Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex

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Data for 1971 Sex
Standard Industrial Classification (1968) Male Female
Agriculture 9,740 Show data context 2,200 Show data context
Mining 18,680 Show data context 1,190 Show data context
Food 14,870 Show data context 6,350 Show data context
Coal and petroleum products 630 Show data context 140 Show data context
Chemicals 5,650 Show data context 2,030 Show data context
Metal Manufacture 54,060 Show data context 9,430 Show data context
Mechanical Engineering 49,820 Show data context 10,500 Show data context
Instrument Engineering 1,020 Show data context 670 Show data context
Electrical engineering 22,960 Show data context 14,290 Show data context
Shipbuilding 310 Show data context 50 Show data context
Vehicles 19,970 Show data context 5,130 Show data context
Other Metals 45,620 Show data context 25,140 Show data context
Textiles 4,340 Show data context 4,200 Show data context
Leather 1,240 Show data context 2,790 Show data context
Clothing and Footwear 2,290 Show data context 9,590 Show data context
Bricks etc 31,870 Show data context 25,380 Show data context
Timber, Furniture 7,860 Show data context 1,980 Show data context
Paper, Printing 7,230 Show data context 5,190 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 19,040 Show data context 7,010 Show data context
Construction 48,550 Show data context 3,310 Show data context
Gas, Electricity, Water 9,070 Show data context 1,610 Show data context
Transport 28,260 Show data context 5,050 Show data context
Distributive Trades 41,770 Show data context 48,560 Show data context
Finance 7,090 Show data context 8,690 Show data context
Professionals 24,810 Show data context 52,450 Show data context
Miscellaneous Services 26,340 Show data context 34,720 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 21,020 Show data context 10,840 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, Staffordshire AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10102390/cube/SIC1968_SEX

Date accessed: 13th December 2019