Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex

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Data for 1971 Sex
Standard Industrial Classification (1968) Male Female
Agriculture 240 Show data context 30 Show data context
Mining 140 Show data context 20 Show data context
Food 1,550 Show data context 310 Show data context
Coal and petroleum products 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 520 Show data context 120 Show data context
Metal Manufacture 1,050 Show data context 270 Show data context
Mechanical Engineering 2,010 Show data context 550 Show data context
Instrument Engineering 100 Show data context 100 Show data context
Electrical engineering 1,290 Show data context 1,960 Show data context
Shipbuilding 80 Show data context 0 Show data context
Vehicles 740 Show data context 140 Show data context
Other Metals 1,470 Show data context 420 Show data context
Textiles 80 Show data context 160 Show data context
Leather 50 Show data context 10 Show data context
Clothing and Footwear 560 Show data context 2,530 Show data context
Bricks etc 80 Show data context 30 Show data context
Timber, Furniture 1,920 Show data context 390 Show data context
Paper, Printing 960 Show data context 780 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 580 Show data context 960 Show data context
Construction 6,010 Show data context 310 Show data context
Gas, Electricity, Water 1,440 Show data context 270 Show data context
Transport 4,250 Show data context 670 Show data context
Distributive Trades 6,290 Show data context 6,510 Show data context
Finance 1,330 Show data context 1,820 Show data context
Professionals 3,040 Show data context 7,070 Show data context
Miscellaneous Services 2,960 Show data context 3,450 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 2,480 Show data context 1,420 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, Havering LB through time | Industry Statistics | Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10166913/cube/SIC1968_SEX

Date accessed: 15th December 2019