Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 51 Show data context 2 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 120 Show data context 34 Show data context
Wood and paper 37 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 65 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 64 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 222 Show data context 25 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 345 Show data context 592 Show data context
Wood and paper 168 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 47 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 500 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 211 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 90 Show data context 14 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 213 Show data context 19 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 276 Show data context 594 Show data context
Wood and paper 269 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 51 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 697 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 240 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 627 Show data context 53 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 360 Show data context 136 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 319 Show data context 752 Show data context
Wood and paper 276 Show data context 77 Show data context
Chemicals 137 Show data context 44 Show data context
Low tech 732 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 1,077 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 623 Show data context 58 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 314 Show data context 110 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 157 Show data context 124 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,931 Show data context 221 Show data context
Chemicals 284 Show data context 229 Show data context
Low tech 1,825 Show data context 30 Show data context
High tech. 1,719 Show data context 325 Show data context
Other 1,215 Show data context 196 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 278 Show data context 134 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 44 Show data context 82 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,044 Show data context 352 Show data context
Chemicals 586 Show data context 81 Show data context
Low tech 1,710 Show data context 335 Show data context
High tech. 2,009 Show data context 752 Show data context
Other 971 Show data context 333 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 315 Show data context 166 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 87 Show data context 198 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,124 Show data context 295 Show data context
Chemicals 550 Show data context 164 Show data context
Low tech 760 Show data context 106 Show data context
High tech. 1,760 Show data context 280 Show data context
Other 251 Show data context 63 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, Gravesham District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 21st May 2022