Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 209 Show data context 14 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,418 Show data context 845 Show data context
Wood and paper 182 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 8 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 398 Show data context 58 Show data context
High tech. 187 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 55 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 151 Show data context 13 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 539 Show data context 901 Show data context
Wood and paper 297 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 27 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 560 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 145 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 48 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 137 Show data context 18 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 290 Show data context 727 Show data context
Wood and paper 141 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 54 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 1,230 Show data context 83 Show data context
High tech. 174 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 334 Show data context 12 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 445 Show data context 115 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 999 Show data context 1,453 Show data context
Wood and paper 196 Show data context 45 Show data context
Chemicals 67 Show data context 14 Show data context
Low tech 775 Show data context 99 Show data context
High tech. 602 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 458 Show data context 70 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 292 Show data context 27 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 115 Show data context 83 Show data context
Wood and paper 273 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 46 Show data context 8 Show data context
Low tech 975 Show data context 79 Show data context
High tech. 507 Show data context 87 Show data context
Other 100 Show data context 9 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 529 Show data context 332 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 60 Show data context 81 Show data context
Wood and paper 600 Show data context 247 Show data context
Chemicals 104 Show data context 36 Show data context
Low tech 901 Show data context 360 Show data context
High tech. 2,182 Show data context 395 Show data context
Other 476 Show data context 348 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 350 Show data context 88 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 506 Show data context 130 Show data context
Wood and paper 444 Show data context 86 Show data context
Chemicals 760 Show data context 102 Show data context
Low tech 611 Show data context 65 Show data context
High tech. 7,031 Show data context 523 Show data context
Other 254 Show data context 44 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, Forest of Dean District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 19th March 2019