Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 297 Show data context 14 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,520 Show data context 1,106 Show data context
Wood and paper 244 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 24 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 592 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 257 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 127 Show data context 20 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 273 Show data context 28 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 743 Show data context 1,249 Show data context
Wood and paper 199 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 36 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 710 Show data context 15 Show data context
High tech. 218 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 115 Show data context 15 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 275 Show data context 12 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 508 Show data context 920 Show data context
Wood and paper 139 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 29 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 847 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 320 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 249 Show data context 74 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 467 Show data context 122 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,178 Show data context 2,417 Show data context
Wood and paper 187 Show data context 82 Show data context
Chemicals 70 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 559 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 472 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other 569 Show data context 99 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 631 Show data context 131 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 279 Show data context 839 Show data context
Wood and paper 413 Show data context 149 Show data context
Chemicals 36 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 1,381 Show data context 34 Show data context
High tech. 544 Show data context 20 Show data context
Other 241 Show data context 37 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 754 Show data context 257 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 371 Show data context 1,145 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,155 Show data context 247 Show data context
Chemicals 790 Show data context 55 Show data context
Low tech 1,071 Show data context 61 Show data context
High tech. 1,348 Show data context 171 Show data context
Other 424 Show data context 173 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,088 Show data context 334 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,065 Show data context 619 Show data context
Wood and paper 551 Show data context 63 Show data context
Chemicals 801 Show data context 111 Show data context
Low tech 581 Show data context 49 Show data context
High tech. 2,273 Show data context 259 Show data context
Other 353 Show data context 68 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, Sedgemoor District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 19th March 2019