Simplified Industrial Structure

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Industry Sector 1931 1951
Agriculture 1,310 Show data context 1,194 Show data context
Mining 1,166 Show data context 5,608 Show data context
Manufacturing 2,860 Show data context 6,448 Show data context
Util+Const+Transp 825 Show data context 1,913 Show data context
Consumer Services 1,755 Show data context 1,514 Show data context
Business Services 161 Show data context 121 Show data context
Public Services 978 Show data context 2,390 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 1931 Census of England and Wales, Industry, Table 3 , 'Industries (condensed list) of Males and Females (exclusive of persons out of work)'
1951 1951 Census of England and Wales, Industry, Table 3 , 'Industries (Orders and Selected Units) and Status Aggregates. Occupied Males and Females aged 15 and over', for 'Urban Areas with population of less than 50,000, RD, NT'

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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, Whiston RD through time | Industry Statistics | Simplified Industrial Structure, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th July 2024