Simplified Industrial Structure

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Year Agriculture Mining Manufacturing Util+Const+Transp Consumer Services Business Services Public Services
1841 1,232,948 Show data context 191,293 Show data context 1,813,493 Show data context 504,101 Show data context 1,405,163 Show data context 165,271 Show data context 164,704 Show data context
1861 1,555,745 Show data context 272,511 Show data context 2,450,761 Show data context 838,694 Show data context 1,554,178 Show data context 224,410 Show data context 297,490 Show data context
1881 1,105,114 Show data context 450,889 Show data context 3,309,012 Show data context 1,297,089 Show data context 2,427,176 Show data context 365,673 Show data context 444,575 Show data context
1911 1,277,681 Show data context 1,006,768 Show data context 5,361,345 Show data context 2,476,566 Show data context 4,149,597 Show data context 856,698 Show data context 970,989 Show data context
1931 996,825 Show data context 929,702 Show data context 5,384,776 Show data context 2,418,155 Show data context 4,877,670 Show data context 549,356 Show data context 1,492,912 Show data context
1951 963,746 Show data context 741,517 Show data context 7,237,905 Show data context 3,115,071 Show data context 4,594,304 Show data context 673,215 Show data context 2,597,267 Show data context
1971 502,269 Show data context 349,801 Show data context 6,835,905 Show data context 3,201,813 Show data context 4,198,583 Show data context 1,647,613 Show data context 3,381,368 Show data context
1991 390,447 Show data context 121,289 Show data context 4,390,461 Show data context 3,053,242 Show data context 5,181,878 Show data context 3,299,154 Show data context 4,664,250 Show data context
2011 226,366 Show data context 38,415 Show data context 2,358,805 Show data context 3,674,553 Show data context 7,001,945 Show data context 5,599,703 Show data context 7,514,420 Show data context
Date: Source:
1841 1841 Census of Great Britain, Occupations, Table [1] , 'Occupation Abstract'
1861 1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 17 , 'Occupations of Males aged 20 Years and upwards in Districts'
1881 - 2011 Census of Population
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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Here we present how the economic foundations of each locality have changed over time, identifying the traditional sectors of Agriculture, Mining and Manufacturing which dominated many areas in the nineteenth century, but also breaking down services into those which, broadly, sell directly to consumers; those which deal mainly with other buinesses, including financial services; and public services, including education and health.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, England and Wales Dep through time | Industry Statistics | Simplified Industrial Structure, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 25th September 2021