1986 EMPLOYMENT

 In our employment survey we had to    
 find out where local people worked and
 what their jobs were.                 
                                       
 Types of Jobs.                        
 Clerical work               23%       
 Professional Positions      22.5%     
 Shopworkers                 16.25%    
 Skilled manual workers      16.25%    
 Unskilled manual workers     7%       
 Local services               6%       
 Unemployed                   9%       
                                       
 Place of work.                        
 Edinburgh City Centre       36%       
 Portobello Area             30.5%     
 Leith                        9.7%     
 South Edinburgh              5.3%     
 West Edinburgh               3%       
 Elsewhere                    6.5%     
 Unemployed                   9%       
                                       
 

Map of the area

What is Domesday?

In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…  read more here

In 2011 the BBC published the survey online and for six months invited updates to the photographs and text to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

Shortly afterwards the website was added to The National Archives’ UK Government Web Archive.

If you are reading this via UK Government Web Archive, then the original Domesday search function and contact form will not work. This is a consequence of the archiving process. See Using Domesday for more details.