Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex

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Data for 1971 Sex
Standard Industrial Classification (1968) Male Female
Agriculture 14,300 Show data context 3,010 Show data context
Mining 760 Show data context 30 Show data context
Food 8,040 Show data context 4,830 Show data context
Coal and petroleum products 3,520 Show data context 530 Show data context
Chemicals 7,230 Show data context 3,570 Show data context
Metal Manufacture 2,260 Show data context 310 Show data context
Mechanical Engineering 20,590 Show data context 3,770 Show data context
Instrument Engineering 2,540 Show data context 1,070 Show data context
Electrical engineering 21,180 Show data context 13,590 Show data context
Shipbuilding 2,000 Show data context 280 Show data context
Vehicles 11,530 Show data context 1,590 Show data context
Other Metals 7,820 Show data context 1,850 Show data context
Textiles 1,570 Show data context 790 Show data context
Leather 210 Show data context 160 Show data context
Clothing and Footwear 2,370 Show data context 7,260 Show data context
Bricks etc 5,660 Show data context 1,120 Show data context
Timber, Furniture 8,170 Show data context 2,070 Show data context
Paper, Printing 11,360 Show data context 6,040 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 4,080 Show data context 3,470 Show data context
Construction 38,980 Show data context 2,350 Show data context
Gas, Electricity, Water 7,570 Show data context 1,130 Show data context
Transport 27,910 Show data context 5,360 Show data context
Distributive Trades 31,980 Show data context 30,850 Show data context
Finance 7,340 Show data context 8,800 Show data context
Professionals 24,240 Show data context 41,600 Show data context
Miscellaneous Services 21,880 Show data context 26,850 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 22,570 Show data context 10,230 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, Essex AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10186092/cube/SIC1968_SEX

Date accessed: 10th July 2020