Allocation of resident units to resident institutional sectors
3.7. In the table in paragraph 3.6, the first column lists the types of units identified in Chapter 2 and the remaining five columns show how the units are allocated to institutional sectors. The institutional units are classified to institutional sectors in the following way:
3.6. The allocation of resident units to institutional sectors is best described by starting with the following table adapted from SNA93 table 4.1.
- corporations are divided between two sectors: the non-financial corporations sector, and the financial corporations sector
- all government units are classified to the general government sector
- all household units (including unincorporated enterprises operated by households that are not treated as quasi-corporations) are classified to the households sector
- market NPIs are divided between the non-financial corporations sector and the financial corporations sector
3.8. The broad composition of each sector can be seen by looking down the columns for each of the institutional sectors, that is:
- non-market NPIs are divided between the general government sector and the nonprofit institutions serving households (NPISH) sector.
- the non-financial corporations sector comprises non-financial corporations, non-financial quasi-corporations and non-financial market NPIs
- the financial corporations sector comprises financial corporations, financial quasi-corporations and financial market NPIs
- the general government sector comprises government units and non-market NPIs that are controlled and mainly financed by government
- the households sector comprises household units, including unincorporated enterprises that have not been identified as quasi-corporations
- the NPISH sector comprises other non-market NPIs.