1971 Census of England and Wales, Economic activity County Leaflets (Sample Report Title: Census 1971: England and Wales: Economic Activity Leaflet: (Laid before Parliament pursuant to Section 4 (1), Census Act 1920) Shropshire), 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".

List England Dep Shropshire AdmC
Industry Males
[1]
Females
[2]
Married Females
[3]
In employment 91,270 Show data context 48,160 Show data context 30,750 Show data context
    Self-employed 14,000 Show data context 2,820 Show data context 2,060 Show data context
        Self-employed without employees 8,160 Show data context 1,610 Show data context 1,190 Show data context
        Self-employed with employees 5,840 Show data context 1,210 Show data context 870 Show data context
    Employees 77,270 Show data context 45,340 Show data context 28,690 Show data context
        Managers 5,880 Show data context 1,360 Show data context 790 Show data context
        [Managers] Large establishments 2,420 Show data context 440 Show data context 150 Show data context
[Managers] Small establishments 3,460 Show data context 920 Show data context 640 Show data context
Foremen and supervisors 4,350 Show data context 1,160 Show data context 760 Show data context
[Foremen and supervisors] manual 3,340 Show data context 440 Show data context 330 Show data context
[Foremen and supervisors] non-manual 1,010 Show data context 720 Show data context 430 Show data context
Apprentices, articled clerks and formal trainees 3,390 Show data context 700 Show data context 70 Show data context
Professional employees 2,210 Show data context 270 Show data context 190 Show data context
Family workers 420 Show data context 1,010 Show data context 860 Show data context
Other employees (excluding professional) 61,020 Show data context 40,840 Show data context 26,020 Show data context
I. AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, FISHING 11,610 Show data context 1,980 Show data context 1,340 Show data context
    001 Agriculture and horticulture 11,370 Show data context 1,980 Show data context 1,340 Show data context
        1. Farming and stockrearing 10,740 Show data context 1,790 Show data context 1,210 Show data context
        2. Agriculture contracting 210 Show data context 20 Show data context 20 Show data context
        3. Market gardening, fruit, flower and seed growing 420 Show data context 170 Show data context 110 Show data context
    002 Forestry 240 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    003 Fishing 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
II. MINING AND QUARRYING 1,230 Show data context 90 Show data context 70 Show data context
    101 Coal mining 680 Show data context 20 Show data context 20 Show data context
    102 Stone and slate quarrying and mining 420 Show data context 50 Show data context 30 Show data context
    103 Chalk, clay, sand and gravel extraction 110 Show data context 20 Show data context 20 Show data context
    104 Petroleum and natural gas 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    109 Other mining and quarrying 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
III. FOOD, DRINK AND TOBACCO 2,390 Show data context 1,120 Show data context 630 Show data context
    211 Grain milling 110 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    212 Bread and flour confectionery 180 Show data context 60 Show data context 30 Show data context
    213 Biscuits 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    214 Bacon curing, meat and fish products 510 Show data context 300 Show data context 120 Show data context
    215 Milk and milk products 1,010 Show data context 550 Show data context 300 Show data context
    216 Sugar 100 Show data context 20 Show data context 10 Show data context
    217 Cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery 10 Show data context 20 Show data context 10 Show data context
    218 Fruit and vegetable products 50 Show data context 60 Show data context 60 Show data context
    219 Animal and poultry foods 140 Show data context 40 Show data context 40 Show data context
    221 Vegetable and animal oils and fats 0 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
    229 Food industries not elsewhere specified 20 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
    231 Brewing and malting 100 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
    232 Soft drinks 130 Show data context 40 Show data context 30 Show data context
    239 Other drink industries 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    240 Tobacco 20 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
IV. COAL AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS 130 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
    261 Coke ovens and manufactured fuel 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    262 Mineral oil refining 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    263 Lubricating oils and greases 130 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
V. CHEMICALS AND ALLIED INDUSTRIES 340 Show data context 60 Show data context 40 Show data context
    271 General chemicals 30 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    272 Pharmaceutical chemicals and preparations 90 Show data context 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
    273 Toilet preparations 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    274 Paint 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    275 Soap and detergents 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    276 Synthetic resins and plastics materials and synthetic rubber 160 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
    277 Dyestuffs and pigments 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    278 Fertilizers 50 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
    279 Other chemical industries 10 Show data context 30 Show data context 20 Show data context
VI. METAL MANUFACTURE 3,700 Show data context 860 Show data context 580 Show data context
    311 Iron and steel (general) 450 Show data context 40 Show data context 30 Show data context
    312 Steel tubes 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    313 Iron castings, etc. 2,460 Show data context 560 Show data context 390 Show data context
    321 Aluminium and aluminium alloys 630 Show data context 220 Show data context 150 Show data context
    322 Copper, brass and other copper alloys 90 Show data context 40 Show data context 10 Show data context
    323 Other base metals 70 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
