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Coal, Steel, Engineering And Textiles

Volume 888: debated on Tuesday 11 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish details in the Official Report of the total number employed in the coal mining, shipbuilding, textiles, heavy engineering, motor car production and

ESTIMATED NUMBERS OF EMPLOYEES IN EMPLOYMENT IN GREAT BRITAIN
(Thousands)
Index numbers (June 1948=100) are shown in parentheses
Coal miningTextilesIron and steelShip building and ship repairingMotor vehicle manufacturingOther engineering and allied industries
June 1948794·3922·4307·5227·3279·22,539·5
(100)(100)(100)(100)(100)(100)
June 1955784·7954·4327·4206·7329·43,041·3
(98·8)(103·5)(106·5)(90·9)(118·0)(119·8)
June 1959(a)756·0840·1329·3190·9327·03,084·6
(b)761·6840·9324·5190·9382·12,968·1
June 1964(a)589·7776·6354·0147·4479·83,193·3
(b)591·3780·7355·0147·8480·83,202·0
June 1965559·2767·4361·4152·4495·83,266·3
(70·0)(82·7)(118·9)(66·8)(151·7)(133·4)
June 1966(a)512·7756·6354·0153·1497·53,304·0
(b)512·7757·3353·6153·7499·83,335·6
June 1969(a)383·1704·2330·9144·0501·73,251·8
(b)383·1696·2328·6153·2514·13,215·5
June 1971(a)348·2612·3310·2159·4527·33,112·4
(b)346·0581·2322·7152·7529·02,882·6
December 1971(provisional)303·0520·1306·4150·1524·42,776·3
(38·0)(59·7)(97·7)(64·3)(155·3)(122·6)
Notes:
Figures for 1959(b) to 1969(a) are based on the Standard Industrial Classification (1958) and are not strictly comparable with earlier figures, based on the SIC (1948) and later figures, based on the SIC (1968).
Figures from 1964(b) have been calculated on a revised basis and are not strictly comparable with those for earlier dates.
Between June 1966 and June 1967 the industrial classifications of many establishments were corrected. The estimates for June 1966 are shown on both bases, that is (a) excluding and (b) including the effects of reclassifications.
Estimates up to 1971(a) are derived mainly from counts of National Insurance cards. Those from 1971(b) are based on censuses of employment.