Industry data from the 1931 Census reclassified to the 2007 Standard Industrial Classification

Table ID:
IND_1931_SIC2007     (6565631)
Contents:
Industry data from the 1931 Census reclassified to the 2007 Standard Industrial Classification
Approx. number of rows:
126,000
Table type:
Derived
Documentation Author:
Humphrey Southall
Geography:
Reporting units are identified by:
   Administrative County
   Local Government District
   Local Government District Type
Chronology:
The data cover the period 1881 to 1911.

Sources:

  1. This table holds data derived from both Table 2 and Table 3 in Census 1931: England and Wales: Industry Tables (London: HMSO, 1934), for all the local government districts listed in those tables, but reclassified to the 2007 Standard Industrial Classification.
  2. The table is currently limited to those counties of the south east for which both Table 2 and Table 3 are fully transcribed.


Notes:

  1. Each of the detailed industrial categories listed in Table 2 has been assigned to one of the 'Divisions' in the 2007 Classification, using the ind_1931_codebook table. This table also includes the simpler SIC 'Sections'. so it can easily be grouped into those.
  2. This table holds exact counts of persons for districts included in Table 2, i.e. towns of over 50,000 population. Figures for districts in the simplified Table 3 were calculated by first calculating the total numbers for each of the detailed categories listed in Table 2 for the aggregate of all districts in a county listed in Table, 3, by subtracting the total for large towns from the overall county total. This was then used to assign persons in the simplified Table 3 categories to each Table 2 category. This method inevitably creates fractional persons!


Checking:

  1. This table was derived programmatically from ind_1931_lg_t and ind_1931_small, both of which have been carefully checked.


Columns within table:

ColumnTypeContents
adm_cnty Text string (max.len.=46). Standardised name of the Administrative County.
lg_dist Text string (max.len.=72). Cleaned version of the unit name.
lg_type Text string (max.len.=8). Type of local government unit. These include 'CB' = 'County Borough', 'MB' = 'Municipal Borough', 'RD' = 'Rural District', 'UD' = 'Rural District'.
admc_unit Integer number. ID number of the Administrative County containing the local government district, as defined in the GBHGIS AUO.
g_unit Integer number. ID number of the local government district, as defined in the GBHGIS AUO.
sic_section Text string (max.len.=10). Letter code, running from A to U, assigning the 1931 group to a 'Section' in the 2007 SIC.
sic_section_name Text string (max.len.=130). Name of the 2007 SIC 'Section'. For example, 'A' is 'AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING' and 'U' is 'ACTIVITIES OF EXTRATERRITORIAL ORGANISATIONS AND BODIES'. The only significance of the letters is to provide an ordering.
sic_division Integer number. Integer number identifying the 2007 SIC 'Division' to which we have assigned the 1931 group. These form a single sequence running from 1 to 99.
sic_division_name Text string (max.len.=138). Name of the 2007 SIC 'Division'. For example, 'AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING' is divided into (01) 'Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities', (02) 'Forestry and logging', and (03) 'Fishing and aquaculture'. Some Sections contain only one division.
males Floating point number. Number of males employed.
females Floating point number. Number of females employed.