Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 80 Show data context 25 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,632 Show data context 3,230 Show data context
Wood and paper 126 Show data context 20 Show data context
Chemicals 19 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 590 Show data context 12 Show data context
High tech. 400 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 285 Show data context 136 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 244 Show data context 65 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,058 Show data context 8,127 Show data context
Wood and paper 315 Show data context 46 Show data context
Chemicals 228 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 2,521 Show data context 13 Show data context
High tech. 950 Show data context 38 Show data context
Other 284 Show data context 15 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 628 Show data context 203 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 13,716 Show data context 21,436 Show data context
Wood and paper 555 Show data context 212 Show data context
Chemicals 280 Show data context 13 Show data context
Low tech 4,986 Show data context 27 Show data context
High tech. 2,604 Show data context 180 Show data context
Other 2,031 Show data context 311 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,138 Show data context 1,271 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 26,630 Show data context 34,136 Show data context
Wood and paper 855 Show data context 231 Show data context
Chemicals 797 Show data context 179 Show data context
Low tech 7,234 Show data context 83 Show data context
High tech. 7,691 Show data context 427 Show data context
Other 2,747 Show data context 377 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,608 Show data context 1,163 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 23,172 Show data context 30,645 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,057 Show data context 263 Show data context
Chemicals 700 Show data context 329 Show data context
Low tech 2,789 Show data context 145 Show data context
High tech. 8,037 Show data context 512 Show data context
Other 1,361 Show data context 432 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,689 Show data context 945 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 17,556 Show data context 26,063 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,827 Show data context 502 Show data context
Chemicals 1,341 Show data context 756 Show data context
Low tech 3,003 Show data context 418 Show data context
High tech. 12,274 Show data context 1,390 Show data context
Other 1,623 Show data context 741 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 1,835 Show data context 929 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 8,811 Show data context 8,387 Show data context
Wood and paper 1,634 Show data context 329 Show data context
Chemicals 2,964 Show data context 913 Show data context
Low tech 4,181 Show data context 660 Show data context
High tech. 16,710 Show data context 2,375 Show data context
Other 996 Show data context 328 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, Bolton District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 16th October 2019