Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 384 Show data context 201 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 29,210 Show data context 17,178 Show data context
Wood and paper 791 Show data context 338 Show data context
Chemicals 97 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 1,821 Show data context 63 Show data context
High tech. 1,322 Show data context 41 Show data context
Other 1,462 Show data context 741 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 418 Show data context 205 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 17,332 Show data context 13,106 Show data context
Wood and paper 375 Show data context 24 Show data context
Chemicals 407 Show data context 11 Show data context
Low tech 2,036 Show data context 44 Show data context
High tech. 1,149 Show data context 39 Show data context
Other 526 Show data context 37 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 836 Show data context 195 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 19,758 Show data context 23,071 Show data context
Wood and paper 662 Show data context 107 Show data context
Chemicals 329 Show data context 11 Show data context
Low tech 3,274 Show data context 85 Show data context
High tech. 2,799 Show data context 42 Show data context
Other 2,686 Show data context 492 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,113 Show data context 1,156 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 16,729 Show data context 24,137 Show data context
Wood and paper 658 Show data context 174 Show data context
Chemicals 588 Show data context 72 Show data context
Low tech 6,362 Show data context 446 Show data context
High tech. 6,286 Show data context 79 Show data context
Other 2,675 Show data context 320 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,229 Show data context 1,540 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 19,831 Show data context 25,996 Show data context
Wood and paper 907 Show data context 145 Show data context
Chemicals 364 Show data context 57 Show data context
Low tech 5,523 Show data context 368 Show data context
High tech. 5,553 Show data context 443 Show data context
Other 1,559 Show data context 540 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,724 Show data context 2,103 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 18,102 Show data context 20,600 Show data context
Wood and paper 932 Show data context 172 Show data context
Chemicals 648 Show data context 219 Show data context
Low tech 5,199 Show data context 883 Show data context
High tech. 10,005 Show data context 1,295 Show data context
Other 1,450 Show data context 570 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,411 Show data context 3,106 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,567 Show data context 4,694 Show data context
Wood and paper 777 Show data context 148 Show data context
Chemicals 1,287 Show data context 284 Show data context
Low tech 5,019 Show data context 835 Show data context
High tech. 8,581 Show data context 1,471 Show data context
Other 873 Show data context 560 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, Calderdale District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 20th October 2019