Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 103 Show data context 5 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 519 Show data context 251 Show data context
Wood and paper 150 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 443 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 247 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 107 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 95 Show data context 12 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 388 Show data context 498 Show data context
Wood and paper 91 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 31 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 816 Show data context 26 Show data context
High tech. 234 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 55 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 216 Show data context 48 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 442 Show data context 879 Show data context
Wood and paper 134 Show data context 22 Show data context
Chemicals 40 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 1,055 Show data context 47 Show data context
High tech. 683 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 671 Show data context 69 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 563 Show data context 390 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 522 Show data context 1,449 Show data context
Wood and paper 288 Show data context 16 Show data context
Chemicals 197 Show data context 28 Show data context
Low tech 4,443 Show data context 51 Show data context
High tech. 2,116 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 1,072 Show data context 121 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,036 Show data context 627 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 412 Show data context 434 Show data context
Wood and paper 179 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 295 Show data context 34 Show data context
Low tech 6,037 Show data context 132 Show data context
High tech. 1,575 Show data context 66 Show data context
Other 545 Show data context 133 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,027 Show data context 692 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 248 Show data context 863 Show data context
Wood and paper 389 Show data context 26 Show data context
Chemicals 1,545 Show data context 137 Show data context
Low tech 9,480 Show data context 1,051 Show data context
High tech. 4,421 Show data context 1,209 Show data context
Other 467 Show data context 214 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 391 Show data context 450 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 472 Show data context 842 Show data context
Wood and paper 763 Show data context 198 Show data context
Chemicals 1,714 Show data context 130 Show data context
Low tech 7,280 Show data context 820 Show data context
High tech. 5,773 Show data context 1,735 Show data context
Other 325 Show data context 85 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, Newport District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd May 2019