What are the Various Activities undertaken in the Primary Sector, Secondary Sector and Tertiary Sector?

By Shivank Goel|Updated : September 6th, 2022

The various activities undertaken in the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sectors can be categorized broadly into three main categories extracting raw materials, manufacturing and services, respectively.

  • The Primary sector mainly includes activities such as mining and quarrying, poultry farming, fishing, animal husbandry, agriculture, and forestry.
  • The Secondary sector includes activities related to manufacturing.
  • The tertiary sector involves activities related to education, health, transport, trade, communication, services, insurance and tourism.

Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sectors

The Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sectors are the three main sectors of the economy that add up to the economic value of the country. These sectors are responsible for the production of goods and services across the country. All these three sectors work in tandem and contribute to the country's economy.

The Primary sector is majorly responsible for the extraction and production of raw materials or natural resources. The Secondary sector is responsible for processing these natural resources and includes all manufacturing activities, whereas the Tertiary sector provides facilities and support to the other two sectors by providing various services such as banking, education, trade, transport, tourism and communication. This sector majorly deals with the finished product and its services.

The largest tertiary activity in the world is the tourism industry which claims 250 million registered jobs worldwide.

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  • The various activities related to the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary sectors can be categorized broadly into three main categories as extracting raw materials, manufacturing and services, respectively.

  • The largest tertiary activity in the world is the tourism industry which claims 250 million registered jobs worldwide.

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