Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex

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Data for 1971 Sex
Standard Industrial Classification (1968) Male Female
Agriculture 12,010 Show data context 3,020 Show data context
Mining 490 Show data context 50 Show data context
Food 7,060 Show data context 3,760 Show data context
Coal and petroleum products 2,140 Show data context 100 Show data context
Chemicals 5,850 Show data context 3,670 Show data context
Metal Manufacture 1,060 Show data context 220 Show data context
Mechanical Engineering 24,790 Show data context 4,560 Show data context
Instrument Engineering 2,200 Show data context 630 Show data context
Electrical engineering 20,850 Show data context 13,250 Show data context
Shipbuilding 17,950 Show data context 890 Show data context
Vehicles 18,280 Show data context 1,990 Show data context
Other Metals 4,760 Show data context 1,700 Show data context
Textiles 740 Show data context 640 Show data context
Leather 60 Show data context 110 Show data context
Clothing and Footwear 680 Show data context 4,280 Show data context
Bricks etc 1,870 Show data context 360 Show data context
Timber, Furniture 6,390 Show data context 1,240 Show data context
Paper, Printing 8,260 Show data context 4,440 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 4,180 Show data context 3,310 Show data context
Construction 49,300 Show data context 2,490 Show data context
Gas, Electricity, Water 9,210 Show data context 2,330 Show data context
Transport 36,900 Show data context 8,310 Show data context
Distributive Trades 42,270 Show data context 46,980 Show data context
Finance 9,930 Show data context 10,760 Show data context
Professionals 32,000 Show data context 51,340 Show data context
Miscellaneous Services 33,800 Show data context 41,030 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 76,450 Show data context 18,740 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, Hampshire AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10134870/cube/SIC1968_SEX

Date accessed: 16th September 2019