Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 246 Show data context 73 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,196 Show data context 551 Show data context
Wood and paper 179 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 6 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 603 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 433 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 115 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 263 Show data context 122 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,900 Show data context 1,844 Show data context
Wood and paper 159 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 49 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 1,058 Show data context 18 Show data context
High tech. 477 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 134 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 266 Show data context 100 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,582 Show data context 2,276 Show data context
Wood and paper 103 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 83 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 926 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 562 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 795 Show data context 35 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 465 Show data context 261 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,014 Show data context 2,121 Show data context
Wood and paper 108 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 124 Show data context 18 Show data context
Low tech 813 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 525 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 781 Show data context 23 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 500 Show data context 124 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 568 Show data context 392 Show data context
Wood and paper 295 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 132 Show data context 81 Show data context
Low tech 300 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 304 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 361 Show data context 19 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 601 Show data context 143 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 146 Show data context 288 Show data context
Wood and paper 176 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 353 Show data context 275 Show data context
Low tech 702 Show data context 150 Show data context
High tech. 677 Show data context 208 Show data context
Other 417 Show data context 83 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 441 Show data context 52 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 784 Show data context 266 Show data context
Wood and paper 195 Show data context 15 Show data context
Chemicals 766 Show data context 129 Show data context
Low tech 812 Show data context 95 Show data context
High tech. 1,742 Show data context 254 Show data context
Other 121 Show data context 39 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, Gwynedd District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th July 2019