Employment and business statistics

Borough Statistics - Businesses by Industry Classification

Number of VAT and/or PAYE Based Enterprises in 2016

Number of VAT/PAYE based enterprises by Broad Industry Group
UK SIC 2007 Broad Industry Group
Wandsworth
London
Great Britain
Professional, scientific & technical 5,000 113,905
453,215
Information & communications 2,440 64,175 205,290
Business admin. & support services 1,645 46,850 206.140
Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services 1,460 34,280 163,935
Construction 1,115 45,010 292,535
Retail 1,100 33,030 186,560
Health 845 22,230 110,670
Accommodation & food services 765 21,995 144,330
Wholesale 615 19,000 100,800
Property 580 21,940 88,975
Production 455 15,120 141,750
Finance & insurance 265 13,700 51,355
Education 265 7,585 41,215
Transport & storage (inc. postal) 205 10,995 90,715
Motor trades 135 6,320 71,055
Agriculture, forestry & fishing 25 665 129,920
Public admin & defence
0 90 6,950
Total 16,915 476,890 2,485,410

The data contained in these tables are numbers of enterprises and local units produced from a snapshot of the Inter Departmental Business Register (IDBR) taken on 4 October 2016. Source: Release of UK Business Activity, Size and location 2016, Number of VAT and/or PAYE based enterprises in 2016 via Office for National Statistics. The publication contains tables on local units and enterprises by geography, industry, legal status and employment size band. Additional tables at enterprise level provide information by age of business and turnover size band. 

% of VAT/PAYE based enterprises by Broad Industry Group
UK SIC 2007 Broad Industry Group
Wandsworth %
London %
Great Britain %
Professional, scientific & technical 29.56 23.88 18.24
Information & communications 14.43 13.46 8.26
Business admin. & support services 9.73 9.82 8.26
Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services 8.63 7.19 6.60
Construction 6.59 9.44 11.77
Retail 6.50 6.93 7.51
Health 5.00 4.66 4.45
Accommodation & food services 4.52 4.61 5.81
Wholesale 3.64 3.98 4.06
Property 3.43 4.60 3.58
Production 2.69 3.17 5.70
Finance & insurance 1.57 2.87 2.07
Education 1.57 1.59 1.66
Transport & storage (inc. postal) 1.21 2.31 3.65
Motor trades 0.80 1.33 2.86
Agriculture, forestry & fishing 0.15 0.14 5.23
Public admin & defence 0.00 0.02 0.28

Source: Release of UK Business Activity, Size and location 2016, Number of VAT and/or PAYE based enterprises in 2016.  Calculated estimate of % of total nos. in table above.