Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 82 Show data context 3 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 195 Show data context 61 Show data context
Wood and paper 59 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 103 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 100 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 122 Show data context 10 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 264 Show data context 339 Show data context
Wood and paper 192 Show data context 260 Show data context
Chemicals 24 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 219 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 148 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 60 Show data context 9 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 278 Show data context 37 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 501 Show data context 908 Show data context
Wood and paper 248 Show data context 254 Show data context
Chemicals 135 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 414 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 236 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 532 Show data context 101 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 805 Show data context 398 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 740 Show data context 2,232 Show data context
Wood and paper 608 Show data context 223 Show data context
Chemicals 306 Show data context 126 Show data context
Low tech 1,633 Show data context 32 Show data context
High tech. 2,330 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 1,412 Show data context 179 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,380 Show data context 456 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,352 Show data context 1,552 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,679 Show data context 321 Show data context
Chemicals 602 Show data context 218 Show data context
Low tech 1,000 Show data context 136 Show data context
High tech. 2,941 Show data context 521 Show data context
Other 2,109 Show data context 492 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,242 Show data context 519 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 606 Show data context 667 Show data context
Wood and paper 633 Show data context 169 Show data context
Chemicals 995 Show data context 703 Show data context
Low tech 1,507 Show data context 374 Show data context
High tech. 5,913 Show data context 3,346 Show data context
Other 2,206 Show data context 1,001 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 720 Show data context 330 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 260 Show data context 550 Show data context
Wood and paper 730 Show data context 110 Show data context
Chemicals 2,000 Show data context 1,190 Show data context
Low tech 960 Show data context 340 Show data context
High tech. 6,850 Show data context 2,860 Show data context
Other 700 Show data context 200 Show data context
Date: Source:
1841 1841 Census of Great Britain, Occupations, Table [1] , 'Occupation Abstract'
1861 1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 17 , 'Occupations of Males aged 20 Years and upwards in Districts'
1861 1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 18 , 'Occupations of Females aged 20 Years and upwards in Districts'
1881 - 1991 Census of Population
1971 1971 Census of England and Wales, Economic activity County Leaflets, Table 3 , 'Industry and status by area of workplace and sex', for 'County, county boroughs, urban areas with populations of 50,000 or more, conurbation centres'

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Our presentation of long-run trends in economic activity is based around the 2007 Standard Industrial Classification, but in that Manufacturing is treated as just one of twenty-one "Sections". Earlier classifications provide far more detail of manufacturing, so to present some of that detail in long-run perspective here we use a seven-way sub-classification of manufacturing used by the 2011 Census of England and Wales (unfortunately equivalent detail is not available from the Scottish 2011 census). "High-tech" i...


ncludes electronics and aircraft manufacture, but also cars, shipbuilding and making any kind of machinery. Here we break the numbers in each industry down by gender, but this is not possible with the 2011 data, only with the re-districted and re-classified historical statisics.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Bromley District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 03rd June 2020