Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 150 Show data context 8 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 666 Show data context 349 Show data context
Wood and paper 71 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 3 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 142 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 111 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 25 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 207 Show data context 17 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 394 Show data context 507 Show data context
Wood and paper 81 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 29 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 238 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 203 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 81 Show data context 6 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 257 Show data context 29 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 310 Show data context 649 Show data context
Wood and paper 109 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 73 Show data context 31 Show data context
Low tech 352 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 434 Show data context 4 Show data context
Other 248 Show data context 18 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 439 Show data context 150 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 408 Show data context 1,540 Show data context
Wood and paper 156 Show data context 32 Show data context
Chemicals 155 Show data context 20 Show data context
Low tech 1,042 Show data context 7 Show data context
High tech. 1,748 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 432 Show data context 29 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 632 Show data context 310 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 372 Show data context 885 Show data context
Wood and paper 158 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 37 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 1,950 Show data context 16 Show data context
High tech. 2,618 Show data context 177 Show data context
Other 422 Show data context 52 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 878 Show data context 526 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 183 Show data context 746 Show data context
Wood and paper 127 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 64 Show data context 11 Show data context
Low tech 2,113 Show data context 81 Show data context
High tech. 9,206 Show data context 1,757 Show data context
Other 345 Show data context 168 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 650 Show data context 315 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 79 Show data context 211 Show data context
Wood and paper 355 Show data context 55 Show data context
Chemicals 577 Show data context 207 Show data context
Low tech 1,263 Show data context 83 Show data context
High tech. 13,380 Show data context 1,802 Show data context
Other 759 Show data context 574 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, Peterborough UA through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 07th December 2019