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 159 Show data context 89 Show data context
Wood and paper 38 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 64 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 51 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 60 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 96 Show data context 8 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 178 Show data context 238 Show data context
Wood and paper 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 21 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 100 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 50 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 49 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 248 Show data context 26 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 365 Show data context 697 Show data context
Wood and paper 67 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 59 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 288 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 175 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 281 Show data context 56 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 440 Show data context 193 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 493 Show data context 1,190 Show data context
Wood and paper 133 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 111 Show data context 22 Show data context
Low tech 446 Show data context 16 Show data context
High tech. 761 Show data context 27 Show data context
Other 740 Show data context 145 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 843 Show data context 205 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 590 Show data context 753 Show data context
Wood and paper 276 Show data context 112 Show data context
Chemicals 258 Show data context 85 Show data context
Low tech 585 Show data context 97 Show data context
High tech. 2,488 Show data context 452 Show data context
Other 1,640 Show data context 629 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 645 Show data context 382 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 192 Show data context 311 Show data context
Wood and paper 285 Show data context 239 Show data context
Chemicals 811 Show data context 467 Show data context
Low tech 830 Show data context 238 Show data context
High tech. 6,761 Show data context 1,556 Show data context
Other 1,940 Show data context 975 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 430 Show data context 250 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 120 Show data context 180 Show data context
Wood and paper 310 Show data context 130 Show data context
Chemicals 1,890 Show data context 1,660 Show data context
Low tech 1,280 Show data context 560 Show data context
High tech. 8,540 Show data context 2,940 Show data context
Other 840 Show data context 430 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, Kingston upon Thames 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