Age and Sex Structure in approximate 10 year bands

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Data for 1939 Sex
Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 65 Male Female
Aged under 4¾ 323 Show data context 346 Show data context
5 to 14¾ 887 Show data context 1,039 Show data context
15 to 19¾ 328 Show data context 399 Show data context
20 to 24¾ 238 Show data context 238 Show data context
25 to 34¾ 568 Show data context 654 Show data context
35 to 44¾ 502 Show data context 570 Show data context
45 to 54¾ 456 Show data context 532 Show data context
55 to 64¾ 402 Show data context 400 Show data context
65 and up 436 Show data context 463 Show data context
Date: Source:
1939 1939 National Registration of United Kingdom and Isle of Man, Population summary, Table 3 A, 'Population by Sex and Year of Birth (and Age) in Great Britain and the Isle of Man. England and Wales - Counties, Boroughs, Urban and Rural Districts'

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The 1939 National Registration tabulated age and gender structure using a greatly simplified nine-way classification of ages. The introduction to the report states that this was to aid the enumerators who were doing much of the analysis before sending the completed forms to the Registrar General. Again to simplify the forms, people were asked to state their year of birth rather than their age. The fractions in the age bands occurred because "In consequence of these procedure restrictions, the number of groups iden...

tified ... is limited to nine in respect of each sex and being calendar year of birth groups, they do not correspond with integral years of age owing to the fact that the enumeration took place at the end of the third quarter of 1939." The data are for the civilian population only; at this date, the armed services were almost all male, and under 45. An estimated 1,010,000 were in the services in Great Britain, of whom 900,000 were in England and Wales.

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Date accessed: 03rd April 2020