Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex

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Data for 1971 Sex
Standard Industrial Classification (1968) Male Female
Agriculture 40 Show data context 0 Show data context
Mining 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Food 790 Show data context 460 Show data context
Coal and petroleum products 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 880 Show data context 430 Show data context
Metal Manufacture 150 Show data context 50 Show data context
Mechanical Engineering 1,580 Show data context 270 Show data context
Instrument Engineering 510 Show data context 120 Show data context
Electrical engineering 2,680 Show data context 1,410 Show data context
Shipbuilding 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Vehicles 110 Show data context 30 Show data context
Other Metals 1,750 Show data context 1,000 Show data context
Textiles 100 Show data context 250 Show data context
Leather 380 Show data context 310 Show data context
Clothing and Footwear 1,070 Show data context 3,190 Show data context
Bricks etc 460 Show data context 180 Show data context
Timber, Furniture 4,350 Show data context 720 Show data context
Paper, Printing 1,190 Show data context 810 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 1,700 Show data context 2,540 Show data context
Construction 5,410 Show data context 280 Show data context
Gas, Electricity, Water 950 Show data context 120 Show data context
Transport 4,950 Show data context 600 Show data context
Distributive Trades 5,920 Show data context 5,650 Show data context
Finance 1,040 Show data context 990 Show data context
Professionals 2,760 Show data context 6,220 Show data context
Miscellaneous Services 3,500 Show data context 4,270 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 2,090 Show data context 1,340 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.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10061751/cube/SIC1968_SEX

Date accessed: 20th July 2019