Age & Sex Structure in approximate 10 year bands

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Data for 1939 Sex
Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 65 Male Female
Aged under 4¾ 14,396 Show data context 13,774 Show data context
5 to 14¾ 33,389 Show data context 32,464 Show data context
15 to 19¾ 13,433 Show data context 14,944 Show data context
20 to 24¾ 9,610 Show data context 12,909 Show data context
25 to 34¾ 27,159 Show data context 33,359 Show data context
35 to 44¾ 23,113 Show data context 28,384 Show data context
45 to 54¾ 18,898 Show data context 23,528 Show data context
55 to 64¾ 15,958 Show data context 19,697 Show data context
65 & up 14,856 Show data context 20,798 Show data context
Date: Source:
1939 1939 National Registration of United Kingdom and Isle of Man, Population summary, Table 3 A, 'Population by Sex and Year of Birth (and Age) in Great Britain and the Isle of Man. England and Wales - Counties, Boroughs, Urban and Rural Districts'

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The 1939 National Registration tabulated age and gender structure using a greatly simplified nine-way classification of ages. The introduction to the report states that this was to aid the enumerators who were doing much of the analysis before sending the completed forms to the Registrar General. Again to simplify the forms, people were asked to state their year of birth rather than their age. The fractions in the age bands occurred because "In consequence of these procedure restrictions, the number of groups iden...

tified ... is limited to nine in respect of each sex and being calendar year of birth groups, they do not correspond with integral years of age owing to the fact that the enumeration took place at the end of the third quarter of 1939." The data are for the civilian population only; at this date, the armed services were almost all male, and under 45. An estimated 1,010,000 were in the services in Great Britain, of whom 900,000 were in England and Wales.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Buckinghamshire AdmC through time | Population Statistics | Age & Sex Structure in approximate 10 year bands, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th July 2024