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Employed persons in services. By activity group

Employed persons in services. By activity group (CCEA-2009) Catalonia Value
Total Sales and repair of motor vehicles and motorbikes Wholesale and intermediates, except motor vehicles Retail, except motor vehicles and motorbikes Transport and storage Hospitality Information and communications Real Estate activities Professional, scientifically and technical activities Administrative activities and auxiliary services Artistic and entertainments activities Other services
2018 1,846,885 49,621 228,673 302,853 168,958 253,349 104,067 67,874 239,009 308,082 72,997 51,402
2017 1,792,352 47,813 227,670 299,587 167,760 248,637 96,964 65,033 221,455 295,921 68,870 52,644
2016 1,734,090 (b) 48,396 (b) 219,659 (b) 306,596 (b) 159,893 (b) 239,590 (b) 90,211 (b) 60,086 (b) 205,525 (b) 279,395 (b) 67,505 (b) 57,232 (b)
2015 1,698,737 45,076 220,427 292,614 161,158 234,179 84,533 51,536 205,217 276,875 74,897 52,226
2014 z 43,914 214,260 (b) 287,333 159,473 228,421 82,718 49,231 199,456 252,389 62,825 47,963
2013 1,597,855 47,638 211,237 292,066 156,767 229,915 75,296 42,735 191,066 239,719 59,003 52,412
2012 1,625,748 47,505 216,924 291,447 166,676 232,183 79,828 45,415 190,917 249,726 54,818 50,309
2011 z 47,809 224,309 289,817 169,290 232,394 78,158 47,387 206,776 254,682 57,066 8,199 (b)
2010 z 53,534 231,303 293,940 183,953 225,357 76,354 49,424 196,056 269,382 15,838 (b) 8,452 (b)
2009 z 51,762 230,066 296,995 181,666 217,609 80,175 52,597 203,604 246,635 33,061 (b) 8,852 (b)
2008 1,771,339 56,732 241,599 318,602 188,988 229,098 83,456 57,142 211,649 258,612 68,418 57,045
Units: Persons.
Source: Idescat, based on the Structural business statistics in the trade sector and the Structural business statistics in the service sector of INE.
(b) Break in time series.
(z) Category not applicable.
Employed persons in services. By activity group (CCEA-2009) Spain Value
Total Sales and repair of motor vehicles and motorbikes Wholesale and intermediates, except motor vehicles Retail, except motor vehicles and motorbikes Transport and storage Hospitality Information and communications Real Estate activities Professional, scientifically and technical activities Administrative activities and auxiliary services Artistic and entertainments activities Other services
2018 9,725,135 308,622 1,109,146 1,733,179 918,424 1,527,972 514,853 276,281 1,133,321 1,507,259 362,287 333,791
2017 9,421,612 305,723 1,108,891 1,724,902 889,932 1,465,874 481,155 265,341 1,056,615 1,456,664 346,484 320,031
2016 9,122,781 (b) 298,023 (b) 1,069,748 (b) 1,739,721 (b) 854,350 (b) 1,401,056 (b) 460,593 (b) 238,428 (b) 1,018,950 (b) 1,397,438 (b) 326,606 (b) 317,868 (b)
2015 8,932,845 287,754 1,043,679 1,693,544 864,265 1,382,037 440,507 210,858 1,003,041 1,381,484 328,185 297,491
2014 z 268,594 1,005,846 (b) 1,644,365 850,326 1,372,988 418,759 194,522 969,256 1,309,606 294,075 291,962
2013 8,443,325 280,166 1,003,493 1,662,102 843,015 1,347,034 405,534 178,042 925,874 1,236,040 281,699 280,326
2012 8,586,912 289,172 1,023,638 1,683,069 880,310 1,357,108 421,790 187,525 946,488 1,238,343 282,559 276,910
2011 z 304,438 1,057,878 1,698,593 905,584 1,337,749 428,474 192,609 983,089 1,253,002 276,227 45,197 (b)
2010 z 322,688 1,076,782 1,738,045 947,511 1,326,939 427,470 205,156 994,894 1,260,685 73,221 (b) 44,428 (b)
2009 z 325,059 1,080,030 1,774,482 953,638 1,330,284 428,475 212,267 1,021,759 1,262,069 160,011 (b) 46,741 (b)
2008 9,429,539 351,577 1,167,397 1,861,276 1,011,174 1,366,492 443,846 235,608 1,066,871 1,331,844 296,313 297,141
Units: Persons.
Source: INE. Structural business statistics in the trade sector and Structural business statistics in the service sector.
(b) Break in time series.
(z) Category not applicable.

Methodological note

The Structural Business Statistics in the Service Sector (called the Annual Services Survey prior to the reference year 2014), is the main source of structural information for all market services. It is a sample survey performed annually by the National Statistical Institute (INE) in collaboration with the Statistical Institute of Catalonia (Idescat) in the Catalan territory. Its fundamental objective is the study of the economic characteristics of companies in the sector, such as their primary activities and employment, as well as accounting data such as expenses or income.

The statistical unit used in the research is companies whose main economic activity is to provide one of the services described in following. A company is considered to be the smallest combination of legal entities that make up an organizational unit that produces goods or services and has a certain degree of autonomy in regard to decision-making. A company may carry out its activities in one or several local units (establishments). The data published for Catalonia regarding this statistic refers to the activities developed by the company units in Catalonia, according to the Catalan Classification of Economic Activities 2009 (CCAE-2009). Until 2007, the classification used was CCAE-93.

Sectorisation corresponding to the Catalan Classification of Economic Activities 2009 (CCAE-2009)
Activity groupsCCAE-2009
Sale and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles45
Wholesale and intermediaries, except motor vehicles46
Retail sales, except motor vehicles and motorcycles 47
Transport and storage 49–53
Hotel business55, 56
Information and communications 58–63
Real estate activities 68
Professional, scientific and technical activities 69–75
Administrative activities and auxiliary services77–82
Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities90–93
Other services 95, 96

Employees are a 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 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.

From 2009 to 2011, the "Artistic, leisure and entertainment activities" and "Other services" groups were partially studied using a rota system, meaning some of its branches were studied each year. From the year 2012 onwards, all of this group of branches will be studied again. The relationship of branches studied each year is as follows:

Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities:

Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities
20082009201020112012
Creative, artistic and show activities (div. 90)YesYesYesYes
Library, archival and museum activities (div. 91)YesYesYesYes
Gambling and betting (div. 92)YesYesYes
Sporting, recreational and entertainment activities (div. 93)YesYesYesYes
Other services
20082009201020112012
Computer repair, personal belongings and domestic goods (div. 95)YesYesYesYesYes
Other activities in personal services (div. 96)YesYes

In 2014, companies not previously included in the Survey framework were incorporated into the "Wholesale trade and intermediaries, except motor vehicles" branch (group 467 of the CCAE-2009).

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.