Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 319 Show data context 18 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 973 Show data context 489 Show data context
Wood and paper 203 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 7 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 330 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 236 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 114 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 451 Show data context 28 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 706 Show data context 1,685 Show data context
Wood and paper 267 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 35 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 425 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 209 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 226 Show data context 24 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 381 Show data context 21 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 363 Show data context 740 Show data context
Wood and paper 163 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 19 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 336 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 164 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 281 Show data context 60 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 472 Show data context 102 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 534 Show data context 1,050 Show data context
Wood and paper 229 Show data context 55 Show data context
Chemicals 27 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 447 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 429 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 403 Show data context 32 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 429 Show data context 66 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 174 Show data context 178 Show data context
Wood and paper 247 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 37 Show data context 8 Show data context
Low tech 358 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 1,293 Show data context 81 Show data context
Other 361 Show data context 41 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 420 Show data context 122 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 52 Show data context 102 Show data context
Wood and paper 179 Show data context 18 Show data context
Chemicals 84 Show data context 24 Show data context
Low tech 264 Show data context 20 Show data context
High tech. 1,060 Show data context 173 Show data context
Other 287 Show data context 80 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 657 Show data context 191 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 285 Show data context 251 Show data context
Wood and paper 456 Show data context 58 Show data context
Chemicals 260 Show data context 72 Show data context
Low tech 1,286 Show data context 178 Show data context
High tech. 3,359 Show data context 540 Show data context
Other 425 Show data context 161 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, South Oxfordshire District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 03rd December 2020