Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,094 Show data context 104 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,315 Show data context 1,702 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,278 Show data context 65 Show data context
Chemicals 468 Show data context 11 Show data context
Low tech 6,592 Show data context 56 Show data context
High tech. 3,331 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 1,564 Show data context 46 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,404 Show data context 228 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,469 Show data context 6,551 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,717 Show data context 64 Show data context
Chemicals 2,343 Show data context 70 Show data context
Low tech 11,987 Show data context 251 Show data context
High tech. 10,163 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 1,818 Show data context 97 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,523 Show data context 619 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,991 Show data context 9,447 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,526 Show data context 328 Show data context
Chemicals 3,702 Show data context 216 Show data context
Low tech 19,849 Show data context 684 Show data context
High tech. 23,218 Show data context 121 Show data context
Other 9,498 Show data context 782 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,314 Show data context 3,750 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,866 Show data context 13,321 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,558 Show data context 424 Show data context
Chemicals 5,078 Show data context 627 Show data context
Low tech 24,930 Show data context 1,283 Show data context
High tech. 59,804 Show data context 751 Show data context
Other 10,224 Show data context 1,224 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 6,542 Show data context 6,009 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,899 Show data context 6,599 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,157 Show data context 839 Show data context
Chemicals 4,480 Show data context 1,562 Show data context
Low tech 9,445 Show data context 2,472 Show data context
High tech. 41,436 Show data context 2,823 Show data context
Other 7,489 Show data context 2,739 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 9,739 Show data context 8,214 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,043 Show data context 15,019 Show data context
Wood and paper 3,204 Show data context 1,851 Show data context
Chemicals 7,241 Show data context 3,223 Show data context
Low tech 16,960 Show data context 4,725 Show data context
High tech. 89,607 Show data context 12,246 Show data context
Other 10,028 Show data context 4,617 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 11,150 Show data context 6,527 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,026 Show data context 12,207 Show data context
Wood and paper 3,998 Show data context 1,131 Show data context
Chemicals 11,462 Show data context 3,558 Show data context
Low tech 19,925 Show data context 3,879 Show data context
High tech. 68,893 Show data context 14,182 Show data context
Other 4,984 Show data context 1,835 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, Tyne and Wear Met.C through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th June 2019