Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 286 Show data context 2 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,244 Show data context 3,147 Show data context
Wood and paper 152 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 540 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 245 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 149 Show data context 9 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 423 Show data context 24 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,615 Show data context 7,233 Show data context
Wood and paper 225 Show data context 40 Show data context
Chemicals 68 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 1,189 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 402 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 273 Show data context 65 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 458 Show data context 32 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,919 Show data context 3,944 Show data context
Wood and paper 293 Show data context 63 Show data context
Chemicals 205 Show data context 40 Show data context
Low tech 1,455 Show data context 18 Show data context
High tech. 608 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 1,036 Show data context 355 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 551 Show data context 103 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,003 Show data context 3,307 Show data context
Wood and paper 223 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 482 Show data context 192 Show data context
Low tech 1,332 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 1,215 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other 753 Show data context 174 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 815 Show data context 357 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,664 Show data context 3,453 Show data context
Wood and paper 585 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 642 Show data context 198 Show data context
Low tech 1,724 Show data context 51 Show data context
High tech. 1,617 Show data context 62 Show data context
Other 449 Show data context 117 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 860 Show data context 255 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,382 Show data context 2,983 Show data context
Wood and paper 356 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 1,923 Show data context 665 Show data context
Low tech 2,140 Show data context 174 Show data context
High tech. 1,825 Show data context 137 Show data context
Other 437 Show data context 182 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 782 Show data context 246 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,307 Show data context 2,176 Show data context
Wood and paper 478 Show data context 31 Show data context
Chemicals 1,345 Show data context 539 Show data context
Low tech 3,229 Show data context 417 Show data context
High tech. 2,293 Show data context 361 Show data context
Other 207 Show data context 103 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, South Ayrshire District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th October 2019