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I am not an economist and I am looking for reference knowledge about how the economy of the UK (mainly focussing on England/Scotland/Wales) developed over the past 5 decades. The kind of information I need concerns:

  • GDP by sector: how did the different sectors change over time (e.g. decline of manufacturing and rise of services)?
  • Statistical regions: how did they evolve? What are their commonalities/differences?
  • How did different cities evolve (e.g. London vs Manchester/Birmingham)?
  • Economic trends and demography: What is the relationship between economic trends and population?

What (relatively) recent textbooks/reports/articles would you recommend to find this kind of topics?

I don't necessarily need the associated data, but that would be a nice plus.

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