Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 167 Show data context 12 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 766 Show data context 402 Show data context
Wood and paper 106 Show data context 6 Show data context
Chemicals 5 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 251 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 101 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 53 Show data context 49 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 259 Show data context 22 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 650 Show data context 1,916 Show data context
Wood and paper 165 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 19 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 299 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 86 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 83 Show data context 37 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 232 Show data context 15 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 409 Show data context 2,054 Show data context
Wood and paper 130 Show data context 5 Show data context
Chemicals 10 Show data context 0 Show data context
Low tech 319 Show data context 1 Show data context
High tech. 159 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other 160 Show data context 32 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 296 Show data context 53 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 221 Show data context 640 Show data context
Wood and paper 85 Show data context 2 Show data context
Chemicals 11 Show data context 3 Show data context
Low tech 314 Show data context 4 Show data context
High tech. 272 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 150 Show data context 10 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 586 Show data context 76 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 152 Show data context 243 Show data context
Wood and paper 192 Show data context 0 Show data context
Chemicals 36 Show data context 7 Show data context
Low tech 183 Show data context 2 Show data context
High tech. 187 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other 107 Show data context 7 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 610 Show data context 113 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 69 Show data context 178 Show data context
Wood and paper 177 Show data context 4 Show data context
Chemicals 34 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 95 Show data context 5 Show data context
High tech. 429 Show data context 71 Show data context
Other 93 Show data context 30 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 352 Show data context 44 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 157 Show data context 66 Show data context
Wood and paper 142 Show data context 11 Show data context
Chemicals 33 Show data context 10 Show data context
Low tech 204 Show data context 18 Show data context
High tech. 857 Show data context 121 Show data context
Other 55 Show data context 19 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, North Dorset District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 19th June 2019