Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 188 Show data context 9 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 501 Show data context 191 Show data context
Wood and paper 141 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 269 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 169 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 58 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 199 Show data context 9 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 270 Show data context 323 Show data context
Wood and paper 131 Show data context 37 Show data context
Chemicals 11 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 211 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 114 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 35 Show data context 9 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 181 Show data context 8 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 188 Show data context 245 Show data context
Wood and paper 117 Show data context 64 Show data context
Chemicals 12 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 199 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 130 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 145 Show data context 13 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 332 Show data context 60 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 212 Show data context 359 Show data context
Wood and paper 138 Show data context 19 Show data context
Chemicals 35 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 370 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 566 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 194 Show data context 16 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 581 Show data context 42 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 186 Show data context 126 Show data context
Wood and paper 146 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 109 Show data context 35 Show data context
Low tech 183 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 450 Show data context 23 Show data context
Other 109 Show data context 13 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 666 Show data context 156 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 40 Show data context 81 Show data context
Wood and paper 84 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 90 Show data context 36 Show data context
Low tech 205 Show data context 24 Show data context
High tech. 363 Show data context 32 Show data context
Other 246 Show data context 110 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 307 Show data context 79 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 50 Show data context 37 Show data context
Wood and paper 435 Show data context 68 Show data context
Chemicals 678 Show data context 94 Show data context
Low tech 434 Show data context 53 Show data context
High tech. 3,362 Show data context 359 Show data context
Other 155 Show data context 35 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, East Hampshire District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 15th October 2019