Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 236 Show data context 17 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,221 Show data context 3,512 Show data context
Wood and paper 112 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 4 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 273 Show data context 15 Show data context
High tech. 932 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 146 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 336 Show data context 43 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,963 Show data context 8,095 Show data context
Wood and paper 149 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 128 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 347 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 2,146 Show data context 44 Show data context
Other 194 Show data context 27 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 358 Show data context 117 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,218 Show data context 6,608 Show data context
Wood and paper 140 Show data context 134 Show data context
Chemicals 398 Show data context 66 Show data context
Low tech 771 Show data context 16 Show data context
High tech. 4,057 Show data context 196 Show data context
Other 709 Show data context 125 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 558 Show data context 264 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,861 Show data context 4,324 Show data context
Wood and paper 183 Show data context 233 Show data context
Chemicals 190 Show data context 139 Show data context
Low tech 4,024 Show data context 340 Show data context
High tech. 16,855 Show data context 1,629 Show data context
Other 1,221 Show data context 309 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 708 Show data context 205 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,110 Show data context 4,938 Show data context
Wood and paper 206 Show data context 168 Show data context
Chemicals 116 Show data context 46 Show data context
Low tech 3,596 Show data context 934 Show data context
High tech. 27,587 Show data context 5,976 Show data context
Other 1,147 Show data context 674 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 916 Show data context 445 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,394 Show data context 3,410 Show data context
Wood and paper 493 Show data context 137 Show data context
Chemicals 317 Show data context 150 Show data context
Low tech 4,825 Show data context 1,038 Show data context
High tech. 61,929 Show data context 14,653 Show data context
Other 1,277 Show data context 785 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,170 Show data context 412 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,067 Show data context 1,772 Show data context
Wood and paper 531 Show data context 108 Show data context
Chemicals 564 Show data context 402 Show data context
Low tech 6,350 Show data context 1,758 Show data context
High tech. 69,877 Show data context 16,809 Show data context
Other 614 Show data context 298 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, Coventry District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 21st May 2019