The UK’s Top 10 Most Common Industries

RankIndustryNumber of Companies%of CompaniesPercentage change from 20191Professional, scientific & technical467,59517.01%-0.87%2Construction351,25012.77%2.19%3Business administration & support services235,7558.57%3.06%4Information & communication225,7458.21%-0.21%5Retail208,7957.59%0.02%6Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services175,7206.39%0.98%7Accommodation & food services161,6955.88%2.97%8Production152,6755.55%0.43%9Agriculture, forestry & fishing148,8455.41%-0.46%10Transport & Storage (inc postal)123,0754.48%10.52% The construction industry is the second most common industry in the UK, particularly prevalent in smaller towns and cities Continue Reading