Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 17 Show data context 5 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,192 Show data context 862 Show data context
Wood and paper 29 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 8 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 141 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 80 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 45 Show data context 19 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 16 Show data context 8 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 79 Show data context 90 Show data context
Wood and paper 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 63 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 30 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 9 Show data context 0 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 154 Show data context 58 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 595 Show data context 1,531 Show data context
Wood and paper 135 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 28 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 2,795 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 3,020 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 1,134 Show data context 109 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 300 Show data context 218 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,122 Show data context 2,200 Show data context
Wood and paper 315 Show data context 120 Show data context
Chemicals 178 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 3,935 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 8,886 Show data context 94 Show data context
Other 764 Show data context 56 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 351 Show data context 258 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 203 Show data context 214 Show data context
Wood and paper 416 Show data context 211 Show data context
Chemicals 37 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 1,726 Show data context 15 Show data context
High tech. 10,824 Show data context 349 Show data context
Other 215 Show data context 48 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 381 Show data context 373 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 228 Show data context 542 Show data context
Wood and paper 374 Show data context 179 Show data context
Chemicals 41 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 2,775 Show data context 205 Show data context
High tech. 10,458 Show data context 622 Show data context
Other 334 Show data context 69 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 241 Show data context 244 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 881 Show data context 1,454 Show data context
Wood and paper 860 Show data context 250 Show data context
Chemicals 768 Show data context 91 Show data context
Low tech 994 Show data context 111 Show data context
High tech. 12,501 Show data context 1,680 Show data context
Other 103 Show data context 86 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, Barrow in Furness District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10088367/cube/MANUF_GEN_SEX

Date accessed: 24th October 2019