Simplified Industrial Structure

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Year Agriculture Mining Manufacturing Util+Const+Transp Consumer Services Business Services Public Services
1841 27,618 Show data context 37 Show data context 12,812 Show data context 5,128 Show data context 18,107 Show data context 1,546 Show data context 2,049 Show data context
1861 32,936 Show data context 114 Show data context 17,059 Show data context 6,404 Show data context 17,405 Show data context 1,636 Show data context 2,328 Show data context
1881 23,217 Show data context 83 Show data context 16,364 Show data context 9,048 Show data context 24,259 Show data context 1,641 Show data context 3,692 Show data context
1911 21,494 Show data context 316 Show data context 18,417 Show data context 15,834 Show data context 37,879 Show data context 3,083 Show data context 7,704 Show data context
1931 14,650 Show data context 388 Show data context 22,852 Show data context 16,033 Show data context 38,966 Show data context 2,301 Show data context 14,300 Show data context
1951 14,163 Show data context 431 Show data context 41,128 Show data context 23,784 Show data context 40,239 Show data context 3,870 Show data context 41,346 Show data context
1971 6,956 Show data context 353 Show data context 51,519 Show data context 28,073 Show data context 41,330 Show data context 17,097 Show data context 48,660 Show data context
1991 5,620 Show data context 220 Show data context 42,637 Show data context 32,746 Show data context 61,427 Show data context 42,239 Show data context 68,616 Show data context
2011 3,087 Show data context 327 Show data context 28,174 Show data context 39,430 Show data context 84,926 Show data context 76,174 Show data context 111,266 Show data context
Date: Source:
1841 1841 Census of Great Britain, Occupations, Table [1] , 'Occupation Abstract'
1861 1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 17 , 'Occupations of Males aged 20 Years and upwards in Districts'
1881 - 2011 Census of Population
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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Here we present how the economic foundations of each locality have changed over time, identifying the traditional sectors of Agriculture, Mining and Manufacturing which dominated many areas in the nineteenth century, but also breaking down services into those which, broadly, sell directly to consumers; those which deal mainly with other buinesses, including financial services; and public services, including education and health.


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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Oxfordshire through time | Industry Statistics | Simplified Industrial Structure, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 15th June 2024