|Enterprise Directorate: Small and Medium Enterprise Statistics for the UK and Regions|
Small and Medium Enterprise Statistics Public Consultation
Small and Medium Enterprise Statistics for the UK and Regions 2008 were published on Wednesday 14 October 2009. The SME Statistics were released later than usual this year. This allowed improvements to be made to the publication following on from the National Statistics Consultation.
BIS has now published the government response to the consultation on Small and Medium Enterprise Statistics for the UK and Regions. As a result of the consultation some changes were made to the methodology and the format of the SME Statistics 2008. Full guidance on these changes is published alongside SME Statistics 2008.
The SME Statistics will now include regional data within every annual release. This is a change from the past situation where regional data was produced only every two years. SME Statistics 2008 therefore includes regional data.
For more information on the changes to SME Statistics 2008 and future editions of SME Statistics please see the consultation document.
Content of the Small and Medium Enterprise Statistics
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 companies / sole proprietorships / partnerships, 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.
SME Statistics 1994 to 2008
* Due to resource limitations the regional statistics
used to be only produced every other year. They are now produced annually.
A WinZip file is also available here (2 mb) which contains the data tables from all the publications on this web site.
For further information, or to provide feedback, on these statistics please contact [email protected]
Last updated on 06 November, 2009 at 16:10