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Decline of Manufacturing

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  • 1. The Decline of Traditional Manufacturing Objectives
    • To identify employment changes in manufacturing in the UK over the past 25 years.
    • To identify regional changes in manufacturing employment.
  • 2.
    • UK Regions:
    • A. Scotland
    • . North East
    • . North West
    • . Yorkshire and the Humber
    • . Wales
    • . West Midlands
    • . East Midlands
    • . South West
    • . South East
    • . East of England
    • . London
    UK Regions Map
    • You have been provided with a UK regions map.
    • Use the data on the following slide to produce a located bar graph to show “Employment changes in UK manufacturing”.
  • 3. -41.1 3,566 3,847 6,057 Great Britain -42.1 291 319 502 Scotland -9.7 215 227 238 Wales -39.5 205 222 339 Northeast -46.2 430 469 800 Northwest -39.6 350 398 579 Yorkshire and the Humber -29.3 380 398 533 East Midlands -40.0 481 511 801 West Midlands -34.6 259 281 396 Southwest -30.0 130 139 186 East of England -51.0 825 883 1,683 London and southeast Percentage change 1981-2003 (%) 2003 (thousands) 1995 (thousands) 1981 (thousands) Standard Region
  • 4. Is it all bad news? Although traditional manufacturing in the UK has declined, the overall output of manufacturing industry in the country has increased. This has been due to the expansion of new factories making motor vehicles, computers and related equipment, and other electrical goods. Clearly, deindustrialisation has been selective in both the industries and the areas it has affected.
    • Traditional manufacturing
    • Iron/steel
    • Shipbuilding
    • Textiles
    • Pottery
    • Modern manufacturing
    • Computer goods
    • Motor vehicles
    • Electrical Goods