Simplified Industrial Structure

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Year Agriculture Mining Manufacturing Util+Const+Transp Consumer Services Business Services Public Services
1841 18,389 Show data context 201 Show data context 23,530 Show data context 12,614 Show data context 42,956 Show data context 8,905 Show data context 5,229 Show data context
1861 19,965 Show data context 104 Show data context 10,247 Show data context 6,746 Show data context 17,770 Show data context 1,904 Show data context 10,749 Show data context
1881 16,443 Show data context 232 Show data context 11,813 Show data context 12,225 Show data context 29,245 Show data context 2,426 Show data context 6,017 Show data context
1911 14,410 Show data context 452 Show data context 25,289 Show data context 28,401 Show data context 78,925 Show data context 12,921 Show data context 18,534 Show data context
1931 12,553 Show data context 700 Show data context 32,957 Show data context 36,103 Show data context 97,135 Show data context 11,332 Show data context 32,773 Show data context
1951 13,328 Show data context 625 Show data context 64,770 Show data context 43,505 Show data context 84,016 Show data context 10,630 Show data context 55,869 Show data context
1971 6,734 Show data context 688 Show data context 90,366 Show data context 56,260 Show data context 77,782 Show data context 35,677 Show data context 70,979 Show data context
1991 6,332 Show data context 2,560 Show data context 59,841 Show data context 61,629 Show data context 107,236 Show data context 92,342 Show data context 91,542 Show data context
2011 1,907 Show data context 2,294 Show data context 32,181 Show data context 73,659 Show data context 137,557 Show data context 150,471 Show data context 144,710 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, Surrey through time | Industry Statistics | Simplified Industrial Structure, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 15th June 2024