Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 282 Show data context 9 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 729 Show data context 297 Show data context
Wood and paper 148 Show data context 21 Show data context
Chemicals 15 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 287 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 331 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 121 Show data context 5 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 502 Show data context 38 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 807 Show data context 1,275 Show data context
Wood and paper 198 Show data context 40 Show data context
Chemicals 62 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 442 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 296 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 183 Show data context 21 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 517 Show data context 25 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 567 Show data context 1,026 Show data context
Wood and paper 156 Show data context 42 Show data context
Chemicals 54 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 397 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 355 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 467 Show data context 88 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 632 Show data context 225 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 551 Show data context 1,230 Show data context
Wood and paper 520 Show data context 145 Show data context
Chemicals 236 Show data context 77 Show data context
Low tech 1,394 Show data context 17 Show data context
High tech. 1,799 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 1,036 Show data context 92 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 722 Show data context 140 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 283 Show data context 276 Show data context
Wood and paper 434 Show data context 112 Show data context
Chemicals 39 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 260 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 654 Show data context 24 Show data context
Other 373 Show data context 126 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 560 Show data context 160 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 75 Show data context 327 Show data context
Wood and paper 359 Show data context 182 Show data context
Chemicals 144 Show data context 134 Show data context
Low tech 352 Show data context 46 Show data context
High tech. 737 Show data context 82 Show data context
Other 397 Show data context 508 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 403 Show data context 158 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 108 Show data context 129 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,586 Show data context 233 Show data context
Chemicals 1,030 Show data context 312 Show data context
Low tech 1,234 Show data context 123 Show data context
High tech. 2,045 Show data context 313 Show data context
Other 325 Show data context 63 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, Dover District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th November 2019