Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex

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Data for 1971 Sex
Standard Industrial Classification (1968) Male Female
Agriculture 6,480 Show data context 1,300 Show data context
Mining 44,250 Show data context 1,600 Show data context
Food 10,440 Show data context 6,830 Show data context
Coal and petroleum products 420 Show data context 40 Show data context
Chemicals 4,850 Show data context 3,460 Show data context
Metal Manufacture 2,230 Show data context 160 Show data context
Mechanical Engineering 18,640 Show data context 3,280 Show data context
Instrument Engineering 1,160 Show data context 520 Show data context
Electrical engineering 7,920 Show data context 3,460 Show data context
Shipbuilding 150 Show data context 30 Show data context
Vehicles 8,570 Show data context 1,730 Show data context
Other Metals 6,180 Show data context 2,970 Show data context
Textiles 14,610 Show data context 22,670 Show data context
Leather 370 Show data context 110 Show data context
Clothing and Footwear 2,440 Show data context 11,150 Show data context
Bricks etc 5,180 Show data context 1,230 Show data context
Timber, Furniture 4,230 Show data context 860 Show data context
Paper, Printing 4,710 Show data context 2,450 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 1,880 Show data context 1,110 Show data context
Construction 24,550 Show data context 1,360 Show data context
Gas, Electricity, Water 7,100 Show data context 970 Show data context
Transport 16,600 Show data context 3,020 Show data context
Distributive Trades 26,260 Show data context 26,700 Show data context
Finance 5,450 Show data context 5,050 Show data context
Professionals 16,000 Show data context 28,480 Show data context
Miscellaneous Services 17,520 Show data context 20,500 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 16,250 Show data context 7,190 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, Nottinghamshire AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10025035/cube/SIC1968_SEX

Date accessed: 14th October 2019