Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 301 Show data context 90 Show data context
Wood and paper 45 Show data context 1 Show data context
Chemicals 56 Show data context 10 Show data context
Low tech 1,477 Show data context 23 Show data context
High tech. 171 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 9 Show data context 1 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 43 Show data context 11 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 339 Show data context 433 Show data context
Wood and paper 39 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 50 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 2,853 Show data context 115 Show data context
High tech. 186 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 22 Show data context 3 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 48 Show data context 16 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 176 Show data context 401 Show data context
Wood and paper 23 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 61 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 2,054 Show data context 237 Show data context
High tech. 287 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 507 Show data context 26 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 409 Show data context 122 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 446 Show data context 797 Show data context
Wood and paper 110 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 185 Show data context 10 Show data context
Low tech 3,424 Show data context 75 Show data context
High tech. 958 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 1,234 Show data context 27 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 354 Show data context 56 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 129 Show data context 127 Show data context
Wood and paper 43 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 171 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 2,079 Show data context 46 Show data context
High tech. 65 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 97 Show data context 7 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 375 Show data context 99 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 303 Show data context 835 Show data context
Wood and paper 23 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 270 Show data context 12 Show data context
Low tech 7,126 Show data context 382 Show data context
High tech. 317 Show data context 15 Show data context
Other 97 Show data context 87 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 270 Show data context 113 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 932 Show data context 312 Show data context
Wood and paper 231 Show data context 21 Show data context
Chemicals 493 Show data context 65 Show data context
Low tech 4,872 Show data context 298 Show data context
High tech. 2,147 Show data context 440 Show data context
Other 112 Show data context 113 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, Blaenau Gwent District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 21st May 2019