Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,401 Show data context 82 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,504 Show data context 5,439 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,128 Show data context 25 Show data context
Chemicals 66 Show data context 10 Show data context
Low tech 2,434 Show data context 402 Show data context
High tech. 1,190 Show data context 25 Show data context
Other 728 Show data context 56 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,778 Show data context 141 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,369 Show data context 10,015 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,279 Show data context 48 Show data context
Chemicals 300 Show data context 14 Show data context
Low tech 2,367 Show data context 53 Show data context
High tech. 1,286 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 967 Show data context 174 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,854 Show data context 209 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,385 Show data context 9,594 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,162 Show data context 193 Show data context
Chemicals 386 Show data context 124 Show data context
Low tech 3,167 Show data context 202 Show data context
High tech. 1,690 Show data context 19 Show data context
Other 2,383 Show data context 543 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,617 Show data context 1,000 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,973 Show data context 10,852 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,557 Show data context 360 Show data context
Chemicals 655 Show data context 434 Show data context
Low tech 4,044 Show data context 528 Show data context
High tech. 4,720 Show data context 48 Show data context
Other 3,029 Show data context 575 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,015 Show data context 650 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,970 Show data context 4,318 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,228 Show data context 335 Show data context
Chemicals 552 Show data context 423 Show data context
Low tech 2,921 Show data context 414 Show data context
High tech. 5,646 Show data context 406 Show data context
Other 3,057 Show data context 979 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,371 Show data context 1,316 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,770 Show data context 2,685 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,167 Show data context 663 Show data context
Chemicals 1,407 Show data context 732 Show data context
Low tech 4,104 Show data context 1,127 Show data context
High tech. 23,996 Show data context 4,194 Show data context
Other 4,474 Show data context 2,280 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,840 Show data context 1,252 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 2,485 Show data context 1,061 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,757 Show data context 613 Show data context
Chemicals 3,859 Show data context 914 Show data context
Low tech 4,324 Show data context 495 Show data context
High tech. 39,478 Show data context 4,199 Show data context
Other 2,034 Show data context 400 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, Gloucestershire through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 08th December 2019