Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 91 Show data context 1 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,053 Show data context 1,126 Show data context
Wood and paper 60 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 16 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 211 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 89 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 40 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 177 Show data context 17 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,733 Show data context 2,837 Show data context
Wood and paper 82 Show data context 15 Show data context
Chemicals 31 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 438 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 194 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 64 Show data context 22 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 212 Show data context 19 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,046 Show data context 1,611 Show data context
Wood and paper 104 Show data context 26 Show data context
Chemicals 76 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 564 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 234 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 300 Show data context 49 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 417 Show data context 90 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,972 Show data context 3,104 Show data context
Wood and paper 168 Show data context 24 Show data context
Chemicals 578 Show data context 279 Show data context
Low tech 1,661 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 1,002 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other 675 Show data context 99 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 531 Show data context 264 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,618 Show data context 3,354 Show data context
Wood and paper 534 Show data context 22 Show data context
Chemicals 813 Show data context 270 Show data context
Low tech 1,923 Show data context 53 Show data context
High tech. 1,553 Show data context 56 Show data context
Other 400 Show data context 97 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 517 Show data context 147 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,150 Show data context 2,892 Show data context
Wood and paper 398 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 2,570 Show data context 1,029 Show data context
Low tech 1,637 Show data context 116 Show data context
High tech. 1,979 Show data context 128 Show data context
Other 326 Show data context 205 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 538 Show data context 268 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,269 Show data context 2,658 Show data context
Wood and paper 481 Show data context 61 Show data context
Chemicals 2,203 Show data context 986 Show data context
Low tech 2,212 Show data context 364 Show data context
High tech. 2,762 Show data context 395 Show data context
Other 232 Show data context 105 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, North Ayrshire District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 15th December 2019