Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 85 Show data context 4 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 196 Show data context 99 Show data context
Wood and paper 35 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 94 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 73 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 21 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 84 Show data context 7 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 147 Show data context 153 Show data context
Wood and paper 38 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 9 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 92 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 64 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 122 Show data context 13 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 151 Show data context 232 Show data context
Wood and paper 36 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 153 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 84 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 65 Show data context 20 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 196 Show data context 49 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 139 Show data context 360 Show data context
Wood and paper 63 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 80 Show data context 20 Show data context
Low tech 269 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 334 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other 150 Show data context 17 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 180 Show data context 36 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 131 Show data context 117 Show data context
Wood and paper 105 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 116 Show data context 53 Show data context
Low tech 161 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 347 Show data context 59 Show data context
Other 256 Show data context 84 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 120 Show data context 19 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 39 Show data context 105 Show data context
Wood and paper 58 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 153 Show data context 299 Show data context
Low tech 363 Show data context 45 Show data context
High tech. 938 Show data context 151 Show data context
Other 749 Show data context 276 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 276 Show data context 51 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 97 Show data context 189 Show data context
Wood and paper 233 Show data context 60 Show data context
Chemicals 1,590 Show data context 844 Show data context
Low tech 955 Show data context 423 Show data context
High tech. 4,075 Show data context 906 Show data context
Other 250 Show data context 100 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, Brentwood 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