Simplified Industrial Structure

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Industry Sector 1931 1951
Agriculture 1,227 Show data context 2,869 Show data context
Mining 30 Show data context 16 Show data context
Manufacturing 488 Show data context 5,817 Show data context
Util+Const+Transp 759 Show data context 1,938 Show data context
Consumer Services 2,211 Show data context 3,385 Show data context
Business Services 67 Show data context 133 Show data context
Public Services 838 Show data context 3,623 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 1931 Census of England and Wales, Industry, Table 3 , 'Industries (condensed list) of Males and Females (exclusive of persons out of work)'
1951 1951 Census of England and Wales, Industry, Table 3 , 'Industries (Orders and Selected Units) and Status Aggregates. Occupied Males and Females aged 15 and over', for 'Urban Areas with population of less than 50,000, RD, NT'

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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, Winchester RD through time | Industry Statistics | Simplified Industrial Structure, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd July 2024