Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

No chart.

No chart.

No chart.

No chart.

No chart.

No chart.

No chart.

Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 315 Show data context 15 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,717 Show data context 997 Show data context
Wood and paper 259 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 17 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 1,800 Show data context 580 Show data context
High tech. 335 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 210 Show data context 25 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 319 Show data context 15 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 791 Show data context 2,187 Show data context
Wood and paper 174 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 30 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 615 Show data context 108 Show data context
High tech. 230 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 102 Show data context 29 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 238 Show data context 29 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 413 Show data context 1,554 Show data context
Wood and paper 124 Show data context 26 Show data context
Chemicals 25 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 597 Show data context 73 Show data context
High tech. 267 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 280 Show data context 49 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 340 Show data context 114 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 712 Show data context 1,315 Show data context
Wood and paper 118 Show data context 61 Show data context
Chemicals 188 Show data context 22 Show data context
Low tech 2,592 Show data context 759 Show data context
High tech. 1,093 Show data context 126 Show data context
Other 548 Show data context 263 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 460 Show data context 209 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 214 Show data context 423 Show data context
Wood and paper 153 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 27 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 467 Show data context 136 Show data context
High tech. 655 Show data context 41 Show data context
Other 254 Show data context 117 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 604 Show data context 562 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 44 Show data context 91 Show data context
Wood and paper 103 Show data context 78 Show data context
Chemicals 46 Show data context 16 Show data context
Low tech 247 Show data context 106 Show data context
High tech. 2,192 Show data context 648 Show data context
Other 343 Show data context 354 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 523 Show data context 279 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,900 Show data context 742 Show data context
Wood and paper 188 Show data context 40 Show data context
Chemicals 196 Show data context 59 Show data context
Low tech 3,083 Show data context 682 Show data context
High tech. 2,055 Show data context 328 Show data context
Other 367 Show data context 169 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'

This website exists to help people doing personal research projects on particular areas within a locality. So long as you are using our data for only a small number of units, you are not making money out of what you are doing, and you are not systematically re-publishing our data, you do not need to request permission from us, but you do need to acknowledge us as your source with the wording:

"This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth".

Where the above statement is included in a web page or similar online resource, the reference to "www.VisionofBritain.org.uk" must be a working hyperlink.

nCube definition


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.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Wychavon District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10032581/cube/MANUF_GEN_SEX

Date accessed: 16th October 2019