Simplified Industrial Structure

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Industry Sector 1931 1951
Agriculture 622 Show data context 406 Show data context
Mining 1,868 Show data context 1,158 Show data context
Manufacturing 50,098 Show data context 50,022 Show data context
Util+Const+Transp 8,126 Show data context 9,803 Show data context
Consumer Services 15,162 Show data context 16,894 Show data context
Business Services 1,803 Show data context 1,843 Show data context
Public Services 4,276 Show data context 6,268 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 1931 Census of England and Wales, Industry, Table 2 , 'Industries of Males and Females (exclusive of persons out of work)'
1951 1951 Census of England and Wales, Industry, Table 2 , 'Industries (Minimum List) and Status Aggregates. Occupied Males and Females aged 15 and over', for 'Con, AC, CB, MetB, Urban Areas with population of 50,000 or more'

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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, Bolton MB/CB through time | Industry Statistics | Simplified Industrial Structure, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024