Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 268 Show data context 13 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 745 Show data context 292 Show data context
Wood and paper 202 Show data context 11 Show data context
Chemicals 7 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 384 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 238 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 83 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 223 Show data context 16 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 553 Show data context 701 Show data context
Wood and paper 186 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 20 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 303 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 153 Show data context 38 Show data context
Other 61 Show data context 8 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 189 Show data context 14 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 304 Show data context 539 Show data context
Wood and paper 99 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 34 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 306 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 122 Show data context 12 Show data context
Other 161 Show data context 19 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 294 Show data context 71 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 166 Show data context 376 Show data context
Wood and paper 128 Show data context 28 Show data context
Chemicals 31 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 327 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 396 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 155 Show data context 13 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 436 Show data context 84 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 176 Show data context 169 Show data context
Wood and paper 209 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 658 Show data context 10 Show data context
Low tech 263 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 1,008 Show data context 97 Show data context
Other 153 Show data context 21 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 259 Show data context 75 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 76 Show data context 113 Show data context
Wood and paper 230 Show data context 22 Show data context
Chemicals 1,545 Show data context 129 Show data context
Low tech 366 Show data context 29 Show data context
High tech. 5,516 Show data context 607 Show data context
Other 233 Show data context 129 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 534 Show data context 138 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 86 Show data context 64 Show data context
Wood and paper 753 Show data context 116 Show data context
Chemicals 1,170 Show data context 161 Show data context
Low tech 746 Show data context 90 Show data context
High tech. 5,835 Show data context 616 Show data context
Other 267 Show data context 58 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, New Forest District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 11th December 2019