VII. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 7,810 Show data context 1,510 Show data context 970 Show data context
    331 Agricultural machinery (except tractors) 640 Show data context 280 Show data context 120 Show data context
    332 Metalworking machine tools 760 Show data context 80 Show data context 70 Show data context
    333 Pumps, valves and compressors 1,040 Show data context 380 Show data context 250 Show data context
    334 Industrial engines 2,050 Show data context 260 Show data context 180 Show data context
    335 Textile machinery and accessories 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    336 Construction and earth moving equipment 50 Show data context 50 Show data context 30 Show data context
    337 Mechanical handling equipment 50 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    338 Office machinery 50 Show data context 20 Show data context 10 Show data context
    339 Other machinery 420 Show data context 70 Show data context 40 Show data context
    341 Industrial (including process) plant and steelwork 1,170 Show data context 100 Show data context 90 Show data context
    342 Ordnance and small arms 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    349 Other mechanical engineering not elsewhere specified 1,560 Show data context 270 Show data context 180 Show data context
VIII. INSTRUMENT ENGINEERING 30 Show data context 20 Show data context 0 Show data context
    351 Photographic and document copying equipment 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    352 Watches and clocks 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    353 Surgical instruments and appliances 10 Show data context 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
    354 Scientific and industrial instruments and systems 10 Show data context 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
IX. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 1,010 Show data context 1,230 Show data context 860 Show data context
    361 Electrical machinery 60 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    362 Insulated wires and cables 40 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
    363 Telegraph and telephone apparatus and equipment 50 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    364 Radio and electronic components 230 Show data context 290 Show data context 190 Show data context
    365 Broadcast receiving and sound reproducing equipment 250 Show data context 320 Show data context 210 Show data context
    366 Electronic computers 30 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    367 Radio, radar and electronic capital goods 30 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    368 Electric appliances primarily for domestic use 60 Show data context 40 Show data context 30 Show data context
    369 Other electrical goods 260 Show data context 570 Show data context 420 Show data context
X. SHIPBUILDING AND MARINE ENGINEERING 10 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
    370 Shipbuilding and marine engineering 10 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
XI. VEHICLES 6,520 Show data context 870 Show data context 440 Show data context
    380 Wheeled tractor manufacturing 90 Show data context 0 Show data context 20 Show data context
    381 Motor vehicle manufacturing 6,290 Show data context 20 Show data context 420 Show data context
    382 Motor cycle, tricycle and pedal cycle manufacturing 30 Show data context 820 Show data context 0 Show data context
    383 Aerospace equipment manufacturing and repairing 110 Show data context 20 Show data context 0 Show data context
    384 Locomotive and railway track equipment 0 Show data context 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
    385 Railway carriages and wagons and trams 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
XII. METAL GOODS NOT ELSEWHERE SPECIFIED 2,040 Show data context 910 Show data context 630 Show data context
    390 Engineers' small tools and gauges 470 Show data context 100 Show data context 80 Show data context
    391 Hand tools and implements 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    392 Cutlery, spoons, forks and plated tableware, etc. 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    393 Bolts, nuts, screws, rivets, etc. 360 Show data context 140 Show data context 130 Show data context
    394 Wire and wire manufactures 110 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    395 Cans and metal boxes 40 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
    396 Jewellery and precious metals 10 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
    399 Metal industries not elsewhere specified 1,040 Show data context 650 Show data context 400 Show data context
XIII. TEXTILES 350 Show data context 230 Show data context 140 Show data context
    411 Production of manmade fibres 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    412 Spinning and doubling on the cotton and flax systems 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    413 Weaving of cotton, linen and manmade fibres 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    414 Woollen and worsted 0 Show data context 30 Show data context 20 Show data context
    415 Jute 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    416 Rope, twine and net 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    417 Hosiery and other knitted goods 0 Show data context 20 Show data context 10 Show data context
    418 Lace 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    419 Carpets 320 Show data context 160 Show data context 100 Show data context
    421 Narrow fabrics 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    422 Made up textiles 10 Show data context 20 Show data context 10 Show data context
    423 Textile finishing 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    429 Other textile industries 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
XIV. LEATHER, LEATHER GOODS AND FUR 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    431 Leather (tanning and dressing) and fellmongery 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    432 Leather goods 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    433 Fur 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
XV. CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR 250 Show data context 1,970 Show data context 930 Show data context
    441 Weatherproof outerwear 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    442 Men's and boys' tailored outerwear 80 Show data context 730 Show data context 370 Show data context
