Simplified Industrial Structure

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Industry Sector 1931 1951
Agriculture 15,599 Show data context 15,385 Show data context
Mining 776 Show data context 721 Show data context
Manufacturing 97,543 Show data context 160,412 Show data context
Util+Const+Transp 93,928 Show data context 95,802 Show data context
Consumer Services 210,887 Show data context 171,000 Show data context
Business Services 37,871 Show data context 21,155 Show data context
Public Services 66,861 Show data context 97,943 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, Surrey AdmC through time | Industry Statistics | Simplified Industrial Structure, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd July 2024