Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex

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Data for 1971 Sex
Standard Industrial Classification (1968) Male Female
Agriculture 610 Show data context 60 Show data context
Mining 600 Show data context 390 Show data context
Food 8,550 Show data context 5,000 Show data context
Coal & petroleum products 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 1,730 Show data context 1,120 Show data context
Metal Manufacture 470 Show data context 90 Show data context
Mechanical Engineering 2,630 Show data context 390 Show data context
Instrument Engineering 490 Show data context 260 Show data context
Electrical engineering 5,240 Show data context 1,550 Show data context
Shipbuilding 1,970 Show data context 60 Show data context
Vehicles 1,010 Show data context 100 Show data context
Other Metals 2,230 Show data context 590 Show data context
Textiles 350 Show data context 620 Show data context
Leather 130 Show data context 80 Show data context
Clothing & Footwear 170 Show data context 740 Show data context
Bricks etc 810 Show data context 90 Show data context
Timber, Furniture 2,010 Show data context 360 Show data context
Paper, Printing 4,850 Show data context 3,170 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 680 Show data context 110 Show data context
Construction 15,760 Show data context 1,650 Show data context
Gas, Electricity, Water 3,130 Show data context 1,120 Show data context
Transport 15,030 Show data context 3,860 Show data context
Distributive Trades 14,710 Show data context 18,990 Show data context
Finance 6,580 Show data context 7,210 Show data context
Professionals 15,690 Show data context 27,630 Show data context
Miscellaneous Services 11,050 Show data context 15,570 Show data context
Public Administration & Defence 14,280 Show data context 7,290 Show data context
Date: Source:
1971 1971 Census of Scotland, Economic activity, Table 3 , 'Industry and status by area of workplace and sex (10% sample)', for 'Planning sub-regions, cities, counties, large burghs, county remainders, conurbation centre, new towns'

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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.


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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Edinburgh ScoCofC through time | Industry Statistics | Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10262835/cube/SIC1968_SEX

Date accessed: 14th July 2024