Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 76 Show data context 8 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 560 Show data context 153 Show data context
Wood and paper 132 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 899 Show data context 38 Show data context
High tech. 162 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 61 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 81 Show data context 21 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 515 Show data context 518 Show data context
Wood and paper 113 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 85 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 2,472 Show data context 115 Show data context
High tech. 281 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 39 Show data context 8 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 86 Show data context 16 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 509 Show data context 1,024 Show data context
Wood and paper 106 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 120 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 4,781 Show data context 898 Show data context
High tech. 392 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 670 Show data context 21 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 395 Show data context 140 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 454 Show data context 1,348 Show data context
Wood and paper 140 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 224 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 4,681 Show data context 368 Show data context
High tech. 1,382 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 1,336 Show data context 13 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 501 Show data context 116 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 320 Show data context 493 Show data context
Wood and paper 116 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 909 Show data context 14 Show data context
Low tech 10,269 Show data context 971 Show data context
High tech. 771 Show data context 17 Show data context
Other 169 Show data context 26 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 565 Show data context 206 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 145 Show data context 549 Show data context
Wood and paper 128 Show data context 57 Show data context
Chemicals 3,587 Show data context 301 Show data context
Low tech 16,109 Show data context 3,217 Show data context
High tech. 3,970 Show data context 1,454 Show data context
Other 584 Show data context 367 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 346 Show data context 403 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 435 Show data context 534 Show data context
Wood and paper 570 Show data context 93 Show data context
Chemicals 9,208 Show data context 699 Show data context
Low tech 10,379 Show data context 1,088 Show data context
High tech. 5,096 Show data context 803 Show data context
Other 661 Show data context 231 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, Neath Port Talbot District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10056615/cube/MANUF_GEN_SEX

Date accessed: 19th May 2019