Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 366 Show data context 20 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,608 Show data context 1,973 Show data context
Wood and paper 277 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 8 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 1,064 Show data context 152 Show data context
High tech. 378 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 194 Show data context 9 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 462 Show data context 36 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 982 Show data context 1,482 Show data context
Wood and paper 291 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 33 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 1,049 Show data context 422 Show data context
High tech. 255 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 128 Show data context 27 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 375 Show data context 21 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 479 Show data context 882 Show data context
Wood and paper 145 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 830 Show data context 325 Show data context
High tech. 195 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 254 Show data context 48 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 326 Show data context 96 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 585 Show data context 1,309 Show data context
Wood and paper 124 Show data context 61 Show data context
Chemicals 72 Show data context 24 Show data context
Low tech 1,189 Show data context 226 Show data context
High tech. 955 Show data context 104 Show data context
Other 389 Show data context 57 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 654 Show data context 94 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 221 Show data context 180 Show data context
Wood and paper 210 Show data context 15 Show data context
Chemicals 51 Show data context 29 Show data context
Low tech 1,584 Show data context 445 Show data context
High tech. 769 Show data context 80 Show data context
Other 376 Show data context 166 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 703 Show data context 227 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 80 Show data context 123 Show data context
Wood and paper 164 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 36 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 1,799 Show data context 891 Show data context
High tech. 1,058 Show data context 291 Show data context
Other 251 Show data context 91 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 303 Show data context 80 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 157 Show data context 188 Show data context
Wood and paper 133 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 246 Show data context 56 Show data context
Low tech 2,425 Show data context 354 Show data context
High tech. 5,751 Show data context 665 Show data context
Other 279 Show data context 151 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, Stratford on Avon District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd October 2019