Age and 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 36,497 Show data context 35,049 Show data context
5 to 14¾ 73,597 Show data context 71,774 Show data context
15 to 19¾ 35,964 Show data context 43,855 Show data context
20 to 24¾ 27,216 Show data context 39,296 Show data context
25 to 34¾ 70,637 Show data context 89,565 Show data context
35 to 44¾ 64,808 Show data context 80,971 Show data context
45 to 54¾ 59,319 Show data context 74,462 Show data context
55 to 64¾ 53,072 Show data context 64,928 Show data context
65 and up 48,105 Show data context 67,819 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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Date accessed: 26th July 2021