Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 141 Show data context 49 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,212 Show data context 226 Show data context
Wood and paper 64 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 9 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 349 Show data context 17 Show data context
High tech. 178 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 10 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 192 Show data context 88 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,040 Show data context 982 Show data context
Wood and paper 91 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 43 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 495 Show data context 29 Show data context
High tech. 295 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 64 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 118 Show data context 52 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 592 Show data context 1,024 Show data context
Wood and paper 36 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 35 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 267 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 205 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 281 Show data context 9 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 193 Show data context 103 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 372 Show data context 845 Show data context
Wood and paper 31 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 47 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 290 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 360 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 134 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 235 Show data context 36 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 187 Show data context 158 Show data context
Wood and paper 156 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 11 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 184 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 272 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 67 Show data context 7 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 262 Show data context 53 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 40 Show data context 56 Show data context
Wood and paper 104 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 181 Show data context 32 Show data context
High tech. 1,125 Show data context 126 Show data context
Other 170 Show data context 234 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 110 Show data context 84 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 180 Show data context 121 Show data context
Wood and paper 100 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 180 Show data context 21 Show data context
Low tech 980 Show data context 21 Show data context
High tech. 1,540 Show data context 180 Show data context
Other 80 Show data context 79 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 Isle of Anglesey District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10056688/cube/MANUF_GEN_SEX

Date accessed: 18th July 2019