Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 123 Show data context 5 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 372 Show data context 208 Show data context
Wood and paper 90 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 150 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 122 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 141 Show data context 8 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 231 Show data context 26 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 515 Show data context 561 Show data context
Wood and paper 83 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 66 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 262 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 193 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 140 Show data context 23 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 474 Show data context 46 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 914 Show data context 1,368 Show data context
Wood and paper 187 Show data context 42 Show data context
Chemicals 180 Show data context 14 Show data context
Low tech 507 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 473 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 804 Show data context 105 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,322 Show data context 458 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,409 Show data context 3,234 Show data context
Wood and paper 405 Show data context 63 Show data context
Chemicals 401 Show data context 112 Show data context
Low tech 1,563 Show data context 37 Show data context
High tech. 2,171 Show data context 17 Show data context
Other 2,259 Show data context 228 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,334 Show data context 1,105 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,013 Show data context 2,405 Show data context
Wood and paper 800 Show data context 291 Show data context
Chemicals 957 Show data context 427 Show data context
Low tech 1,890 Show data context 274 Show data context
High tech. 4,971 Show data context 941 Show data context
Other 4,611 Show data context 1,163 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,734 Show data context 1,073 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 595 Show data context 1,234 Show data context
Wood and paper 805 Show data context 394 Show data context
Chemicals 798 Show data context 765 Show data context
Low tech 2,617 Show data context 536 Show data context
High tech. 9,276 Show data context 2,873 Show data context
Other 4,892 Show data context 3,120 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,620 Show data context 1,820 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 380 Show data context 720 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,190 Show data context 680 Show data context
Chemicals 2,250 Show data context 1,210 Show data context
Low tech 2,820 Show data context 930 Show data context
High tech. 13,810 Show data context 5,990 Show data context
Other 1,920 Show data context 1,040 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, Croydon District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 31st May 2020