Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex

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Data for 1971 Sex
Standard Industrial Classification (1968) Male Female
Agriculture 407,650 Show data context 90,190 Show data context
Mining 289,330 Show data context 13,630 Show data context
Food 376,780 Show data context 242,280 Show data context
Coal and petroleum products 38,190 Show data context 6,510 Show data context
Chemicals 292,270 Show data context 120,630 Show data context
Metal Manufacture 363,280 Show data context 56,480 Show data context
Mechanical Engineering 820,010 Show data context 167,090 Show data context
Instrument Engineering 82,830 Show data context 39,980 Show data context
Electrical engineering 478,710 Show data context 282,400 Show data context
Shipbuilding 128,410 Show data context 8,810 Show data context
Vehicles 627,280 Show data context 95,220 Show data context
Other Metals 379,230 Show data context 155,430 Show data context
Textiles 269,590 Show data context 228,320 Show data context
Leather 27,670 Show data context 20,060 Show data context
Clothing and Footwear 117,800 Show data context 303,530 Show data context
Bricks etc 211,940 Show data context 62,690 Show data context
Timber, Furniture 216,720 Show data context 47,080 Show data context
Paper, Printing 371,530 Show data context 174,090 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 184,190 Show data context 107,630 Show data context
Construction 1,318,000 Show data context 82,610 Show data context
Gas, Electricity, Water 258,940 Show data context 53,430 Show data context
Transport 1,124,030 Show data context 229,860 Show data context
Distributive Trades 1,272,990 Show data context 1,338,940 Show data context
Finance 429,910 Show data context 433,890 Show data context
Professionals 899,230 Show data context 1,579,420 Show data context
Miscellaneous Services 936,000 Show data context 1,109,680 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 960,770 Show data context 395,530 Show data context
Date: Source:
1971 1971 Census of England and Wales, Economic activity County Leaflets, Table 3 , 'Industry and status by area of workplace and sex', for 'County, county boroughs, urban areas with populations of 50,000 or more, conurbation centres'

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A project based at the University of Aberdeen and directed by Clive Lee systematically re-worked county-level occupation/industry data from all censuses 1841-1971 to the 1968 Standard Industrial Classification, distinguishing males and females. Lee calculated two alternative sets of data, Series A and Series B. The former is for Registration Counties and follows the nineteenth century censuses approach of grouping distributive workers with those involved in manufacturing the same items. Series B is for Administra...


tive Counties and is closely modeled on employment classifications used in the 1970s; in consequence, sector 23 ('Distributive Trades') is much larger. Lee's book provides a detailed discussion of the difference between the two series. Unfortunately, Lee did not list data for all individual counties: For Scotland, the original counties were aggregated to the regions of the 1975-96 period. For Wales, all counties were grouped into just 'Glamorgan and Monmouthshire' and 'North and West Wales'. He did provide data for all individual Registration Counties in England, but his data for Administrative Counties merges the parts of Lincolnshire, Suffolk and Sussex. Given that these are derived data and that our system holds many of the original occupational tables he used, we hold Lee's data only for actual counties and nations already in our system.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, England Dep through time | Industry Statistics | Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10061325/cube/SIC1968_SEX

Date accessed: 07th December 2019