Simplified Industrial Structure

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Year Agriculture Mining Manufacturing Util+Const+Transp Consumer Services Business Services Public Services
1841 10,131 Show data context 5,089 Show data context 165,691 Show data context 22,324 Show data context 42,476 Show data context 7,388 Show data context 4,588 Show data context
1861 26,810 Show data context 18,468 Show data context 280,261 Show data context 46,920 Show data context 82,201 Show data context 13,632 Show data context 8,192 Show data context
1881 17,132 Show data context 43,130 Show data context 441,988 Show data context 88,649 Show data context 148,829 Show data context 32,856 Show data context 19,842 Show data context
1911 23,327 Show data context 59,657 Show data context 694,820 Show data context 173,054 Show data context 240,753 Show data context 67,828 Show data context 44,091 Show data context
1931 13,090 Show data context 53,530 Show data context 636,524 Show data context 136,024 Show data context 279,396 Show data context 32,882 Show data context 73,987 Show data context
1951 8,748 Show data context 35,540 Show data context 717,458 Show data context 168,222 Show data context 277,283 Show data context 37,807 Show data context 104,951 Show data context
1971 11,672 Show data context 6,394 Show data context 473,216 Show data context 167,085 Show data context 244,904 Show data context 79,036 Show data context 171,080 Show data context
1991 4,358 Show data context 1,614 Show data context 250,019 Show data context 158,225 Show data context 256,942 Show data context 146,812 Show data context 222,119 Show data context
2011 1,428 Show data context 477 Show data context 112,535 Show data context 175,464 Show data context 335,001 Show data context 258,619 Show data context 359,694 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, Greater Manchester Met.C through time | Industry Statistics | Simplified Industrial Structure, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 14th July 2024