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Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Statistics for the UK and Regions
Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Statistics for the UK and Regions 2009 (SME Statistics) were published on Wednesday 13 October 2010.
The SME Statistics include data on enterprises of all sizes, but contain more detail on enterprises in the smaller size-bands.
Data tables show the number of businesses, employment and turnover, in each category, broken down by the number of employees. Table 1 shows
Private Sector, Table 2 shows Whole Economy (i.e. private sector / Government / non-profit), Table 3 shows Legal Status, and Tables 4-7 show breakdowns by the Standard Industrial Classification, with 7 being the most detailed. Where regional data are available, they appear in Tables 8 to 24.
A corrected version of the 2009 SME Statistics data sheet was uploaded onto the BIS web site on 20/01/2011.
Please note that following on from a Public Consultation and Methodological Review, SME Statistics will be changing. Whilst using broadly the same methodology, the series will be re-named 'Business Population Estimates for the UK and Regions', to highlight the fact that several improvements have been made to the methodology. 'Business Population Estimates for the UK and Regions 2010' will be released in May 2011. Business Population Estimates will be available through the link shown below:
Estimates for Business Population Estimates for the UK and Regions will be based on an improved methodology, which will have a significant impact on the overall number of businesses shown in the publication. They will no longer be directly comparable with previous editions of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises for the UK and Regions.
An article will be published in the Economic and Labour Market Review in April 2011, providing further details on the impact of the new methodology for the new publication.
SME Statistics 1994 to 2009
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Last updated on 15 April, 2011 at 10:54