Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex

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Data for 1971 Sex
Standard Industrial Classification (1968) Male Female
Agriculture 310 Show data context 50 Show data context
Mining 210 Show data context 50 Show data context
Food 850 Show data context 260 Show data context
Coal and petroleum products 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 50 Show data context 40 Show data context
Metal Manufacture 200 Show data context 40 Show data context
Mechanical Engineering 880 Show data context 50 Show data context
Instrument Engineering 260 Show data context 80 Show data context
Electrical engineering 320 Show data context 90 Show data context
Shipbuilding 30 Show data context 0 Show data context
Vehicles 430 Show data context 40 Show data context
Other Metals 150 Show data context 40 Show data context
Textiles 30 Show data context 20 Show data context
Leather 20 Show data context 130 Show data context
Clothing and Footwear 100 Show data context 500 Show data context
Bricks etc 270 Show data context 50 Show data context
Timber, Furniture 340 Show data context 90 Show data context
Paper, Printing 1,180 Show data context 410 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 80 Show data context 30 Show data context
Construction 4,310 Show data context 190 Show data context
Gas, Electricity, Water 790 Show data context 160 Show data context
Transport 3,990 Show data context 830 Show data context
Distributive Trades 4,240 Show data context 4,060 Show data context
Finance 1,150 Show data context 1,210 Show data context
Professionals 4,210 Show data context 5,660 Show data context
Miscellaneous Services 2,910 Show data context 2,610 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 4,080 Show data context 1,340 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, Exeter MB/CB through time | Industry Statistics | Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10108433/cube/SIC1968_SEX

Date accessed: 06th December 2019