Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 29 Show data context 1 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 77 Show data context 29 Show data context
Wood and paper 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 41 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 26 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 111 Show data context 6 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 150 Show data context 240 Show data context
Wood and paper 62 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 9 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 136 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 124 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 40 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 103 Show data context 9 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 72 Show data context 203 Show data context
Wood and paper 73 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 212 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 156 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 117 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 198 Show data context 42 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 175 Show data context 293 Show data context
Wood and paper 69 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 23 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 221 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 583 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 156 Show data context 16 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 225 Show data context 87 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 68 Show data context 81 Show data context
Wood and paper 72 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 28 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 131 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 3,517 Show data context 238 Show data context
Other 80 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 428 Show data context 178 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 35 Show data context 44 Show data context
Wood and paper 123 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 40 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 169 Show data context 16 Show data context
High tech. 8,144 Show data context 1,194 Show data context
Other 448 Show data context 234 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 328 Show data context 89 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 53 Show data context 39 Show data context
Wood and paper 443 Show data context 64 Show data context
Chemicals 686 Show data context 94 Show data context
Low tech 446 Show data context 51 Show data context
High tech. 3,578 Show data context 381 Show data context
Other 164 Show data context 35 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, Eastleigh 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