||<p>The Department estimates that the oil and gas sector, defined as the combination
of Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes 6 and 19, made a financial contribution
of £23.9bn of Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy in 2018. The latest release
of the UK Business Register and Employment Survey indicates that there were 20,700
direct jobs in the sector, with a further 124,100 roles supported in the immediate
supply chain. While it is not possible to estimate the economic contribution of
the oil and gas sector to each region of the UK with sufficient granularity, the latest
Oil and Gas UK Workforce Report estimates that Scotland, Greater London and the South
East of England account for three-fifths of total employment supported by the offshore
oil and gas industry.</p><p> </p><p> ‘Extraction of crude petroleum and natural
gas’ and ‘Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products’ respectively. Note that
as SIC code 19 includes coke oven products, this measure may lead to a slight overestimate.
For context, the balance of GVA generated is £20.5bn and £3.4bn for SIC codes 6 and
19 respectively: <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/grossdomesticproductgdp/datasets/ukgdpolowlevelaggregates"
target="_blank">GDP output approach – low-level aggregates, ONS - June 2019</a></p><p><a
target="_blank">Industry (2, 3 and 5 - digit SIC) - Business Register and Employment
Survey (BRES), ONS - September 2018</a></p><p> <a href="https://oilandgasuk.cld.bz/Workforce-Report-2018/12/"
target="_blank">Workforce Report, Oil & Gas UK - 2018</a></p>