Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 216 Show data context 10 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 924 Show data context 431 Show data context
Wood and paper 182 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 8 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 1,529 Show data context 525 Show data context
High tech. 236 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 117 Show data context 17 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 295 Show data context 17 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,100 Show data context 2,352 Show data context
Wood and paper 252 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 50 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 627 Show data context 34 Show data context
High tech. 290 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 155 Show data context 43 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 209 Show data context 13 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 464 Show data context 1,267 Show data context
Wood and paper 106 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 38 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 388 Show data context 29 Show data context
High tech. 174 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 216 Show data context 57 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 313 Show data context 128 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 704 Show data context 1,572 Show data context
Wood and paper 105 Show data context 71 Show data context
Chemicals 190 Show data context 21 Show data context
Low tech 2,463 Show data context 879 Show data context
High tech. 1,041 Show data context 125 Show data context
Other 522 Show data context 345 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 330 Show data context 75 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 268 Show data context 368 Show data context
Wood and paper 110 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 308 Show data context 56 Show data context
High tech. 394 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 144 Show data context 29 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 172 Show data context 42 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 51 Show data context 105 Show data context
Wood and paper 76 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 229 Show data context 57 Show data context
High tech. 2,007 Show data context 458 Show data context
Other 122 Show data context 45 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 373 Show data context 217 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,333 Show data context 573 Show data context
Wood and paper 134 Show data context 31 Show data context
Chemicals 138 Show data context 47 Show data context
Low tech 2,189 Show data context 533 Show data context
High tech. 1,481 Show data context 261 Show data context
Other 260 Show data context 131 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, Malvern Hills District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 18th October 2019