Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 96 Show data context 4 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 206 Show data context 97 Show data context
Wood and paper 43 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 12 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 168 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 76 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 172 Show data context 15 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 333 Show data context 502 Show data context
Wood and paper 68 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 46 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 545 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 202 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 155 Show data context 32 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 210 Show data context 22 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 445 Show data context 730 Show data context
Wood and paper 125 Show data context 20 Show data context
Chemicals 70 Show data context 23 Show data context
Low tech 930 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 290 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 528 Show data context 107 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 927 Show data context 579 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,554 Show data context 2,825 Show data context
Wood and paper 699 Show data context 306 Show data context
Chemicals 680 Show data context 824 Show data context
Low tech 3,593 Show data context 226 Show data context
High tech. 3,258 Show data context 1,214 Show data context
Other 2,992 Show data context 451 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,496 Show data context 947 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,111 Show data context 3,576 Show data context
Wood and paper 866 Show data context 368 Show data context
Chemicals 1,109 Show data context 479 Show data context
Low tech 3,869 Show data context 569 Show data context
High tech. 5,239 Show data context 3,060 Show data context
Other 5,274 Show data context 1,178 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,062 Show data context 362 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,494 Show data context 5,194 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,247 Show data context 425 Show data context
Chemicals 1,401 Show data context 904 Show data context
Low tech 6,314 Show data context 2,108 Show data context
High tech. 14,093 Show data context 7,360 Show data context
Other 7,509 Show data context 2,478 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,470 Show data context 620 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 810 Show data context 1,500 Show data context
Wood and paper 700 Show data context 340 Show data context
Chemicals 2,220 Show data context 800 Show data context
Low tech 7,890 Show data context 2,240 Show data context
High tech. 15,710 Show data context 10,150 Show data context
Other 3,290 Show data context 750 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, Enfield District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 24th June 2019