Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 67 Show data context 3 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 293 Show data context 216 Show data context
Wood and paper 65 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 89 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 84 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 86 Show data context 8 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 151 Show data context 13 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 329 Show data context 449 Show data context
Wood and paper 84 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 82 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 246 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 414 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 137 Show data context 13 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 224 Show data context 14 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 511 Show data context 685 Show data context
Wood and paper 203 Show data context 33 Show data context
Chemicals 128 Show data context 10 Show data context
Low tech 317 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 285 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 792 Show data context 153 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,698 Show data context 792 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,279 Show data context 8,624 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,460 Show data context 650 Show data context
Chemicals 847 Show data context 186 Show data context
Low tech 2,800 Show data context 335 Show data context
High tech. 5,417 Show data context 506 Show data context
Other 7,527 Show data context 1,703 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,893 Show data context 1,321 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,776 Show data context 8,647 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,835 Show data context 1,204 Show data context
Chemicals 1,479 Show data context 841 Show data context
Low tech 2,537 Show data context 822 Show data context
High tech. 6,924 Show data context 1,893 Show data context
Other 9,945 Show data context 3,172 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,221 Show data context 571 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,489 Show data context 5,997 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,545 Show data context 1,083 Show data context
Chemicals 930 Show data context 1,428 Show data context
Low tech 3,195 Show data context 1,938 Show data context
High tech. 5,576 Show data context 2,660 Show data context
Other 7,465 Show data context 4,390 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 790 Show data context 460 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,550 Show data context 3,750 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,280 Show data context 630 Show data context
Chemicals 2,140 Show data context 2,350 Show data context
Low tech 2,360 Show data context 1,230 Show data context
High tech. 4,880 Show data context 1,830 Show data context
Other 3,970 Show data context 1,180 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, Waltham Forest District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 21st January 2020