    443 Women's and girls' tailored outerwear 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    444 Overalls and men's shirts, underwear, etc. 30 Show data context 270 Show data context 110 Show data context
    445 Dresses, lingerie, infants' wear, etc. 0 Show data context 70 Show data context 30 Show data context
    446 Hats, caps and millinery 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    449 Dress industries not elsewhere specified 130 Show data context 890 Show data context 410 Show data context
    450 Footwear 10 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
XVI. BRICKS, POTTERY, GLASS, CEMENT, ETC. 790 Show data context 200 Show data context 150 Show data context
    461 Brick, fireclay and refractory goods 320 Show data context 120 Show data context 110 Show data context
    462 Pottery 0 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
    463 Glass 30 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    464 Cement 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    469 Abrasives and building materials, etc. not elsewhere specified 430 Show data context 70 Show data context 30 Show data context
XVII. TIMBER, FURNITURE, ETC. 1,080 Show data context 150 Show data context 120 Show data context
    471 Timber 630 Show data context 100 Show data context 90 Show data context
    472 Furniture and upholstery 40 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    473 Bedding, etc. 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    474 Shop and office fitting 40 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
    475 Wooden containers and baskets 30 Show data context 30 Show data context 20 Show data context
    479 Miscellaneous wood and cork manufactures 340 Show data context 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
XVIII. PAPER, PRINTING AND PUBLISHING 530 Show data context 260 Show data context 120 Show data context
    481 Paper and board 10 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
    482 Packaging products of paper, board and associated materials 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    483 Manufactured stationery 0 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
    484 Manufactures of paper and board not elsewhere specified 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    485 Printing, publishing of newspapers 320 Show data context 140 Show data context 70 Show data context
    486 Printing, publishing of periodicals 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    489 Other printing, publishing, bookbinding, engraving, etc. 190 Show data context 100 Show data context 30 Show data context
XIX. OTHER MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 560 Show data context 370 Show data context 180 Show data context
    491 Rubber 210 Show data context 110 Show data context 70 Show data context
    492 Linoleum, plastics floorcovering, leather, cloth, etc. 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    493 Brushes and brooms 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    494 Toys, games, children's carriages and sports equipment 30 Show data context 230 Show data context 100 Show data context
    495 Miscellaneous stationers' goods 0 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
    496 Plastics products not elsewhere specified 320 Show data context 20 Show data context 0 Show data context
    499 Miscellaneous manufacturing industries 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
XX. CONSTRUCTION 9,870 Show data context 340 Show data context 230 Show data context
    500 Construction 9,870 Show data context 340 Show data context 230 Show data context
XXI. GAS, ELECTRICITY AND WATER 2,020 Show data context 290 Show data context 190 Show data context
    601 Gas 140 Show data context 40 Show data context 30 Show data context
    602 Electricity 1,510 Show data context 190 Show data context 120 Show data context
    603 Water supply 370 Show data context 60 Show data context 40 Show data context
XXII. TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION 6,100 Show data context 1,050 Show data context 650 Show data context
    701 Railways 1,130 Show data context 20 Show data context 20 Show data context
    702 Road passenger transport 760 Show data context 180 Show data context 100 Show data context
    703 Road haulage contracting for general hire or reward 1,920 Show data context 110 Show data context 80 Show data context
    704 Other road haulage 80 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    705 Sea transport 30 Show data context 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
    706 Port and inland water transport 40 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    707 Air transport 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
    708 Postal services and telecommunications 2,000 Show data context 700 Show data context 430 Show data context
    709 Miscellaneous transport services and storage 130 Show data context 30 Show data context 20 Show data context
XXIII. DISTRIBUTIVE TRADES 7,640 Show data context 8,360 Show data context 5,410 Show data context
    810 Wholesale distribution of food and drink 710 Show data context 250 Show data context 150 Show data context
    811 Wholesale distribution of petroleum products 140 Show data context 20 Show data context 0 Show data context
    812 Other wholesale distribution 440 Show data context 390 Show data context 220 Show data context
    820 Retail distribution of food and drink 1,840 Show data context 2,220 Show data context 1,540 Show data context
    821 Other retail distribution 2,490 Show data context 4,970 Show data context 3,180 Show data context
    831 Dealing in coal, oil, builders' materials, grain and agricultural supplies 1,140 Show data context 340 Show data context 190 Show data context
    832 Dealing in other industrial materials and machinery 880 Show data context 170 Show data context 130 Show data context
XXIV. INSURANCE, BANKING, FINANCE AND BUSINESS SERVICES 1,830 Show data context 1,750 Show data context 890 Show data context
    860 Insurance 540 Show data context 450 Show data context 240 Show data context
    861 Banking and billdiscounting 460 Show data context 730 Show data context 250 Show data context
    862 Other financial institutions 120 Show data context 180 Show data context 120 Show data context
    863 Property owning and managing, etc. 370 Show data context 120 Show data context 70 Show data context
