Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 183 Show data context 8 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 554 Show data context 308 Show data context
Wood and paper 133 Show data context 9 Show data context
Chemicals 22 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 222 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 179 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 208 Show data context 12 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 90 Show data context 7 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 164 Show data context 180 Show data context
Wood and paper 41 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 12 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 130 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 50 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 26 Show data context 4 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 161 Show data context 15 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 235 Show data context 445 Show data context
Wood and paper 54 Show data context 12 Show data context
Chemicals 29 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 203 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 121 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 181 Show data context 40 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 301 Show data context 126 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 339 Show data context 713 Show data context
Wood and paper 92 Show data context 13 Show data context
Chemicals 107 Show data context 19 Show data context
Low tech 325 Show data context 14 Show data context
High tech. 478 Show data context 18 Show data context
Other 437 Show data context 75 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 388 Show data context 90 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 345 Show data context 323 Show data context
Wood and paper 114 Show data context 26 Show data context
Chemicals 115 Show data context 36 Show data context
Low tech 393 Show data context 15 Show data context
High tech. 1,211 Show data context 308 Show data context
Other 613 Show data context 136 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 422 Show data context 148 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 122 Show data context 130 Show data context
Wood and paper 117 Show data context 15 Show data context
Chemicals 436 Show data context 160 Show data context
Low tech 996 Show data context 141 Show data context
High tech. 1,323 Show data context 358 Show data context
Other 814 Show data context 341 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 288 Show data context 53 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 147 Show data context 213 Show data context
Wood and paper 209 Show data context 53 Show data context
Chemicals 976 Show data context 352 Show data context
Low tech 900 Show data context 328 Show data context
High tech. 3,879 Show data context 1,422 Show data context
Other 407 Show data context 193 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, Reigate and Banstead District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd May 2019