Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 102 Show data context 1 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 256 Show data context 169 Show data context
Wood and paper 39 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 75 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 101 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 48 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 74 Show data context 6 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 158 Show data context 224 Show data context
Wood and paper 35 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 16 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 82 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 45 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 49 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 283 Show data context 35 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 373 Show data context 877 Show data context
Wood and paper 108 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 82 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 320 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 183 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 414 Show data context 75 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 470 Show data context 173 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 448 Show data context 1,347 Show data context
Wood and paper 61 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 98 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 311 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 344 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 609 Show data context 76 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 463 Show data context 132 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 320 Show data context 411 Show data context
Wood and paper 114 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 35 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 173 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 473 Show data context 23 Show data context
Other 532 Show data context 97 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 328 Show data context 84 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 42 Show data context 116 Show data context
Wood and paper 65 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 26 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 113 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 215 Show data context 118 Show data context
Other 518 Show data context 130 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 140 Show data context 80 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 50 Show data context 306 Show data context
Wood and paper 150 Show data context 20 Show data context
Chemicals 130 Show data context 40 Show data context
Low tech 388 Show data context 40 Show data context
High tech. 1,555 Show data context 1,155 Show data context
Other 495 Show data context 149 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, Hastings District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 26th May 2019