Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex

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Data for 1971 Sex
Standard Industrial Classification (1968) Male Female
Agriculture 11,610 Show data context 1,980 Show data context
Mining 1,230 Show data context 90 Show data context
Food 2,390 Show data context 1,120 Show data context
Coal and petroleum products 130 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 340 Show data context 60 Show data context
Metal Manufacture 3,700 Show data context 860 Show data context
Mechanical Engineering 7,810 Show data context 1,510 Show data context
Instrument Engineering 30 Show data context 20 Show data context
Electrical engineering 1,010 Show data context 1,230 Show data context
Shipbuilding 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
Vehicles 6,520 Show data context 870 Show data context
Other Metals 2,040 Show data context 910 Show data context
Textiles 350 Show data context 230 Show data context
Leather 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Clothing and Footwear 250 Show data context 1,970 Show data context
Bricks etc 790 Show data context 200 Show data context
Timber, Furniture 1,080 Show data context 150 Show data context
Paper, Printing 530 Show data context 260 Show data context
Other Manufacturing 560 Show data context 370 Show data context
Construction 9,870 Show data context 340 Show data context
Gas, Electricity, Water 2,020 Show data context 290 Show data context
Transport 6,100 Show data context 1,050 Show data context
Distributive Trades 7,640 Show data context 8,360 Show data context
Finance 1,830 Show data context 1,750 Show data context
Professionals 5,380 Show data context 11,390 Show data context
Miscellaneous Services 6,150 Show data context 8,290 Show data context
Public Administration and Defence 11,500 Show data context 4,180 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, Shropshire AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Standardised Industrial Classification (1968) by Sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10173036/cube/SIC1968_SEX

Date accessed: 23rd August 2019