Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 148 Show data context 43 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,768 Show data context 476 Show data context
Wood and paper 170 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 413 Show data context 38 Show data context
High tech. 250 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 63 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 158 Show data context 111 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,424 Show data context 1,358 Show data context
Wood and paper 157 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 29 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 406 Show data context 154 Show data context
High tech. 287 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 71 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 97 Show data context 65 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,007 Show data context 1,526 Show data context
Wood and paper 69 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 40 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 339 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 155 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 165 Show data context 13 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 192 Show data context 159 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 833 Show data context 1,713 Show data context
Wood and paper 51 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 41 Show data context 11 Show data context
Low tech 377 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 240 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 221 Show data context 19 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 225 Show data context 47 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 445 Show data context 314 Show data context
Wood and paper 263 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 13 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 203 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 153 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 200 Show data context 24 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 325 Show data context 54 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 85 Show data context 67 Show data context
Wood and paper 121 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 15 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 126 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 367 Show data context 16 Show data context
Other 171 Show data context 39 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 266 Show data context 14 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 49 Show data context 132 Show data context
Wood and paper 138 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 31 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 142 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 153 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 98 Show data context 14 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, Ceredigion District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 20th July 2019