Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex

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Data for 1971 Sex
Standard Industrial Classification (1968) Male Female
Agriculture 9,830 Show data context 2,030 Show data context
Mining 960 Show data context 90 Show data context
Food 13,690 Show data context 9,650 Show data context
Coal and petroleum products 140 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 5,130 Show data context 1,180 Show data context
Metal Manufacture 4,240 Show data context 340 Show data context
Mechanical Engineering 25,800 Show data context 4,710 Show data context
Instrument Engineering 6,340 Show data context 1,770 Show data context
Electrical engineering 6,190 Show data context 1,920 Show data context
Shipbuilding 760 Show data context 20 Show data context
Vehicles 30,640 Show data context 3,700 Show data context
Other Metals 5,250 Show data context 1,440 Show data context
Textiles 3,810 Show data context 1,580 Show data context
Leather 310 Show data context 120 Show data context
Clothing and Footwear 1,500 Show data context 2,760 Show data context
Bricks etc 1,960 Show data context 290 Show data context
Timber, Furniture 5,680 Show data context 1,190 Show data context
Paper, Printing 14,560 Show data context 6,450 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 4,520 Show data context 2,100 Show data context
Construction 31,660 Show data context 2,090 Show data context
Gas, Electricity, Water 6,110 Show data context 1,320 Show data context
Transport 27,050 Show data context 5,670 Show data context
Distributive Trades 33,180 Show data context 33,010 Show data context
Finance 8,400 Show data context 9,480 Show data context
Professionals 22,470 Show data context 40,200 Show data context
Miscellaneous Services 20,650 Show data context 27,200 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 22,660 Show data context 9,520 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, Gloucestershire AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10107362/cube/SIC1968_SEX

Date accessed: 19th November 2019