Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 28 Show data context 2 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 198 Show data context 92 Show data context
Wood and paper 33 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 361 Show data context 29 Show data context
High tech. 73 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 23 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 28 Show data context 3 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 103 Show data context 98 Show data context
Wood and paper 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 141 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 45 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 12 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 81 Show data context 5 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 178 Show data context 238 Show data context
Wood and paper 41 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 11 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 479 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 164 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 257 Show data context 9 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 201 Show data context 56 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 563 Show data context 859 Show data context
Wood and paper 96 Show data context 30 Show data context
Chemicals 85 Show data context 10 Show data context
Low tech 3,884 Show data context 709 Show data context
High tech. 789 Show data context 17 Show data context
Other 358 Show data context 9 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 217 Show data context 97 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 166 Show data context 348 Show data context
Wood and paper 83 Show data context 30 Show data context
Chemicals 51 Show data context 10 Show data context
Low tech 851 Show data context 99 Show data context
High tech. 214 Show data context 48 Show data context
Other 66 Show data context 51 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 284 Show data context 226 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 249 Show data context 497 Show data context
Wood and paper 131 Show data context 24 Show data context
Chemicals 101 Show data context 67 Show data context
Low tech 1,139 Show data context 457 Show data context
High tech. 440 Show data context 359 Show data context
Other 108 Show data context 89 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 406 Show data context 281 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 263 Show data context 533 Show data context
Wood and paper 298 Show data context 61 Show data context
Chemicals 458 Show data context 294 Show data context
Low tech 2,282 Show data context 585 Show data context
High tech. 2,758 Show data context 1,754 Show data context
Other 56 Show data context 54 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, Cannock Chase District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th October 2019