6 Main Features of an Industrial Society



(a) The economy is industry-based. The society is divided into a number of classes for example, the capitalist, the workers and the petty shopkeepers.

(b) Emergence of a number of professional and technical jobs requiring spe­cial knowledge and training.

(c) Rapid means of transport and a wide network of communications has been developed.

(d) The system of production, distribution and exchange is different. It is based on use of mechanical power. Large scale production of goods and use of new technology in the system of production is the most important feature of an industrial society.

(e) Migration to cities has led to the breakdown of agricultural economy and also the disappearance of the joint family system. A system of nuclear families has emerged.