Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 37 Show data context 6 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 296 Show data context 89 Show data context
Wood and paper 50 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 14 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 609 Show data context 29 Show data context
High tech. 78 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 148 Show data context 19 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 590 Show data context 706 Show data context
Wood and paper 118 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 67 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 939 Show data context 15 Show data context
High tech. 360 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 68 Show data context 9 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 56 Show data context 11 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 140 Show data context 241 Show data context
Wood and paper 28 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 18 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 125 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 143 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 121 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 242 Show data context 91 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 246 Show data context 736 Show data context
Wood and paper 74 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 137 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 1,723 Show data context 146 Show data context
High tech. 815 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 702 Show data context 11 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 655 Show data context 150 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 259 Show data context 337 Show data context
Wood and paper 134 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 282 Show data context 13 Show data context
Low tech 738 Show data context 45 Show data context
High tech. 1,449 Show data context 54 Show data context
Other 311 Show data context 59 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 625 Show data context 151 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 143 Show data context 606 Show data context
Wood and paper 154 Show data context 33 Show data context
Chemicals 666 Show data context 53 Show data context
Low tech 1,107 Show data context 237 Show data context
High tech. 2,317 Show data context 130 Show data context
Other 214 Show data context 68 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 309 Show data context 66 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 422 Show data context 349 Show data context
Wood and paper 586 Show data context 96 Show data context
Chemicals 1,962 Show data context 207 Show data context
Low tech 3,188 Show data context 408 Show data context
High tech. 3,315 Show data context 808 Show data context
Other 662 Show data context 134 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, The Vale of Glamorgan District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 25th May 2019