Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 31 Show data context 1 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 73 Show data context 21 Show data context
Wood and paper 23 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 40 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 39 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 9 Show data context 0 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 73 Show data context 7 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 131 Show data context 142 Show data context
Wood and paper 89 Show data context 78 Show data context
Chemicals 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 174 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 72 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 29 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 178 Show data context 14 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 277 Show data context 364 Show data context
Wood and paper 80 Show data context 36 Show data context
Chemicals 103 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 486 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 336 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 238 Show data context 28 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 444 Show data context 181 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 410 Show data context 1,033 Show data context
Wood and paper 329 Show data context 93 Show data context
Chemicals 220 Show data context 61 Show data context
Low tech 929 Show data context 21 Show data context
High tech. 1,499 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 800 Show data context 77 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,062 Show data context 331 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 664 Show data context 813 Show data context
Wood and paper 626 Show data context 94 Show data context
Chemicals 814 Show data context 347 Show data context
Low tech 1,129 Show data context 137 Show data context
High tech. 7,772 Show data context 1,062 Show data context
Other 664 Show data context 193 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 570 Show data context 182 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 607 Show data context 657 Show data context
Wood and paper 782 Show data context 265 Show data context
Chemicals 1,360 Show data context 385 Show data context
Low tech 1,307 Show data context 190 Show data context
High tech. 9,965 Show data context 2,842 Show data context
Other 671 Show data context 348 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,370 Show data context 590 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,080 Show data context 710 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,030 Show data context 250 Show data context
Chemicals 1,830 Show data context 800 Show data context
Low tech 1,910 Show data context 340 Show data context
High tech. 6,910 Show data context 2,570 Show data context
Other 700 Show data context 570 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, Bexley 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