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Release: 2011 Census Analysis, 170 Years of Industry

Released: 05 June 2013


Ruth Barrett

Household Labour Market and Development, ONS

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444972

Categories: Labour Market, People in Work, Employment, Employment Type, Employment by Industry Sector

Frequency of release: Ad-hoc

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County

Survey name(s): Census

  • Over the last 170 years the industries we work in have changed. Developments in technology and other social factors have changed the way we work and the types of work that we do. Leading us to the shape of the industrial landscape today where, in 2011, services were the dominant industries in England and Wales and less than one in 100 people worked in agriculture.
Story on long-term industrial change in England and Wales between 1841 and 2011 and some of the factors driving it, based upon census data.

2011 Census statistics provide a rich source of information about the number, distribution and characteristics of the population in England and Wales. 2011 Census Analysis products present specific analyses on a variety of topics, including ethnicity, families, health, labour market, language, migration, and national identity, and religion. In particular, many of the analyses focus on geographical variations, changes over time, and how the census differs to other data sources.
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