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Sale and repair of motor vehicles. Employed persons. By branches

Sale and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles. People employed. By branches CCAE-2009 Catalonia. 2021
Sale of motor vehicles Maintenance and repair Sale of spare parts and accessories Sale and repair of motorbikes and spare parts Total
People employed (number) 17,445 20,520 7,319 2,910 48,195
Salaried (number) 15,837 15,195 6,782 2,195 40,009
No salaried (number) 1,609 5,325 537 715 8,186
Employees equivalent to full-time (number) 15,418 14,137 6,525 1,935 38,014
Hours worked by employees (thousands) 26,880 24,648 11,372 3,371 66,271
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Structural business statistics in the trade sector.

Last update: November 23, 2023.


These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Structural Business Statistics in the Service Sector (EAS).

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Hours worked by employees
Total number of hours actually worked by employees for production during the reference period. It includes the total number of usual hours and overtime.
Workers linked to the company by means of a work contract who receive remuneration in the form of wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses, fixed prices or in kind. It includes both permanent and temporary personnel, either full-time or part-time.

Methodological aspects

The main source of trade statistics is the Structural business statistics in the trade sector, called the Annual Trade Survey prior to the reference year 2014, conducted by the INE in accordance with European Union regulations, whereby the statistics for Catalonia are exploited by Idescat. General information is obtained on the evolution of commerce and three main groups or sections that it is made up of:

  • sale and repair of motor vehicles and motocycles
  • wholesale
  • retail

This breakdown presents the tables showing the main results for macromagnitudes and employed persons. In turn, these large groups are subdivided into branches that cover all specialities of commerce. For this smaller breakdown, tables showing macromagnitudes and employed persons are also presented.

Since 2008, the Annual commerce survey has been adapted to the new National classification of economic activities (CNAE-2009). This change involves a shift in the series that prevents inter-annual comparison between most sectors and some variables.

The correspondences between the sectors used and the Catalan classification of economic activities (CCAE-2009) is as follows:

CCAE-2009Groups of activities
45Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
49-53Transportation and storage
58-63Information and communication
68Real estate activities
69-75Professional, scientific and technical activities
77-82Administrative and support service activities
90-93Arts, entertainment and recreation
95,96Other services

Several methodological improvements were applied to the Structural Business Statistics in 2016. The results for 2016 are therefore not strictly comparable with those for previous years.

You can get more information about these statistics in the methodology.