Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 151 Show data context 19 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 709 Show data context 258 Show data context
Wood and paper 201 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 49 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 4,329 Show data context 542 Show data context
High tech. 917 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 212 Show data context 36 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 401 Show data context 40 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,078 Show data context 1,484 Show data context
Wood and paper 255 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 303 Show data context 15 Show data context
Low tech 9,040 Show data context 1,789 Show data context
High tech. 1,503 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 271 Show data context 57 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 566 Show data context 81 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 869 Show data context 1,865 Show data context
Wood and paper 297 Show data context 41 Show data context
Chemicals 423 Show data context 137 Show data context
Low tech 16,555 Show data context 3,490 Show data context
High tech. 2,691 Show data context 35 Show data context
Other 2,601 Show data context 358 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,658 Show data context 582 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,779 Show data context 5,342 Show data context
Wood and paper 694 Show data context 441 Show data context
Chemicals 807 Show data context 259 Show data context
Low tech 27,700 Show data context 6,849 Show data context
High tech. 9,535 Show data context 572 Show data context
Other 2,731 Show data context 1,195 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,821 Show data context 1,667 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 912 Show data context 2,938 Show data context
Wood and paper 645 Show data context 669 Show data context
Chemicals 1,783 Show data context 595 Show data context
Low tech 35,275 Show data context 11,260 Show data context
High tech. 12,758 Show data context 3,983 Show data context
Other 2,270 Show data context 2,788 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,579 Show data context 2,166 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 685 Show data context 1,935 Show data context
Wood and paper 841 Show data context 484 Show data context
Chemicals 3,781 Show data context 879 Show data context
Low tech 50,431 Show data context 17,511 Show data context
High tech. 25,533 Show data context 7,997 Show data context
Other 2,361 Show data context 2,379 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,790 Show data context 2,201 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 482 Show data context 1,118 Show data context
Wood and paper 995 Show data context 399 Show data context
Chemicals 4,002 Show data context 1,881 Show data context
Low tech 52,035 Show data context 16,506 Show data context
High tech. 22,591 Show data context 9,553 Show data context
Other 2,345 Show data context 1,235 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, Sandwell District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 15th October 2019