Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 53 Show data context 5 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 449 Show data context 130 Show data context
Wood and paper 93 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 25 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 1,276 Show data context 19 Show data context
High tech. 169 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 20 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 126 Show data context 23 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 700 Show data context 858 Show data context
Wood and paper 130 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 94 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 2,938 Show data context 127 Show data context
High tech. 385 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 80 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 68 Show data context 20 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 367 Show data context 704 Show data context
Wood and paper 44 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 104 Show data context 13 Show data context
Low tech 3,038 Show data context 286 Show data context
High tech. 373 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 738 Show data context 29 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 532 Show data context 146 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 502 Show data context 1,085 Show data context
Wood and paper 148 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 275 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 4,019 Show data context 142 Show data context
High tech. 1,558 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 1,608 Show data context 27 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 624 Show data context 100 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 248 Show data context 220 Show data context
Wood and paper 71 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 250 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 2,330 Show data context 89 Show data context
High tech. 653 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other 127 Show data context 12 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 611 Show data context 194 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 326 Show data context 1,493 Show data context
Wood and paper 124 Show data context 18 Show data context
Chemicals 610 Show data context 57 Show data context
Low tech 1,966 Show data context 432 Show data context
High tech. 2,334 Show data context 579 Show data context
Other 412 Show data context 424 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 562 Show data context 199 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,586 Show data context 578 Show data context
Wood and paper 626 Show data context 79 Show data context
Chemicals 1,782 Show data context 199 Show data context
Low tech 8,978 Show data context 622 Show data context
High tech. 4,911 Show data context 930 Show data context
Other 509 Show data context 230 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, Caerphilly District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 16th October 2019