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 5 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 226 Show data context 68 Show data context
Wood and paper 38 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 11 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 464 Show data context 22 Show data context
High tech. 59 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 52 Show data context 7 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 261 Show data context 232 Show data context
Wood and paper 36 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 45 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 465 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 56 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 19 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 41 Show data context 7 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 321 Show data context 389 Show data context
Wood and paper 42 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 65 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 995 Show data context 86 Show data context
High tech. 165 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 320 Show data context 14 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 308 Show data context 98 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 323 Show data context 839 Show data context
Wood and paper 92 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 180 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 2,470 Show data context 179 Show data context
High tech. 1,049 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 943 Show data context 10 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 377 Show data context 59 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 236 Show data context 234 Show data context
Wood and paper 54 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 87 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 410 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 407 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 116 Show data context 13 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 349 Show data context 86 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 136 Show data context 888 Show data context
Wood and paper 256 Show data context 128 Show data context
Chemicals 326 Show data context 224 Show data context
Low tech 964 Show data context 430 Show data context
High tech. 947 Show data context 124 Show data context
Other 705 Show data context 214 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 289 Show data context 49 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 440 Show data context 357 Show data context
Wood and paper 597 Show data context 94 Show data context
Chemicals 2,202 Show data context 218 Show data context
Low tech 3,346 Show data context 410 Show data context
High tech. 3,428 Show data context 804 Show data context
Other 683 Show data context 133 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, Bridgend District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd March 2019