Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 194 Show data context 8 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 509 Show data context 154 Show data context
Wood and paper 140 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 12 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 257 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 223 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 81 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 251 Show data context 21 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 577 Show data context 715 Show data context
Wood and paper 162 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 35 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 306 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 140 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 165 Show data context 13 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 255 Show data context 22 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 409 Show data context 670 Show data context
Wood and paper 116 Show data context 12 Show data context
Chemicals 46 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 303 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 208 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 305 Show data context 38 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 432 Show data context 200 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 367 Show data context 1,087 Show data context
Wood and paper 386 Show data context 146 Show data context
Chemicals 157 Show data context 73 Show data context
Low tech 1,048 Show data context 15 Show data context
High tech. 1,138 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 650 Show data context 78 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 583 Show data context 120 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 299 Show data context 412 Show data context
Wood and paper 441 Show data context 69 Show data context
Chemicals 68 Show data context 11 Show data context
Low tech 367 Show data context 9 Show data context
High tech. 715 Show data context 35 Show data context
Other 501 Show data context 106 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 476 Show data context 197 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 83 Show data context 222 Show data context
Wood and paper 314 Show data context 38 Show data context
Chemicals 96 Show data context 33 Show data context
Low tech 397 Show data context 96 Show data context
High tech. 415 Show data context 50 Show data context
Other 630 Show data context 314 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 435 Show data context 182 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 116 Show data context 149 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,709 Show data context 268 Show data context
Chemicals 1,109 Show data context 359 Show data context
Low tech 1,330 Show data context 141 Show data context
High tech. 2,205 Show data context 360 Show data context
Other 351 Show data context 73 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, Tunbridge Wells District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 16th October 2019