Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex

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Data for 1971 Sex
Standard Industrial Classification (1968) Male Female
Agriculture 14,940 Show data context 5,830 Show data context
Mining 4,730 Show data context 230 Show data context
Food 6,250 Show data context 4,240 Show data context
Coal and petroleum products 2,540 Show data context 250 Show data context
Chemicals 5,290 Show data context 3,240 Show data context
Metal Manufacture 1,770 Show data context 280 Show data context
Mechanical Engineering 17,040 Show data context 3,440 Show data context
Instrument Engineering 1,720 Show data context 1,370 Show data context
Electrical engineering 9,910 Show data context 4,380 Show data context
Shipbuilding 7,610 Show data context 630 Show data context
Vehicles 6,290 Show data context 1,200 Show data context
Other Metals 5,180 Show data context 1,780 Show data context
Textiles 840 Show data context 400 Show data context
Leather 390 Show data context 140 Show data context
Clothing and Footwear 520 Show data context 3,240 Show data context
Bricks etc 8,760 Show data context 1,280 Show data context
Timber, Furniture 5,780 Show data context 1,220 Show data context
Paper, Printing 23,680 Show data context 7,660 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 5,360 Show data context 4,650 Show data context
Construction 39,030 Show data context 2,270 Show data context
Gas, Electricity, Water 8,250 Show data context 1,190 Show data context
Transport 33,140 Show data context 5,480 Show data context
Distributive Trades 32,350 Show data context 35,700 Show data context
Finance 8,170 Show data context 8,850 Show data context
Professionals 25,360 Show data context 45,690 Show data context
Miscellaneous Services 26,450 Show data context 32,280 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 28,570 Show data context 9,300 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, Kent AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10073870/cube/SIC1968_SEX

Date accessed: 11th December 2019