Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex

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Data for 1971 Sex
Standard Industrial Classification (1968) Male Female
Agriculture 13,100 Show data context 2,070 Show data context
Mining 810 Show data context 20 Show data context
Food 3,260 Show data context 3,380 Show data context
Coal and petroleum products 1,280 Show data context 50 Show data context
Chemicals 27,980 Show data context 2,610 Show data context
Metal Manufacture 23,330 Show data context 1,590 Show data context
Mechanical Engineering 10,010 Show data context 1,220 Show data context
Instrument Engineering 610 Show data context 150 Show data context
Electrical engineering 1,580 Show data context 1,590 Show data context
Shipbuilding 4,890 Show data context 250 Show data context
Vehicles 2,490 Show data context 390 Show data context
Other Metals 2,560 Show data context 350 Show data context
Textiles 2,860 Show data context 810 Show data context
Leather 150 Show data context 60 Show data context
Clothing and Footwear 690 Show data context 3,420 Show data context
Bricks etc 1,620 Show data context 270 Show data context
Timber, Furniture 2,290 Show data context 500 Show data context
Paper, Printing 1,310 Show data context 670 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 490 Show data context 380 Show data context
Construction 22,080 Show data context 1,270 Show data context
Gas, Electricity, Water 3,340 Show data context 580 Show data context
Transport 12,630 Show data context 2,570 Show data context
Distributive Trades 15,170 Show data context 20,830 Show data context
Finance 3,060 Show data context 2,860 Show data context
Professionals 9,450 Show data context 21,710 Show data context
Miscellaneous Services 12,570 Show data context 18,680 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 19,900 Show data context 5,960 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, North 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/10186110/cube/SIC1968_SEX

Date accessed: 17th October 2019