Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex

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Data for 1971 Sex
Standard Industrial Classification (1968) Male Female
Agriculture 16,940 Show data context 3,890 Show data context
Mining 81,910 Show data context 2,780 Show data context
Food 30,290 Show data context 23,600 Show data context
Coal and petroleum products 3,930 Show data context 270 Show data context
Chemicals 15,190 Show data context 5,470 Show data context
Metal Manufacture 71,740 Show data context 10,490 Show data context
Mechanical Engineering 81,250 Show data context 13,460 Show data context
Instrument Engineering 3,000 Show data context 1,410 Show data context
Electrical engineering 16,930 Show data context 11,740 Show data context
Shipbuilding 1,290 Show data context 100 Show data context
Vehicles 27,660 Show data context 3,690 Show data context
Other Metals 51,760 Show data context 22,420 Show data context
Textiles 75,700 Show data context 53,960 Show data context
Leather 2,380 Show data context 1,930 Show data context
Clothing and Footwear 12,560 Show data context 36,340 Show data context
Bricks etc 22,540 Show data context 4,090 Show data context
Timber, Furniture 17,740 Show data context 4,080 Show data context
Paper, Printing 20,200 Show data context 11,070 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 8,160 Show data context 5,520 Show data context
Construction 97,170 Show data context 5,970 Show data context
Gas, Electricity, Water 24,020 Show data context 3,770 Show data context
Transport 74,170 Show data context 13,410 Show data context
Distributive Trades 98,250 Show data context 109,310 Show data context
Finance 21,940 Show data context 22,760 Show data context
Professionals 61,750 Show data context 129,030 Show data context
Miscellaneous Services 63,640 Show data context 85,960 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 51,550 Show data context 22,620 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, West Riding AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10200120/cube/SIC1968_SEX

Date accessed: 17th September 2019