Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 72 Show data context 16 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,654 Show data context 1,048 Show data context
Wood and paper 78 Show data context 23 Show data context
Chemicals 13 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 442 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 215 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 226 Show data context 96 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 168 Show data context 13 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 652 Show data context 668 Show data context
Wood and paper 116 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 75 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 3,034 Show data context 64 Show data context
High tech. 484 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 139 Show data context 12 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 219 Show data context 29 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 402 Show data context 826 Show data context
Wood and paper 82 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 119 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 4,805 Show data context 134 Show data context
High tech. 610 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 676 Show data context 43 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 482 Show data context 324 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,464 Show data context 4,801 Show data context
Wood and paper 329 Show data context 58 Show data context
Chemicals 483 Show data context 24 Show data context
Low tech 6,780 Show data context 178 Show data context
High tech. 3,383 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 1,362 Show data context 62 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 634 Show data context 275 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 301 Show data context 385 Show data context
Wood and paper 200 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 856 Show data context 35 Show data context
Low tech 10,841 Show data context 578 Show data context
High tech. 948 Show data context 74 Show data context
Other 340 Show data context 105 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 968 Show data context 685 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 103 Show data context 823 Show data context
Wood and paper 413 Show data context 53 Show data context
Chemicals 2,357 Show data context 134 Show data context
Low tech 18,317 Show data context 1,996 Show data context
High tech. 4,972 Show data context 1,852 Show data context
Other 308 Show data context 156 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,956 Show data context 1,617 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,365 Show data context 2,299 Show data context
Wood and paper 939 Show data context 117 Show data context
Chemicals 2,206 Show data context 362 Show data context
Low tech 16,762 Show data context 2,130 Show data context
High tech. 6,718 Show data context 1,556 Show data context
Other 549 Show data context 217 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, Rotherham District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 16th July 2019