Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 490 Show data context 27 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,466 Show data context 447 Show data context
Wood and paper 195 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 6 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 692 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 443 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 90 Show data context 10 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 432 Show data context 42 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 1,050 Show data context 1,316 Show data context
Wood and paper 145 Show data context 8 Show data context
Chemicals 30 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 625 Show data context 3 Show data context
High tech. 324 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 84 Show data context 13 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 297 Show data context 21 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 629 Show data context 901 Show data context
Wood and paper 96 Show data context 17 Show data context
Chemicals 33 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 611 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 364 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 246 Show data context 29 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 519 Show data context 79 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 402 Show data context 710 Show data context
Wood and paper 96 Show data context 10 Show data context
Chemicals 100 Show data context 4 Show data context
Low tech 511 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 504 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 346 Show data context 89 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 742 Show data context 46 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 190 Show data context 99 Show data context
Wood and paper 131 Show data context 12 Show data context
Chemicals 52 Show data context 2 Show data context
Low tech 176 Show data context 0 Show data context
High tech. 542 Show data context 27 Show data context
Other 348 Show data context 112 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 811 Show data context 249 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 63 Show data context 97 Show data context
Wood and paper 302 Show data context 89 Show data context
Chemicals 26 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 147 Show data context 10 Show data context
High tech. 630 Show data context 145 Show data context
Other 400 Show data context 179 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 799 Show data context 226 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 41 Show data context 92 Show data context
Wood and paper 240 Show data context 26 Show data context
Chemicals 300 Show data context 91 Show data context
Low tech 368 Show data context 22 Show data context
High tech. 1,602 Show data context 226 Show data context
Other 275 Show data context 49 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, Breckland District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 12th November 2019