    864 Advertising and market research 20 Show data context 30 Show data context 30 Show data context
    865 Other business services 320 Show data context 240 Show data context 180 Show data context
    866 Central offices not allocable elsewhere 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
XXV. PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC SERVICES 5,380 Show data context 11,390 Show data context 7,630 Show data context
    871 Accountancy services 200 Show data context 170 Show data context 80 Show data context
    872 Educational services 2,430 Show data context 6,540 Show data context 4,820 Show data context
        1. Maintained primary and secondary schools 1,350 Show data context 4,770 Show data context 3,680 Show data context
        2. Other primary and secondary schools 340 Show data context 720 Show data context 380 Show data context
        3pt. Universities 40 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
        3pt. Colleges of education 30 Show data context 70 Show data context 40 Show data context
        3pt. Establishments for further education 380 Show data context 500 Show data context 350 Show data context
        4. Educational administration 230 Show data context 430 Show data context 350 Show data context
        5. Educational establishments not elsewhere specified 60 Show data context 50 Show data context 20 Show data context
    873 Legal services 200 Show data context 310 Show data context 160 Show data context
    874 Medical and dental services 1,270 Show data context 3,920 Show data context 2,310 Show data context
        1. Hospital and consultant services 800 Show data context 3,180 Show data context 1,900 Show data context
        2. Local authority health services 110 Show data context 260 Show data context 130 Show data context
        3. General medical services 130 Show data context 260 Show data context 150 Show data context
        4. Dental services 120 Show data context 80 Show data context 40 Show data context
        5. Other medical services 110 Show data context 140 Show data context 90 Show data context
    875 Religious organisations 350 Show data context 40 Show data context 30 Show data context
    876 Research and development services 190 Show data context 110 Show data context 80 Show data context
    879 Other professional and scientific services 740 Show data context 300 Show data context 150 Show data context
        1. Architects, surveyors and consulting engineers 230 Show data context 80 Show data context 40 Show data context
        2. Other scientific and technical services 440 Show data context 160 Show data context 60 Show data context
        3. Professional and scientific organisations 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
        4. Veterinary surgery 40 Show data context 30 Show data context 20 Show data context
        5. Other professional services 30 Show data context 30 Show data context 30 Show data context
XXVI. MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES 6,150 Show data context 8,290 Show data context 5,500 Show data context
    881 Cinemas, theatres, radio, etc. 250 Show data context 80 Show data context 70 Show data context
    882 Sport and other recreations 260 Show data context 130 Show data context 90 Show data context
    883 Betting and gambling 110 Show data context 220 Show data context 180 Show data context
    884 Hotels and other residential establishments 450 Show data context 840 Show data context 520 Show data context
    885 Restaurants, cafes, snack bars 300 Show data context 760 Show data context 600 Show data context
    886 Public houses 500 Show data context 720 Show data context 580 Show data context
    887 Clubs 60 Show data context 140 Show data context 140 Show data context
    888 Catering contractors 70 Show data context 120 Show data context 110 Show data context
    889 Hairdressing and manicure 200 Show data context 920 Show data context 370 Show data context
    891 Private domestic service 460 Show data context 2,080 Show data context 1,250 Show data context
    892 Laundries 140 Show data context 410 Show data context 250 Show data context
    893 Dry cleaning, job dyeing, carpet beating, etc. 10 Show data context 80 Show data context 50 Show data context
    894 Motor repairers, distributors, garages and filling stations 2,870 Show data context 690 Show data context 470 Show data context
    895 Repair of boots and shoes 30 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
    899 Other services 440 Show data context 1,090 Show data context 810 Show data context
        1. Funeral services 80 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
        2. Photography 30 Show data context 80 Show data context 70 Show data context
        3. Welfare and charitable services 90 Show data context 870 Show data context 630 Show data context
        4. Community service not elsewhere specified 10 Show data context 20 Show data context 20 Show data context
        5. Service of Commonwealth and foreign governments 40 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
        6. Trade associations 30 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
        7. Other services 160 Show data context 120 Show data context 90 Show data context
XXVII. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND DEFENCE 11,500 Show data context 4,180 Show data context 2,520 Show data context
    901 National government service 8,700 Show data context 3,080 Show data context 1,810 Show data context
        1-4. Armed forces 4,310 Show data context 410 Show data context 40 Show data context
        5. Defence departments (civilian staffs) 3,510 Show data context 2,100 Show data context 1,440 Show data context
        6. Other national government service 880 Show data context 570 Show data context 330 Show data context
    906 Local government service 2,800 Show data context 1,100 Show data context 710 Show data context
        1. Police 520 Show data context 60 Show data context 60 Show data context
        2. Fire service 140 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context
        3. Other local government service 2,140 Show data context 1,030 Show data context 640 Show data context
Industry inadequately described 390 Show data context 660 Show data context 510 Show data context
Workplace outside United Kingdom 10 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context

Comments:

1 All data values have been multiplied by ten, as the original data are from a 10 per cent sample.

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