Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 85 Show data context 10 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 391 Show data context 237 Show data context
Wood and paper 115 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 376 Show data context 11 Show data context
High tech. 178 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 59 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 93 Show data context 12 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 347 Show data context 457 Show data context
Wood and paper 79 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 31 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 563 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 266 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 46 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 398 Show data context 68 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 890 Show data context 1,699 Show data context
Wood and paper 333 Show data context 68 Show data context
Chemicals 111 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 1,543 Show data context 47 Show data context
High tech. 1,929 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other 1,726 Show data context 98 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,858 Show data context 862 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,425 Show data context 3,668 Show data context
Wood and paper 984 Show data context 144 Show data context
Chemicals 536 Show data context 52 Show data context
Low tech 3,856 Show data context 148 Show data context
High tech. 5,630 Show data context 8 Show data context
Other 2,598 Show data context 321 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,018 Show data context 1,770 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,326 Show data context 1,962 Show data context
Wood and paper 826 Show data context 193 Show data context
Chemicals 828 Show data context 94 Show data context
Low tech 3,228 Show data context 373 Show data context
High tech. 4,018 Show data context 256 Show data context
Other 2,410 Show data context 626 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,305 Show data context 1,967 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,060 Show data context 1,907 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,469 Show data context 322 Show data context
Chemicals 1,762 Show data context 279 Show data context
Low tech 11,249 Show data context 1,510 Show data context
High tech. 9,138 Show data context 1,645 Show data context
Other 2,765 Show data context 1,009 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,013 Show data context 2,016 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 537 Show data context 560 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,584 Show data context 275 Show data context
Chemicals 973 Show data context 170 Show data context
Low tech 12,657 Show data context 1,496 Show data context
High tech. 7,984 Show data context 1,608 Show data context
Other 1,111 Show data context 368 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, Cardiff District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 20th October 2019