Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 906 Show data context 67 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,441 Show data context 2,888 Show data context
Wood and paper 759 Show data context 61 Show data context
Chemicals 164 Show data context 15 Show data context
Low tech 1,353 Show data context 62 Show data context
High tech. 928 Show data context 20 Show data context
Other 2,662 Show data context 193 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,082 Show data context 176 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,974 Show data context 6,112 Show data context
Wood and paper 826 Show data context 217 Show data context
Chemicals 479 Show data context 29 Show data context
Low tech 1,551 Show data context 91 Show data context
High tech. 859 Show data context 22 Show data context
Other 2,748 Show data context 363 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 509 Show data context 117 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,590 Show data context 1,963 Show data context
Wood and paper 392 Show data context 349 Show data context
Chemicals 159 Show data context 32 Show data context
Low tech 648 Show data context 42 Show data context
High tech. 331 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 2,234 Show data context 1,280 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 178 Show data context 172 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 479 Show data context 815 Show data context
Wood and paper 141 Show data context 203 Show data context
Chemicals 62 Show data context 25 Show data context
Low tech 285 Show data context 53 Show data context
High tech. 273 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 686 Show data context 308 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 152 Show data context 145 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 356 Show data context 675 Show data context
Wood and paper 93 Show data context 117 Show data context
Chemicals 59 Show data context 45 Show data context
Low tech 163 Show data context 42 Show data context
High tech. 204 Show data context 55 Show data context
Other 668 Show data context 312 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,271 Show data context 1,225 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,028 Show data context 5,425 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,391 Show data context 896 Show data context
Chemicals 3,562 Show data context 2,142 Show data context
Low tech 1,641 Show data context 826 Show data context
High tech. 4,973 Show data context 1,550 Show data context
Other 26,807 Show data context 7,311 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,320 Show data context 850 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,540 Show data context 1,060 Show data context
Wood and paper 770 Show data context 520 Show data context
Chemicals 3,570 Show data context 2,180 Show data context
Low tech 460 Show data context 320 Show data context
High tech. 2,930 Show data context 770 Show data context
Other 24,190 Show data context 4,870 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, City of London District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 24th July 2019