Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 260 Show data context 26 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,300 Show data context 1,076 Show data context
Wood and paper 178 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 418 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 201 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 105 Show data context 25 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 443 Show data context 42 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,127 Show data context 1,561 Show data context
Wood and paper 260 Show data context 54 Show data context
Chemicals 42 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 485 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 543 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 81 Show data context 25 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 278 Show data context 48 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 890 Show data context 1,224 Show data context
Wood and paper 197 Show data context 121 Show data context
Chemicals 37 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 350 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 532 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 323 Show data context 69 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 411 Show data context 137 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 659 Show data context 1,468 Show data context
Wood and paper 161 Show data context 52 Show data context
Chemicals 52 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 463 Show data context 15 Show data context
High tech. 458 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 363 Show data context 44 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 466 Show data context 108 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 317 Show data context 257 Show data context
Wood and paper 318 Show data context 70 Show data context
Chemicals 64 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 209 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 973 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 224 Show data context 29 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 490 Show data context 149 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 115 Show data context 147 Show data context
Wood and paper 382 Show data context 83 Show data context
Chemicals 82 Show data context 31 Show data context
Low tech 281 Show data context 76 Show data context
High tech. 826 Show data context 90 Show data context
Other 197 Show data context 35 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 462 Show data context 97 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 403 Show data context 243 Show data context
Wood and paper 337 Show data context 23 Show data context
Chemicals 87 Show data context 28 Show data context
Low tech 359 Show data context 56 Show data context
High tech. 1,212 Show data context 186 Show data context
Other 167 Show data context 29 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, South Hams District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 19th October 2019