unit (the data required by the questionnaire refers to the company).

The population examined in the Industrial Companies Survey consists of the group of companies whose main activity falls within those found from sections B to E in the Catalan Classification of Economic Activities (CCAE-2009): mining, electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning, water supply, sanitation, waste management, and decontamination. A company's main activity is understood to be the one generating its greatest added value; if this does not apply, it is the one providing employment to the greatest number of people. Until 2007, the classification used was CCAE-93.

Correspondences between the 20 economic activity groups and the CCAE-2009
Activity groupsCCAE-2009
Mining and petroleum refining05–09, 19
Food industry 10
Production of beverages and of tobacco products 11–12
Manufacture of textiles, leather, footwear. Tailoring13–15
Manufacture of wood and cork-based products, except furniture; basketry16
Manufacture of paper and graphic arts17–18
Chemicals industries20
Manufacture of pharmaceutical products21
Manufacture of rubber and plastic products22
Other non-metal mineral products industries23
Metallurgy24
Manufacture of steel products, except machinery and equipment25
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical material and equipment26–27
Manufacture of N.E.C. machinery and equipment28
Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers29
Manufacture of other transport equipment, except motor vehicles30
Furniture making and other manufacturing industries31–32
Repair and installation of machinery and equipment33
Electricity and gas production and supply35
Water supply; sanitation and waste management36–39

Employees are the group of people who, by performing their job, contribute to the production of goods or services or carry out auxiliary services to a company (administration, transport, warehousing). This includes on holiday staff, those on short-term or sick leave, those on strike, and those paid by the company but who work offsite. This does not include personnel with unlimited leave, personnel assigned to another company and are paid for this concept, personnel who work strictly on commission, freelance professionals bound to the company by commercial contract, exclusively financial partners or the owner's family members who do not take an active role in the company. The reference point for the employment data is 30th September of each year.

The changes made to Industrial Companies Surveys carried out from the 2008 results caused a methodological division within the series that hinders inter-annual comparisons, both in terms of the total amount of industry as well as most sectors and a large number of variables.

In 2011, the Survey widened and improved coverage of the energy sector (division 35 of the CCAE-2009) and, in 2013, the waste management sector (division 38 of the CCAE-2009).

Until the year 2012, the Survey focussed its field of study on industrial companies with at least one employee. From 2013 onwards, the population scope was widened to include industrial companies without employees and the territorial scope was widened to include companies in Ceuta and Melilla.

Several methodological improvements were applied to the Structural Business Statistics in 2016 as part of the Project for the integration of the structural economic surveys.

The lack of uniformity described means it would not be appropriate to calculate the year-over-year variation for these groups of activities for the mentioned years.