Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,821 Show data context 248 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 17,933 Show data context 11,387 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,537 Show data context 69 Show data context
Chemicals 433 Show data context 14 Show data context
Low tech 5,893 Show data context 76 Show data context
High tech. 7,157 Show data context 28 Show data context
Other 2,960 Show data context 389 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,642 Show data context 792 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 13,646 Show data context 16,939 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,905 Show data context 126 Show data context
Chemicals 2,275 Show data context 69 Show data context
Low tech 9,747 Show data context 389 Show data context
High tech. 12,564 Show data context 39 Show data context
Other 3,701 Show data context 562 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 5,882 Show data context 2,853 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 11,573 Show data context 19,180 Show data context
Wood and paper 3,432 Show data context 875 Show data context
Chemicals 3,048 Show data context 427 Show data context
Low tech 16,464 Show data context 808 Show data context
High tech. 16,179 Show data context 142 Show data context
Other 12,802 Show data context 3,050 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 11,519 Show data context 10,680 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 23,117 Show data context 44,228 Show data context
Wood and paper 6,191 Show data context 2,978 Show data context
Chemicals 9,760 Show data context 3,358 Show data context
Low tech 22,880 Show data context 2,093 Show data context
High tech. 32,429 Show data context 418 Show data context
Other 15,633 Show data context 3,410 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 24,876 Show data context 17,767 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 10,670 Show data context 16,103 Show data context
Wood and paper 3,434 Show data context 2,263 Show data context
Chemicals 11,048 Show data context 6,494 Show data context
Low tech 19,121 Show data context 4,731 Show data context
High tech. 28,809 Show data context 4,194 Show data context
Other 13,017 Show data context 5,001 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 24,335 Show data context 19,943 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 9,063 Show data context 15,836 Show data context
Wood and paper 4,947 Show data context 3,130 Show data context
Chemicals 21,751 Show data context 11,391 Show data context
Low tech 27,098 Show data context 9,372 Show data context
High tech. 61,419 Show data context 12,459 Show data context
Other 13,462 Show data context 8,955 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 25,134 Show data context 22,127 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 10,531 Show data context 12,106 Show data context
Wood and paper 7,267 Show data context 2,791 Show data context
Chemicals 21,773 Show data context 8,334 Show data context
Low tech 32,601 Show data context 8,839 Show data context
High tech. 68,064 Show data context 16,864 Show data context
Other 8,145 Show data context 3,944 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, Merseyside Met.C through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd August 2019