Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 128 Show data context 8 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 985 Show data context 480 Show data context
Wood and paper 148 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 1,503 Show data context 134 Show data context
High tech. 332 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 90 Show data context 13 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 469 Show data context 15 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 564 Show data context 740 Show data context
Wood and paper 280 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 432 Show data context 29 Show data context
High tech. 177 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 62 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,664 Show data context 32 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 676 Show data context 1,267 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,121 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 48 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 713 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 505 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 444 Show data context 39 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,925 Show data context 106 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 547 Show data context 1,382 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,032 Show data context 21 Show data context
Chemicals 106 Show data context 19 Show data context
Low tech 1,693 Show data context 243 Show data context
High tech. 1,189 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 693 Show data context 36 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 5,566 Show data context 600 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 581 Show data context 1,154 Show data context
Wood and paper 543 Show data context 60 Show data context
Chemicals 469 Show data context 287 Show data context
Low tech 1,063 Show data context 162 Show data context
High tech. 1,422 Show data context 87 Show data context
Other 364 Show data context 107 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 5,784 Show data context 1,296 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 513 Show data context 1,164 Show data context
Wood and paper 907 Show data context 295 Show data context
Chemicals 1,051 Show data context 813 Show data context
Low tech 1,285 Show data context 286 Show data context
High tech. 2,567 Show data context 260 Show data context
Other 516 Show data context 486 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,772 Show data context 1,172 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 641 Show data context 930 Show data context
Wood and paper 917 Show data context 330 Show data context
Chemicals 1,225 Show data context 542 Show data context
Low tech 2,270 Show data context 279 Show data context
High tech. 2,836 Show data context 759 Show data context
Other 156 Show data context 21 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, East Staffordshire District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10084830/cube/MANUF_GEN_SEX

Date accessed: 24th July 2019