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SME Statistics 2005, UK and Regions

 

Here is the statistical press release for Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Statistics for the Regions 2005, published on Wednesday 20th December 2006:
SME Statistics for the Regions 2005: Statistical Press Release (PDF document 44KB)

Here is the statistical press release for Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Statistics UK 2005, published on Thursday 31st August 2006:
SME Statistics UK 2005: Statistical Press Release (PDF document 56KB)

Here are the tables themselves containing all the data relating to the UK and Regional press releases:
SME Statistics UK and Regions 2005 Excel Tables (Excel spreadsheet 1027KB). Also available as a ZIP file (233KB)

All tables show the number of businesses, employment and turnover, in each category, broken down by the number of employees. Table 1 shows private sector / Government / non-profit, Table 2 shows companies / sole proprietorships / partnerships, and Tables 3-6 show breakdowns by the Standard Industrial Classification, with 6 the most detailed. Tables 7 to 23 give regional data.

Finally here is the methodology note describing how the statistics are produced:
SME Statistics UK 2005 Methodology and Accuracy (PDF document 66KB)

SME Statistics 1995 to 2004

SME Statistics publications from 1995 to 2004 are available on the Small Business Service web site www.sbs.gov.uk/smes