Reference HLG 82/36
Title Merseyside regional report
Former Department Reference 91639/37A
Government Department Ministry of Works and Buildings
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Industry and Infrastructure
Subthemes Post-war planning, Manufacturing and materials, Labour supply and relations
Document Types Reports and Surveys, Maps, Charts, and Diagrams, Statistical Data
Civil Defence Regions Region 10: North Western (Manchester HQ)
Locations Aintree, Bebington, Birkenhead, Bootle, Carlisle, Cheshire, Chester, Clydeside, Crewe, Crosby, Ellesmere Port, Everton, Garston, Hoylake, Huyton, Lancashire, Leeds, Litherland, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Merseyside, Neston, Prescot, Preston, Spain, Speke, United States of America, Wallasey, Walton, Whiston, Wigan, Wirral, Yorkshire
Organisations Royal Ordnance Factory


A report on population, industry, and employment in Merseyside, produced by W. Smith for Nuffield College's Social Reconstruction Survey. Topics covered in the report include a geographical outline of the study area; pre-war population distribution; causes of population decline, including evacuation, military recruitment, and air-raid casualties; and changes to population as a result of the war. Other topics discussed include the location of industry in the area; trends in industrial employment; and the industrial character of Merseyside. The report also covers topics including assessments of individual industries, focusing on their current state and their future prospects; factors affecting industry in Merseyside; and the future of the industrial region as a whole. The file also contains graphs depicting changes in population and employment statistics; correspondence on the circulation and usefulness of the report; and a list of files that constitute the survey.


air raids, alcohol, animal feed, baking, birth rate, biscuits, books, bread, brewing, British Dominions, censuses, cereals, chemicals, children, chocolate, cigarettes, civil consumption, civil defence, civilian casualties, clothing, construction, consumer goods, customs duties, dairy, death rate, demobilisation, demographics, disability, distribution, dockyards, domestic equipment, economic depression, electricity, employment, engineering, evacuation, exports, family, female labour, fertilisers, flour, food processing, freight shipping, furnishings, gas, haulage, homelessness, imports, industrial areas, industrial migration, industrial production, industry, infrastructure, Irish nationals, labour supply, leather, local authorities, meat, metals, migration, milling, mothers, munitions industry, newspapers, Nuffield College Reconstruction Survey, oil, oil seeds, old age, overseas trade, parents, population decline, population distribution, population growth, ports, post-war planning, prices, printing, publishing, railways, ration books, rationing, raw materials, reconstruction, recruitment, re-exports, refineries, religion, roads, Roman Catholics, rubber, shipbuilding, skilled labour, soap, statistics, sugar, textiles, tobacco, transportation, unemployment, unskilled labour, vegetables, water supply, Welsh nationals

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