Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 334 Show data context 33 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,972 Show data context 1,150 Show data context
Wood and paper 565 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 77 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 782 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 1,115 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 741 Show data context 56 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 533 Show data context 48 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,831 Show data context 2,443 Show data context
Wood and paper 458 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 259 Show data context 15 Show data context
Low tech 826 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 1,296 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 608 Show data context 61 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,816 Show data context 114 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,303 Show data context 3,754 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,167 Show data context 109 Show data context
Chemicals 549 Show data context 150 Show data context
Low tech 2,098 Show data context 38 Show data context
High tech. 3,511 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 2,567 Show data context 467 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,410 Show data context 1,834 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,306 Show data context 4,660 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,680 Show data context 345 Show data context
Chemicals 4,553 Show data context 1,985 Show data context
Low tech 3,931 Show data context 1,030 Show data context
High tech. 8,310 Show data context 13 Show data context
Other 3,097 Show data context 824 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 7,080 Show data context 2,780 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,792 Show data context 2,596 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,076 Show data context 432 Show data context
Chemicals 3,144 Show data context 1,730 Show data context
Low tech 2,693 Show data context 1,795 Show data context
High tech. 6,648 Show data context 308 Show data context
Other 2,186 Show data context 996 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 5,348 Show data context 3,124 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,576 Show data context 2,669 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,954 Show data context 929 Show data context
Chemicals 5,672 Show data context 2,422 Show data context
Low tech 4,716 Show data context 2,448 Show data context
High tech. 8,090 Show data context 658 Show data context
Other 2,387 Show data context 1,202 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 4,915 Show data context 3,562 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 929 Show data context 1,126 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,844 Show data context 958 Show data context
Chemicals 4,147 Show data context 3,631 Show data context
Low tech 3,368 Show data context 1,825 Show data context
High tech. 9,464 Show data context 2,784 Show data context
Other 829 Show data context 296 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, Kingston upon Hull UA/City through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 15th September 2019