Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex

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Data for 1971 Sex
Standard Industrial Classification (1968) Male Female
Agriculture 5,700 Show data context 1,390 Show data context
Mining 210 Show data context 50 Show data context
Food 7,310 Show data context 2,940 Show data context
Coal and petroleum products 90 Show data context 40 Show data context
Chemicals 5,560 Show data context 3,510 Show data context
Metal Manufacture 3,000 Show data context 730 Show data context
Mechanical Engineering 14,820 Show data context 4,050 Show data context
Instrument Engineering 2,710 Show data context 1,250 Show data context
Electrical engineering 5,730 Show data context 3,630 Show data context
Shipbuilding 290 Show data context 40 Show data context
Vehicles 7,840 Show data context 1,130 Show data context
Other Metals 5,030 Show data context 1,910 Show data context
Textiles 1,060 Show data context 830 Show data context
Leather 100 Show data context 200 Show data context
Clothing and Footwear 410 Show data context 1,330 Show data context
Bricks etc 3,180 Show data context 280 Show data context
Timber, Furniture 7,330 Show data context 1,610 Show data context
Paper, Printing 7,080 Show data context 3,790 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 4,180 Show data context 2,950 Show data context
Construction 16,210 Show data context 980 Show data context
Gas, Electricity, Water 2,320 Show data context 580 Show data context
Transport 8,430 Show data context 1,920 Show data context
Distributive Trades 14,490 Show data context 14,190 Show data context
Finance 3,430 Show data context 4,760 Show data context
Professionals 11,970 Show data context 21,780 Show data context
Miscellaneous Services 12,840 Show data context 12,780 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 12,430 Show data context 4,180 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, Buckinghamshire AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10054825/cube/SIC1968_SEX

Date accessed: 15th September 2019