Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 2,769 Show data context 136 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 12,355 Show data context 6,369 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,361 Show data context 36 Show data context
Chemicals 83 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 3,522 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 2,816 Show data context 18 Show data context
Other 1,295 Show data context 279 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,350 Show data context 248 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 10,786 Show data context 16,327 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,574 Show data context 133 Show data context
Chemicals 551 Show data context 32 Show data context
Low tech 3,795 Show data context 38 Show data context
High tech. 2,355 Show data context 34 Show data context
Other 1,554 Show data context 244 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 3,092 Show data context 270 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 7,884 Show data context 13,134 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,310 Show data context 315 Show data context
Chemicals 532 Show data context 137 Show data context
Low tech 4,333 Show data context 34 Show data context
High tech. 2,852 Show data context 49 Show data context
Other 3,452 Show data context 1,479 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 5,107 Show data context 1,569 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 9,233 Show data context 13,493 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,748 Show data context 486 Show data context
Chemicals 1,191 Show data context 555 Show data context
Low tech 4,545 Show data context 39 Show data context
High tech. 4,925 Show data context 35 Show data context
Other 4,552 Show data context 1,176 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 7,660 Show data context 2,532 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,918 Show data context 9,845 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,963 Show data context 629 Show data context
Chemicals 606 Show data context 84 Show data context
Low tech 2,516 Show data context 112 Show data context
High tech. 6,053 Show data context 423 Show data context
Other 3,741 Show data context 1,220 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 8,191 Show data context 3,548 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 6,462 Show data context 8,460 Show data context
Wood and paper 2,744 Show data context 674 Show data context
Chemicals 954 Show data context 134 Show data context
Low tech 1,898 Show data context 312 Show data context
High tech. 9,070 Show data context 2,053 Show data context
Other 3,650 Show data context 1,474 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 9,994 Show data context 5,302 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,332 Show data context 5,866 Show data context
Wood and paper 4,034 Show data context 804 Show data context
Chemicals 3,361 Show data context 1,374 Show data context
Low tech 4,186 Show data context 541 Show data context
High tech. 16,325 Show data context 4,085 Show data context
Other 3,215 Show data context 683 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, Norfolk through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 18th October 2018