Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 54 Show data context 1 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 420 Show data context 96 Show data context
Wood and paper 78 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 88 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 63 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 71 Show data context 3 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 347 Show data context 282 Show data context
Wood and paper 68 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 107 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 76 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 11 Show data context 0 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 85 Show data context 8 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 273 Show data context 189 Show data context
Wood and paper 49 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 7 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 112 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 58 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 170 Show data context 830 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 386 Show data context 788 Show data context
Wood and paper 121 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 20 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 186 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 97 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 68 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 226 Show data context 787 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 228 Show data context 103 Show data context
Wood and paper 187 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 14 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 232 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 145 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 37 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 192 Show data context 42 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 529 Show data context 152 Show data context
Wood and paper 282 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 29 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 188 Show data context 19 Show data context
High tech. 80 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 28 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 189 Show data context 30 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 485 Show data context 76 Show data context
Wood and paper 186 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 27 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 270 Show data context 25 Show data context
High tech. 141 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 25 Show data context 6 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, Na H Eileanan An Iar District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 19th January 2021