Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 20 Show data context 1 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 46 Show data context 23 Show data context
Wood and paper 8 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 22 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 17 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 51 Show data context 2 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 66 Show data context 71 Show data context
Wood and paper 22 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 47 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 40 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 15 Show data context 2 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 50 Show data context 1 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 76 Show data context 244 Show data context
Wood and paper 34 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 32 Show data context 1 Show data context
Low tech 45 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 42 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 71 Show data context 12 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 279 Show data context 90 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 304 Show data context 759 Show data context
Wood and paper 108 Show data context 14 Show data context
Chemicals 241 Show data context 59 Show data context
Low tech 468 Show data context 17 Show data context
High tech. 731 Show data context 18 Show data context
Other 422 Show data context 53 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,092 Show data context 463 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 981 Show data context 1,480 Show data context
Wood and paper 711 Show data context 332 Show data context
Chemicals 1,422 Show data context 731 Show data context
Low tech 1,328 Show data context 313 Show data context
High tech. 2,008 Show data context 569 Show data context
Other 2,346 Show data context 689 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 658 Show data context 492 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 891 Show data context 1,399 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,064 Show data context 626 Show data context
Chemicals 3,789 Show data context 2,347 Show data context
Low tech 1,724 Show data context 600 Show data context
High tech. 20,726 Show data context 3,689 Show data context
Other 987 Show data context 492 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,370 Show data context 1,150 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 430 Show data context 820 Show data context
Wood and paper 700 Show data context 430 Show data context
Chemicals 5,160 Show data context 2,560 Show data context
Low tech 1,780 Show data context 740 Show data context
High tech. 29,870 Show data context 3,430 Show data context
Other 530 Show data context 180 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, Barking and Dagenham District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10056780/cube/MANUF_GEN_SEX

Date accessed: 17th November 2017