Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 78 Show data context 4 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 209 Show data context 80 Show data context
Wood and paper 59 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 112 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 71 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 24 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 89 Show data context 5 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 124 Show data context 158 Show data context
Wood and paper 87 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 126 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 50 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 82 Show data context 1 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 75 Show data context 129 Show data context
Wood and paper 57 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 103 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 48 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 38 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 129 Show data context 31 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 77 Show data context 175 Show data context
Wood and paper 55 Show data context 11 Show data context
Chemicals 13 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 143 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 194 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 71 Show data context 7 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 96 Show data context 14 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 74 Show data context 75 Show data context
Wood and paper 50 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 88 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 256 Show data context 6 Show data context
Other 50 Show data context 11 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 83 Show data context 97 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 29 Show data context 48 Show data context
Wood and paper 50 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 30 Show data context 50 Show data context
Low tech 52 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 445 Show data context 51 Show data context
Other 103 Show data context 20 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 195 Show data context 48 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 31 Show data context 23 Show data context
Wood and paper 277 Show data context 41 Show data context
Chemicals 430 Show data context 57 Show data context
Low tech 275 Show data context 32 Show data context
High tech. 2,132 Show data context 218 Show data context
Other 98 Show data context 21 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, Hart District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 21st May 2019