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The Director of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been asked to reply to your recent question on employment changes by industry in the United Kingdom since 1948. I am replying in the Director's absence.
The data requested appears in the attached table. The figures for 1948 to 1968 are based on information from British Labour Statistics Historical Abstract 1886-1968. For the years 1978 to 1998, figures are based on employment surveys in the nearest available year.
You should be aware that the figures given in the reply are based on industry classifications that have changed several times since 1948, and therefore some estimates may not be strictly comparable over time.
|Ports and docks||156||156||136||66||36||25|
|Motor vehicle manufacture||280||316||475||474||108||101|
|Ports and docks||100||100||87||42||23||16|
|Motor vehicle manufacture||100||113||169||169||39||36|
|Index of column totals||100||92||73||58||27||19|
(1) The figures are arranged according to the five versions of the Standard Industrial Classification in use from 1948 to date. For this reason the figures are broadly comparable but there may be some fine definitional differences in certain industries.
(2) The 1988 figures are interpolations based on the 1987 and 1989 Censuses of Employment. There was no Census of Employment in 1988.
Whether it is intended to upgrade the A.80 motorway between Stepps and Haggs; and, if so, when the work is likely to be undertaken.[HL1978]
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