Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 173 Show data context 121 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,716 Show data context 603 Show data context
Wood and paper 275 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 6 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 661 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 212 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 165 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 249 Show data context 228 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,451 Show data context 1,975 Show data context
Wood and paper 266 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 65 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 664 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 928 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 183 Show data context 30 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 202 Show data context 108 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,087 Show data context 1,801 Show data context
Wood and paper 150 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 70 Show data context 5 Show data context
Low tech 654 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 1,556 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 541 Show data context 52 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 374 Show data context 177 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 856 Show data context 1,946 Show data context
Wood and paper 129 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 90 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 692 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 2,267 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 412 Show data context 14 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 495 Show data context 70 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 411 Show data context 376 Show data context
Wood and paper 332 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 11 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 271 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 748 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 182 Show data context 24 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 493 Show data context 75 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 121 Show data context 249 Show data context
Wood and paper 190 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 747 Show data context 54 Show data context
Low tech 289 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 1,040 Show data context 57 Show data context
Other 176 Show data context 73 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 320 Show data context 35 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 51 Show data context 85 Show data context
Wood and paper 93 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 1,090 Show data context 47 Show data context
Low tech 512 Show data context 48 Show data context
High tech. 913 Show data context 102 Show data context
Other 133 Show data context 18 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, Pembrokeshire District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 24th May 2019