Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 53 Show data context 2 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 161 Show data context 90 Show data context
Wood and paper 39 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 65 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 52 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 61 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 105 Show data context 11 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 219 Show data context 254 Show data context
Wood and paper 37 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 28 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 112 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 74 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 57 Show data context 8 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 128 Show data context 17 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 357 Show data context 360 Show data context
Wood and paper 52 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 113 Show data context 25 Show data context
Low tech 231 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 127 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 232 Show data context 34 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 510 Show data context 198 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 792 Show data context 1,457 Show data context
Wood and paper 163 Show data context 32 Show data context
Chemicals 240 Show data context 28 Show data context
Low tech 659 Show data context 35 Show data context
High tech. 1,047 Show data context 61 Show data context
Other 959 Show data context 87 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,341 Show data context 944 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,564 Show data context 1,637 Show data context
Wood and paper 711 Show data context 264 Show data context
Chemicals 1,220 Show data context 498 Show data context
Low tech 1,299 Show data context 366 Show data context
High tech. 2,847 Show data context 612 Show data context
Other 3,740 Show data context 1,108 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,269 Show data context 1,443 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 886 Show data context 1,043 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,112 Show data context 654 Show data context
Chemicals 2,055 Show data context 1,006 Show data context
Low tech 2,630 Show data context 1,070 Show data context
High tech. 6,468 Show data context 3,168 Show data context
Other 4,339 Show data context 4,417 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 710 Show data context 460 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 580 Show data context 460 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,160 Show data context 370 Show data context
Chemicals 1,790 Show data context 810 Show data context
Low tech 2,990 Show data context 1,210 Show data context
High tech. 7,680 Show data context 4,010 Show data context
Other 1,620 Show data context 1,140 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, Merton 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