Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 109 Show data context 5 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 331 Show data context 184 Show data context
Wood and paper 80 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 13 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 133 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 107 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 124 Show data context 7 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 102 Show data context 12 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 176 Show data context 274 Show data context
Wood and paper 50 Show data context 3 Show data context
Chemicals 15 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 86 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 38 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 45 Show data context 14 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 128 Show data context 11 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 136 Show data context 192 Show data context
Wood and paper 34 Show data context 7 Show data context
Chemicals 19 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 166 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 102 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 128 Show data context 8 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 174 Show data context 67 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 195 Show data context 411 Show data context
Wood and paper 53 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 44 Show data context 8 Show data context
Low tech 178 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 299 Show data context 9 Show data context
Other 290 Show data context 50 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 210 Show data context 69 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 147 Show data context 167 Show data context
Wood and paper 57 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 94 Show data context 19 Show data context
Low tech 142 Show data context 8 Show data context
High tech. 1,409 Show data context 190 Show data context
Other 726 Show data context 142 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 435 Show data context 221 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 69 Show data context 279 Show data context
Wood and paper 596 Show data context 56 Show data context
Chemicals 146 Show data context 66 Show data context
Low tech 494 Show data context 119 Show data context
High tech. 4,212 Show data context 853 Show data context
Other 543 Show data context 226 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 163 Show data context 52 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 108 Show data context 93 Show data context
Wood and paper 255 Show data context 41 Show data context
Chemicals 674 Show data context 248 Show data context
Low tech 826 Show data context 157 Show data context
High tech. 3,090 Show data context 672 Show data context
Other 223 Show data context 95 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, Runnymede District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10056500/cube/MANUF_GEN_SEX

Date accessed: 16th October 2019